Here’s an update from Marj, one of our organizers in the Philippines: 

The first picture came from the Environmental Youth Camp in Bulacan. Youth environmental leaders spent 3 days with the farmers in Bulacan learning firsthand about sustainable agriculture and other related related issues such as climate change. The country’s food supply will be greatly affected by climate change if the government will not take steps to protect it from the effects of climate change. The call for 350 coincides with the implementation of sustainable farming practices such as abandoning the use of chemical pesticides which are heavily dependent on oil for processing. It is also among the policies which should be included in the drafting of plans to build a climate resilient Philippines since protecting the food supply will enable the Filipinos to adapt with climate change.

The next picture is from General Santos in Davao. Like the farmers from Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines) support the 350 call. The peasant sector is among the grassroots that will be worst hit by the effects of climate change since they are dependent on the environment for livelihood.