The Center for Environmental Concerns Philippines co-sponsored and participated in a side event at COP 27 in Egypt last November 16, 2022. About the event: As temperatures rise, water scarcity pursues, food chains break, and storm systems strengthen, a concerted effort among frontline peasant farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, and environmental justice communities is reshaping the […]
As world leaders gather at the Conference of Parties 27 (COP27) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Egypt, we are releasing a three-part series of infographics on just and sustainable energy. This is the first of the series. Transitioning to renewable energy is key to addressing the climate crisis. Such transition must also be guided by justice, inclusivity, and transparency.
As States around the world gather for the climate change talks or the Conference of Parties 27 (COP 27) in Egypt, the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC), along with fellow environmental human rights defenders and advocates, call for the government to fulfill its mandate of promoting the right to a healthy environment. The current administration must address the unheeded clamor to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation, and consider environmental human rights defenders as an ally in the fight against climate change.
Mt. Ping-as is part of the Sierra Madre mountain range and situated in the municipality of Pakil. Residents of the municipality consider the mountain to be a blessing as it provides them water for irrigation and for their daily needs. Besides its importance to their daily lives, the mountain is also significant to their culture, as devotees hike up the mountain on the last Saturday of May every year to attend mass and witness the Santacruzan in a tradition they call “Ahunan sa Ping-as”. The same mountain is currently under threat due to a planned hydropower plant project proposed by Ahunan Power, Inc., a joint venture between Prime Metro Power Holdings Corp. and JBD Water Power Inc.