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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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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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