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.
The CREATE Project was designed so that partner marginalized and vulnerable communities, including the peasants, fisherfolk, indigenous people and women, are (1) able to relate climate change and its impacts to their own lives, livelihoods and communities, (2) empowered to act collectively leveraged on their own collective strengths and traditional ecological knowledge and practices, (3) able to communicate climate change impacts and disasters effectively, and (4) better prepared when future climate disasters strike.
The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC) strongly condemns the illegal arrest of environmental defenders Marissa Cabaljao, spokesperson of People Surge, and four of its members. Marissa’s one-year-old baby was also with her when she was taken into custody by the police. At around 2:00 AM on February 7, agents of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police raided the offices of two progressive organizations in Eastern Visayas. Rights groups claim that the firearms and explosives were planted as evidence for the arrests.