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Amazon shareholders reject dissident moves to reshape company

May 28, 2020 - 11:08 AM

Proposals on issues such as food waste, racism, environmental justice get rejected as Amazon says that, in many cases, they already support initiatives relating to those

Amazon workers group calls for strike over virus and climate concerns

Apr 17, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice urges colleagues to call in sick on April 24, accusing the company of firing workers protesting a lack of coronavirus precautions and environmental action

AMAZON. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Hundreds of Amazon employees criticize firm's climate stance

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:25 PM

More than 300 workers sign a Medium blog post by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, which is pushing the company to go further in its climate change mitigation plan

AMAZON. A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Why climate migration is a human rights concern

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'Adaptation and mitigation are not enough. We need climate justice,' says United Nations special rapporteur Cecilia Jimenez Damary

ANGELINA ECHALAS. The elderly survivor found a temporary shelter in their Barangay Hall in Maynonong, Tiwi, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Group starts petition urging youth, government to act on climate crisis

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The 'I am Climate Justice Movement' needs volunteers to get barangay ordinances passed in support of the campaign

Choose candidates with environmental agenda – youth leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Youth climate advocates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao challenge candidates to help stop using coal energy and producing single-use plastic, among others

CALL TO ACTION. Youth leaders from across the Philippines gather in a unity declaration protest to stop environmental destruction. Photo by Claudia Gancayco

[OPINION] Pleading for the oceans, pitching for the future

Mar 12, 2019 - 11:36 AM

'Plastic pollution is an issue that urgently needs policy and power to ultimately change its path of destruction,' Antoinette Taus says

8 reasons why the Rainbow Warrior rocks

Mar 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here are reasons why you may want to see the Rainbow Warrior and fall in love with her as she sails the islands of our beautiful country

CLIMATE JUSTICE. Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joins Philippines communities in their call for climate justice. File photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

WATCH: Rainbow Warrior calls for climate justice in PH

Feb 16, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The ship will be in the Philippines until March 5, visiting Manila, Guimaras, and Tacloban before sailing to other countries in Southeast Asia

Environment groups file case vs DENR, DOE over coal plants proliferation

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:14 PM

The petitioners asks the Supreme Court to compel the two government agencies to do what laws require of them in regulating coal fired power plants

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Several individuals and environmental groups bring their anti-coal struggle to the Supreme Court. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have betrayed the people and should be exposed

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ClimateActionPH: Fighting coal with information drives, social media

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Barangay Sawang Calero s successful campaign against a coal fired power plant inspired youth and community leaders in Cebu to take steps to protect the environment

SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

What do advocates have to say about President Rodrigo Duterte s statements on different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address?

ENVIRONMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address. Duterte photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

PH to revise UN climate pledges to align with 1.5-degree target

May 21, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The Philippines current commitments include 70 carbon mitigation by 2030 All of these commitments however are conditional

Photo by Renee Karunungan

The Philippines is on the brink of a climate inferno

May 20, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Further delays in coming up with a political consensus to address the challenges of climate change can be catastrophic

Image by Alyssa Arizabal / Rappler

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

PH storms a reminder of need for climate justice, aid – UN envoy

Dec 20, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Ireland s former President Mary Robinson advocates to put justice and equity at the heart of climate response

Defiance in Paris as #COP21 wraps up

Dec 12, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Activists say their protest action will be a reminder that any progress in the battle against climate change will be led by the people not politicians

RED LINES CROSSED. Ahead of a big protest in Paris on Saturday, December 12, activists stage an action in Le Bourget, criticizing COP21 for crossing 'red lines' or non-negotiable issues: equity, finance, justice, zero emissions, and compliance. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

Climate activists take climate change to Dumaguete's streets

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Environmental advocates in Dumaguete demand climate justice which they say is also a matter of human rights

Thousands join climate march in PH ahead of Paris talks

Nov 28, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Filipino activists join the global climate march movement ahead of key talks in Paris aimed at crafting a pact to mitigate the impact of global warming

CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH. A multisectoral group joins the global march for climate change action on November 28, 2015. Photo from the Freedom from Debt Coalition Facebook page

#NowPH: Towards bigger, bolder climate actions

Nov 28, 2015 - 4:03 PM

NowPH gives the youth a starting point towards climate action but the current situation demands bigger measures

Standing up for climate justice: No other time but now

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:51 AM

The March for Climate Justice on November 28 2015 hopes to bring together Filipinos from various sectors to call for immediate action on climate change

#NowIsTheTime for 100% renewable energy

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:49 PM

While reducing carbon emissions is a step in the right direction many see a transition to 100 renewable energy as the solution to climate change

Vulnerable countries fight for climate justice, 1.5ºC limit

Oct 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Developing countries propose to keep global warming under a 1 5ºC limit during the Bonn climate talks

Climate negotiations begin as Typhoon Lando devastates PH

Oct 20, 2015 - 2:43 PM

These typhoons coinciding with climate negotiations serve as a reminder for world leaders to start acting on climate change

CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. The last 5 days of negotiations before COP21 begin in Bonn, Germany. Photo by

#NowPH: Youth urged to combat climate change

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:19 AM

The National Youth Commission and the Climate Change Commission launch their latest effort to promote climate change awareness

Climate action: Long term goal or short term actions?

