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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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Let a million climate actions bloom

In the past week there has been a ferment of opposition against dirty energy across the Philippine archipelago as communities, organisations and the Catholic church step up their campaigns against coal.  Following news of the Norwegian parliament’s formal endorsement of divesting  its $900 Billion sovereign wealth fund, that will cut funding for the Philippines’ top dirty energy producers including: […] (More...)

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Norway: Heed our call divest from destruction

Yesterday Gerry Arances, the national coordinator of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, a broad coalition of grassroots organizations working with vulnerable sectors and communities to campaign for climate justice in the Philippines, addressed the Norwegian Parliament to divest the Norwegian sovereign fund from fossil-fuels as it comes under review in the Norwegian Parliament. Below […] (More...)

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Why Africa should join the fossil fuel divestment movement

Blog written by Alex Lenferna on ThoughtLeader: Concern for poverty in Africa is coming from the most unexpected places lately: the boardrooms of fossil fuels companies. Multimillionaire fossil fuel execs, like Exxon’s Rex Tillerson and Peabody’s Charles Meintjes, are painting themselves as Africa’s saviours, claiming that fossil fuels are the answer to Africa’s poverty and (More...)

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Earth Day 2015: Fossil-free future!

Earth Day was born in 1970 in the US, at the peak of an awakening in environmental awareness that led to the Clean Air Act and a flurry of effective legislative responses to an ecological crisis. 45 years on the challenge of our survival as a specie calls us to act with urgency in responding […] (More...)

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Palawan is in trouble!

Sharing a message from Cynthia Sumagaysay- Del Rosario who is currently part of the struggle to protect the Philippine province of Palawan from DMCI Holdings’ proposed coal plant project. Dear friends, If you have already been to Palawan, you know that it is one special place. Aside from being voted as “the best island in the world” […] (More...)

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