November 8, 2023

Climate advocates and PUP Community #PowerUp for Climate Solutions

MANILA, November 8, 2023 – Climate advocates and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Community hold parachute banner action in support of the Power Up campaign to amplify the urgency of climate solutions around the globe.

350 Pilipinas, 350 Asia,, PUP-Community and climate advocates unraveled an advocacy parachute banner to emphasize renewable energy solutions as part of the global power up campaign. [Photo: Basilio Sepe]

Additionally, this event commemorates the decade since the devastating landfall of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013, of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, which wrought havoc upon the Philippines.

“This event powers advocates, workers, students,newcomers, and communities such as PUP to demonstrate solidarity and collective action, advocating for a just transition to a clean, renewable energy future. The demands are simple: to divest  in fossil fuel projects and invest the excess profits into renewable energy. As it is crucial to shift to community-centered renewables ahead of COP28, urging governments and financial institutions to take action” said Ara Alejo, 350 Pilipinas Advocacy Officer

Power Up is an initiative led by and global partners. They are guided by the belief that the necessary tools, technology, and resources are available to facilitate a rapid and equitable shift to renewable energy systems. 

“To limit global warming to 1.5°C, we face a challenging path that requires courage and innovation. The fundamental science of decarbonization sets a clear goal: reducing global net human-caused carbon dioxide emissions significantly by 2030. We’re in a race against time to secure a sustainable future,” said Norly Mercado, Asia Regional Director of

“Paving a sustainable future requires the harmonious collaboration of institutions.  With full support from PUP-Manila, the academe, civil society organizations, and the vibrant communities they serve we are cultivating  the seeds of climate solutions, and powering a greener, equitable tomorrow”  said Jimmy Fernando, Chief of PUP- Center for Environmental Studies 

In November, global activists are rallying in towns and cities, urging world leaders to embrace climate solutions encompassing clean energy, justice, peace, and human rights.

On December 9, they will bring their momentum to COP28, highlighting the achievability of a world powered by equitable renewable energy. It’s time to shift away from fossil fuels and facilitate this necessary transformation.

Climate advocates, together with students, teachers, organizations, and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines community call for decarbonization and a fossil-free future as part of the global campaign #PowerUp for climate solutions. [Photos: Jilson Tiu]


  • 350 Pilipinas is an advocacy organization that works for climate action based on the realities of science and grounded on the principles of justice by promoting active transport, clean energy, and intersectional justice.
  • The PUP – Center for Environmental Studies  is the lead unit that undertakes research and studies related to ecological use and protection, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.  
  • The PUP- NSTP is a university program that aims at enhancing civic consciousness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism


Kayee Cariño, Media Officer 350 Pilipinas, [email protected], +639171189631