Sep 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If the long term goal is our end destination short term ambitions are our road maps to get there

Mimaropa to world leaders: Strong climate deal, please

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The Regional Development Council of Mimaropa has adopted a resolution that seeks to globalize the resolve of the archipelagic region to address the ill effects of climate change

PH youth advocates stand for 'climate justice' at ASEAN conference

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The youth need to have a stronger voice in the climate talks They will bear the brunt of climate change impacts which will be felt for years to come

Aquino's response to climate change: Action or inaction?

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Ma’am sana makarating itong kwento ko sa mga tao para may gawin na sila

Coal power plant project faces Church opposition

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The church agency says addressing the looming power crisis should not be at the expense of the health of the people and the environment

NO TO COAL. NASSA's Fr. Edwin Gariguez (2nd from right) joins other groups in launching of the one Million signature campaign against coal-fired power plant during a press conference in Quezon City on June 5. Photo courtesy of Nassa

Pinoys join global call for Norway fossil fuel divestment

May 23, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Campaigners say Norwegian pension funds 50 70 of Philippine coal plants

Activists to French president: Climate action not enough

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Activists want to remind President Francois Hollande of the obligations of developed countries like France to Filipinos and other countries suffering from climate change

'LES VULNERABLES.' Filipino climate justice activists invoke the famous novel of French author Victor Hugo in their message for French President Francois Hollande about climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

A call for climate justice

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:36 PM

It is an injustice that the Philippines is repeatedly paying the price of climate change It’s an injustice that must ultimately end with climate justice

What do vanishing glaciers in Iceland have to do with Asia?

Oct 24, 2014 - 6:07 PM

As just one individual I knew there wasn’t much I could do to have a direct impact on the large scale causes of climate change but I do believe in the power of collective action

#ClimateWalk: Because justice demands it

Oct 11, 2014 - 3:21 PM

A participant in the ClimateWalk to Tacloban hopes to create an uproar to demand accountability from those responsible for the build up of greenhouse gases

#ClimateWalk: For justice and the environment

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:50 PM

The unity amidst this diversity was clear – that the people of the world demand our leaders to take concrete action on all fronts of the climate crisis

VLOG: Filipinos join largest climate rally in history

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Participants of the world s biggest movement to fight climate change say they cannot just rely on government leaders to act on the pressing global problem

PH groups: Obama should lead fight vs climate change

Apr 26, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Climate action groups hope the US president will show leadership in climate issues during his visit to the Philippines

CLIMATE LEADERSHIP. Philippine environmentalists want US President Barack Obama to make ambitious commitments to combat climate change. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH reliance on coal contributes to climate change – groups

Apr 15, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The latest United Nations report urges countries to do away with fossil fuels to curb climate change The Philippines however is building more coal plants

DRIVING GLOBAL WARMING. Coal provides 40% of the world's electricity but spews out 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions

The Philippines' addiction to dirty coal and dirty politics

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Disaster risk reduction and preparedness will be rendered meaningless if coal addiction is not eliminated

PEOPLE POWER. Environmental activists participate in the Power Shift movement. Photo from #SulongPH

Power shift towards 350: Climate movement kicks off in Cebu

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Youth and grassroots leaders gather in Cebu City to launch Power Shift Pilipinas

PH groups hit rich countries for climate change turnaround

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A week into the climate change talks in Poland countries are reneging on pledges to cut carbon emissions

WATERED DOWN. Climate justice advocates call on developed countries to fulfill their targets for reducing carbon emissions. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

US owes us climate debt – PH environmentalists

Nov 13, 2013 - 9:05 PM

For causing global warming developed countries must fund climate resiliency programs of poorer countries that are prone to disasters according to activists

CUT CO2 EMISSIONS NOW. Climate justice advocates say cutting carbon emissions is a matter of life and death for disaster-stricken countries like the Philippines. All photos by Andrew Robles

Green groups to DOE: What happened to renewable energy?

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Despite the Renewable Energy Act the country s energy outlook is very much coal oriented

STANDING UP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. Environmentalists say the government should invest in renewable energy instead of add more coal plants in the country. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Salceda elected as UN Green Climate Fund co-chair

Oct 14, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Salceda heads a 100 billion fund to help developing nations adapt to climate change

SPEAKING HIS MIND. Joey Salceda explains some of his ideas in a post-talk discussion at the Social Good Summit. All photos by Mark Demayo

Why there's a need to improve climate finance

Jul 17, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Stakeholders also need to make sure promises are delivered