“That means no more coal-fired power plants, no major mining operations without the free prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples and local communities. (And it means) Zero tolerance for harassment, intimidation and acts of violence against environment, land and human rights defenders.”
Tags: climate justice
By DEE AYROSO
“The fisherfolk would be at the front-line casualties of this looming ecological disaster, thus, we are demanding the Duterte government to address this with urgency and decisively by halting environmentally critical projects that would aggravate the impacts of climate change.”
The plight of the Tacloban 5 is but the latest case in a deepening human rights crisis faced by people working to protect their lands, the environment, and our climate. The Philippines was declared the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders in 2019.
The initiative also calls attention to the preponderance of non-solutions to climate change being floated in global conferences that are supposed to find solutions.
The book offers direct and comprehensive answers on various questions and debates on development. Organized movements of farmers are often viewed as a group of people whose stakes are an obstruction to development, especially when asserting their right to the land they till and opposing foreign capital-driven “development projects” sponsored by government.
MANILA – Youth and environmental groups in the country joined the worldwide protests dubbed “Global Climate Strike” on Sept. 20, as they sounded the alarm on the worsening climate crisis all over the planet. The global mobilization took place three days before the Sept. 23 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City. Some…
“The future of our climate is in peril if we allow polluter countries and companies to run the world on its business-as-usual pathway.”
“Negotiators have failed to come up with a long-delayed climate protocol that imposes obligated, quantified, and ambitious emissions cuts on industrialized countries and their corporations.”
“The Aquino administration has accumulated a long string of cases of human rights violations against climate refugees and environmental advocates.”