Tags: climate justice

UN expert urges Philippine government to stop coal fired power plants, address killings of environmental defenders

“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.”

‘Tacloban 5’ imprisoned for still demanding justice 6 years after Typhoon Yolanda

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.

Right on time

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.

Filipino youth join Global Climate Strike

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…