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Anti-coal protest in the Philippines forces Korea Eximbank to withdraw from Green Climate Fund

  Protests in the Philippines against the Export-Import Bank of Korea’s (KEXIM) funding for coal projects have forced the latter’s withdrawal from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global fund under the auspices of the UN climate pact allocated for low-emission and climate-resilient development “After several months of campaigning against the accreditation of the Korean […] (More...)

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Coal in the Philippines: A Filipino American’s Perspective

When I think of coal, the first thing that comes to mind is the dirty, foul puffs of smoke billowing out of the smoke stacks of coal power plants, drifting into the atmosphere and surrounding environments. I also think of soot and ash spreading around buildings, homes, and people’s clothing and skin. I think of […] (More...)

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Bac Lieu chose clean energy, clean environment, clean shrimp and phased out coal-fired power plant – a wise decision which satisfies people’s expectation, and leads a new initiative for Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Hanoi, September 23, 2016 –Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) and Non-Communicable Diseases Viet Nam (NCDs-VN) wholeheartedly support Bac Lieu Province leaders in their decision to “Withdraw Cai Cung coal-fired power plant project1 in the province from the Power Development Plan VII to ensure clean environment for aquaculture in the context that this province has high […] (More...)

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Of one mind and vision

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela. The following months after the signing of the Paris Agreement has been a challenging time for the East Asia region The fossil fuel industry is still active with a host of projects on the ground and are still bent on expanding dirty energy development […] (More...)

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Struggling on Dangerous Ground

Written by Val De Guzman   According to a recent report published by Global Witness, the Philippines is not only the second most dangerous place for journalists, it is also the second deadliest country for environmental activists. According to the report they released last June 20, entitled On Dangerous Ground, documented that 185 killings of […] (More...)

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Groups welcome ADB support for Duterte clean energy transition

MANILA, 8 June 2016 — Civil society groups welcomed today the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) pledge of support for the incoming Duterte administration’s statements supporting clean energy, making it the first major financing institution to do so. “ADB is fully supportive of the COP21 [Paris climate talks] outcomes,” said Richard Bolt, ADB’s country director for […] (More...)

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Charting our path to sustainable energy development in Vietnam: a convergence of sectors

Seminar on climate and energy raises voice of frontline community, corporate sector and scientific community in sustainable development   CHANGE/350.org Vietnam and the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) hosted a seminar “Power shift: change to tackle climate change” on 27 April in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The seminar aimed at promoting voice of the […] (More...)

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Voting for a fossil-free future

The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear as the three-month campaign season starts with most interest on a crowded contest to succeed Benigno Aquino III, as the president of the republic, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and personality politics to dominate the current public discourse. In the midst of the election circus advocates […] (More...)

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Why you need to think about coal on World Food Day

Yesterday was World Food Day, and across the globe, filtered Instagram shots of delightfully healthy, organic meals likely skyrocketed as people found reasons to celebrate the most delicious part of our lives. And scoff though I might, if people are finding reasons to be thankful for food that’s grown in harmony with the planet and not (More...)

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