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.