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Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines works to cultivate environmental awareness and action, create a community of advocates, and contribute to the defense of ecosystems and peoples through empowering education, community-based research, and people-oriented, patriotic, and scientific advocacy.

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Environmental advocates troop to the United Nations Human Rights Council one year into the Marcos Jr. administration

June 30, 2023

Press Release, June 29, 2023: Geneva, Switzerland – The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC) is part of the delegation of human rights advocates from the Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch (PH UPR Watch) which attended the 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, whose session coincides with the Marcos Jr. administration marking its first year in office.

Intervention submitted by CEC in partnership with Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (CCIA-WCC) at the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council

June 28, 2023

The Center of Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC) participated in the 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights (19 June – 14 July 2023) in Geneva, Switzerland. CEC submitted an intervention in partnership with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (CCIA-WCC), during the Interactive Dialogue of the Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights.

77 Global and National Human Rights and Environmental Groups in Six Countries Expose OceanaGold as an Irresponsible Mining Company and Oppose its Expansion

March 2, 2023

Seventy-seven groups from Australia, Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Philippines, the United States, and El Salvador stand together against the abusive practices of OceanaGold, one of the world’s major global mining corporations. In the Philippines, Oceana Gold has the shameful distinction of being named by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) as having abused the rights of mining-affected communities in its mining operations in Barangay Didipio, Kasibu in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.

READ: Environmental advocates call for justice and reparations! ​

February 28, 2023

Earlier today, environmental advocates gathered in front of the venue of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss & Damage meeting under the UNFCCC to demand support for the most affected communities due to climate change. FULL DEMANDS: We, the concerned youth and most-impacted sectors of the Philippines, write to you today to express our support […]

READ: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its impacts on the environment

February 27, 2023

RCEP and the Environment Introduction The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and its five FTA partners (Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Republic of Korea).[1] […]

7th Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan

December 29, 2022

In recognition of their work and sacrifices, the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC), in cooperation with its partners, is pleased to have launched the 7th Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan (GBK). The awards event was held on December 28, 2022 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Recipients of the award include Chad Booc, Kelvin Rodolfo, Vertudez Macapanpan, Daniel Maches, […]