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 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 …

7 Priority Actions to Manage the PH #ClimateEmergency

Co-Authored with Kristoffer Berse, Juan Pulhin, and Micah Nazal. Within 3 weeks, Typhoon Quinta, Typhoon Rolly, and Typhoon Ulysses wreaked havoc in Luzon, Philippines, resulting in widespread, severe floods, death, and destruction, all against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments and affected communities struggled with the cyclical experience of preparation, response, and …