Finding consensus on the climate crisis

“Despite the differences in circumstances and representations, one overarching goal remains – one that will benefit all the Parties involved” The first week of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change has now passed. The world awaits the decisions that will be made here. The challenge …

The Masungi Crisis

“The Masungi Georeserve is not just one of the international leaders in sustainable tourism and home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, it has also been fundamental in ensuring the reforestation of the southern Sierra Madre range…“ “This is how the DENR should do it.” Then Environment Secretary Gina Lopez declared these words …

The Future of Climate Justice in the Philippines

What Marcos’ election means for the environmental movement In February 1986, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in major regions of the Philippines to call for the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos. Widely known as a non-violent revolt, the so-called EDSA People Power Revolution struck the final blow to two decades of authoritarian …

Masungi as first line of defense and last hope

‘The world-class level of work that Masungi puts into conservation and the protection of our country’s biodiversity is unparalleled’ The Masungi Georeserve has, in recent years, become a household name. It is the proud home of beautiful limestones etched into the mountains of the Sierra Madre, and of flora and fauna, some of which are …

Sina Chad, Jurain, at Daday mga Pag-Asa ng Bayan!

Hayaan ninyong itanim namin ang inyong mga kwento, isulat ang mga ito, at ipasa sa mga susunod na henerasyon ng kabataang Pilipino. Hayaan ninyong itanim namin kayo upang magbunga ng napakarami pang kabataang kasing tatapang at gagaling ninyo, Chad at Jurain. Noong ika-24 ng Pebrero, ilang linggo lang ang nakakalipas, nabalitaan ng buong bansa ang …

Momentum for Climate Justice

Both the growing need for environmental defenders, as well as the persistent risks faced by them, point to the same conclusion – we need more people to join the climate justice movement Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Loss and damage from Typhoon Odette/Rai The last decade has seen incredible …

Loss and Damage from Typhoon Odette

Unfortunately, so many things are crystal clear now, much more so in the wake of Typhoon Odette Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Momentum for climate justice Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, ravaged central and southern Philippines a few days short of Christmas, leaving many parts of the country without …

[ANALYSIS] After Glasgow: What’s next for climate?

‘[T]he PH delegation definitely did not meaningfully engage with the other non-government delegates – not even responding to invitations for dialogue’ Co-written with Tonichi Regalado, Joy Reyes, and Jenica Dizon The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) was finally held in Glasgow as pressure and expectations ran high following a one-year delay due to the …

Mga gagmayng kadaugan sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original; Tagalog Aduna may mga kapakyasan ang Glasgow Climate Pact, aduna ni mga maayo nga bahin nga maayo. Ang mga halimbawa mao ang musunod: Ang Pact nag-ila sa kamahinungdanon o sa “the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including in forests, …

Mumunting tagumpay sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original; Bisaya Bagamat ang Glasgow Climate Pact, sa kabuuan, ay isang pagkadismaya, mayroon din itong ilang kahangahangang bahagi. Tingnan ang mga halimbawa: Kinilala ng Pact na “the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including in forests, the ocean, and the cryosphere, and …