Sustainable Development Goals

CEC on the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

May 20, 2020

Mainstream protection of the environment and defending environmental defenders Today, the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is being held online due to the corona virus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This year’s theme is “Accelerating action for and delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.” However, five years after […]

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant: Marcos’ Energy Meltdown Revived Under BBB

September 25, 2018

If its quest to look into alternative energy sources is genuine, the government should rid of corporate ownership and control of the nation’s energy industry. The answer is not to commercialize development projects meant to provide basic services such as electricity, but to nationalize them and utilize this as a vital and strategic step for national industrialization. The search for better, alternative sources of energy should not entail damage to the people and environment.

Environmental Defenders Are Not Terrorists!

March 22, 2018

The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines strongly condemns the inclusion of many environmental defenders in the so-called “terror list” of the Philippine government. This is a clear attack on the environment, and people’s civil and political rights. In this time of environmental crisis, those that protect it should be considered heroes instead of terrorists.

Learn from 23 years of Foreign Plunder under the Philippine Mining Act: Duterte’s Charter Change will only Herald more Environmental Destruction, Rights Abuses and Disasters to the Filipino People

March 5, 2018

This month marks the 23rd year of legal plunder of our country’s minerals under the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. It promises national growth and development while ostensibly safeguarding the environment and protecting the rights of communities, but its neoliberal framework for profit has unleashed destruction on vast swathes of ecosystems and human rights violations.