Advocacy

Paris: World Agrees to Increase Emissions

The circus is over. The suits are leaving Paris. There have been millions of words written about the text. But one fact stands out. All the governments of the world have agreed to increase global greenhouse gas emissions every year between now and 2030.

Advocacy

CEC pursues awareness and advocacy through various strategies: conferences and workshops, information and educational materials production, audio-visual productions, mobilizations and issue campaigns, cultural events and media work. This advocacy is supported by environmental and scientific studies which have served as useful references for communities, academics, advocates, and policy-makers.

Policy research, monitoring, and lobbying

Indie envi heroes awards on its 4th run

GBK recognizes grassroots efforts to protect the environment which can be in various forms such as advocacy, campaigns, research, community services and mass media and cultural work. Nominations for the Fourth GBK officially opened this September and will close on the midnight of April 1, 2015.

Position paper on the Jalaur Dam Project*

In an environmental investigative mission (EIM) conducted by CEC with partners from the people’s scientist group AGHAM Advocates of Science and Technology for the People last September 2012, several joints and faults were found along the stretch of river targeted to host the main reservoir. Besides these observations, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also confirmed the active status of the West Panay fault.

We, representatives of communities, civil society organizations, academe and government agencies, all attendees of the Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure Workshop, held in Quezon City on February 24 to 26,

Six months after Supertyphoon Yolanda struck the Philippines, cases of illnesses and casualties are reported from the tragic oil spill in the Municipality Estancia in Iloilo. An estimate of 893,000 L of oil was spilled from National Power Corporation’s Power Barge 103 that ran aground during the height of the typhoon. The oil spill wreaked serious damages on the coastal ecosystems and on the lives of families residing in five barangays of Estancia, Iloilo.

Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure Declaration

We, representatives of communities, civil society organizations, academe and government agencies, all attendees of the Mine Waste Landform Management and Closure Workshop, held in Quezon City on February 24 to 26,

The Mangroves and Beach Forest Greenbelts Declaration

The Philippines is an archipelagic country whose coastline previously contained extensive mangroves and beach forest covers and whose mangrove species diversity is one of the highest in the world;

World Migratory Bird Day highlights importance of networks of sites for migratory birds

This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme - "Networking for migratory birds" - highlights the importance of networks of sites for migratory birds along their migration routes. The 2013 World Migratory Bird Day Poster highlights a few of the thousands of sites important for bird migration. Migratory birds travel huge distances along their migration routes, sometimes even tens of thousands of kilometres. These connected sites act like 'stepping stones' and are used by birds to migrate. They are important for resting, feeding, breeding and wintering.

Panay Island’s “Killer Dam”: The Jalaur River Multipurpose Project-II

These were the words etched in the grave of Elena Gardose, the last of the binukots of the Tumandok indigenous peoples of Central Panay and Cultural Center of the Philippines Awardee for Oral Literature, when she passed away at the age of 110.

Ban on black sand mining in Ilocos Sur declared

BAGUIO CIY, Philippines - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has declared a ban on all black sand extraction in Ilocos Sur and ordered a moratorium on the issuance of mineral processing permits for such.