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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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PRESS RELEASE March 27, 2024: Environmental defender groups amass local and international support to surface and release Eco Dangla and Jak Tiong

March 27, 2024

PRESS RELEASE Environmental defender groups amass local and international support to surface and release Eco Dangla and Jak Tiong March 27, 2024 Contact person: lia@cecphils.org / 09097273371 maggie@kalikasan.net / 0955 299 5309   As of March 27, 2024 10:10 in the morning, a total of 257 organizations and 416 individuals have signed the petition for […]

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.

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 […]

Environmental advocates call for less talk, more action in COP27 climate talks

November 7, 2022

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.