Climate Change

Environmental Defenders Unite with Dumagat-Remontados Against Kaliwa Dam

May 23, 2024

In celebration of Dumagat Day, the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC) expresses its solidarity with the Dumagat-Remontado indigenous people. Dumagat Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the solidarity with the indigenous peoples in defending the environment and strengthening the promotion of their right to ancestral lands and self-determination [2]. Known as virtuous […]

Stop the Attacks, Defend Environmental Defenders!

May 8, 2024

The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc., together with fellow environmental advocates strongly urgently demands that the issuance of Habeas Data and Writ of Amparo be granted to them and not delayed any further.  Jhed Tamano and Jonila Castro were conducting research on reclamation in the coastal communities in Bataan before their abduction last […]

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.

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 […]

Frontline Solutions to the Climate Crises: How communities adapt, respond and fight climate change.

November 30, 2022

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 […]