Helping communities address environmental challenges

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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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. 


August 31, 2020

Among the modern-day heroes are environmental defenders who tirelessly devote their work in protecting the vast land and seas, and the rich natural wonders of the nation from local and foreign plunder of large corporations. They have risked and some have sacrificed their lives during their call of duty.

Intensifying attacks on land and environment defenders just less than a month into the effectivity of the sinister Anti-Terrorism Law.

August 24, 2020

Several posters slandering land and environment defenders were posted outside Sta. Ana Church in Davao City’s proper earlier this August. Among the faces involved were environment advocates Ms. Meggie Nolasco and Dr. Jean Lindo. Ms. Nolasco was a former staff in CEC while Dr. Lindo is a member of the Environmental Defenders Congress, which was co-convened by CEC.