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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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6000+ Resistance Against DMCI Coal in Palawan

6000+ petitioners filed at DENR Photo: AC Dimatatac   Palawan Alliance for Clean Energy (PACE) equipped with more than six thousand (6,000) signatures urging DENR Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje to deny DMCI an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for a proposed coal power plant in the Philippines’ last ecological frontier – Palawan. The ECC is to […] (More...)

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Quezon rises up against dirty energy

I was supposed to be on leave yesterday, and I have already imagined an uneventful day when I suddenly came across a short-noticed invitation to an anti-coal activity in Quezon, province which I was elated to join. It was totally unplanned and unexpected, after a hectic morning I suddenly found myself having lunch and listening […] (More...)

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Palawan community resistance gains ground vs. coal

Last week became an all important turning point in our fight against a coal-fired power plant on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. On the 16th of June, the City Government of Puerto Princesa adopted “a resolution vehemently opposing the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Palawan.” We couldn’t have asked for a […] (More...)

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Bearing Witness from Ground Zero

The Roman Catholic faith plays an important role in the lives and consciousness of many Filipinos. Because of its involvement in social issues, it has given face to a Christianity that shows a deep sense of faith made known through actions that pursue justice, peace and the integrity of the natural world. That is why […] (More...)

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