All posts tagged: climate walk

Pagbangon: Stories of Survival Photo Exhibit Launch

Greenpeace unveils photo exhibit on devastation, survival and hope in the midst of climate change Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace Philippines, together with the Honorable Senator Grace Poe, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, today launched a photo exhibit at the Philippine Senate entitled Pagbangon: Stories of Survival. The 21-piece photo exhibit aims to highlight the devastation caused by climate change, a grim reality that the Philippines now faces. “Climate change impacts are increasingly being felt by millions of Filipinos from all demographics. They are now being forced to live and adapt to the onslaught of extreme weather events that continue to hit the country, claiming thousands of lives, damaging infrastructure and hindering our economic growth,” said Climate Change Commissioner Naderev ‘Yeb’ Saño. “Beyond resilience, Filipinos must develop a new mindset about the environment, particularly on the worsening of the climate, largely due to our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. We have no recourse but to change the status quo and learn to embrace new ideas and solutions that promote a …

Climate Walk (Manila to Tacloban)

A collection of videos of Climate Walk 2014, Manila to Tacloban. — Climate Walk is borne out of a deep sense of duty to pay homage to communities that confront the realities of climate change, disaster risk, poverty, and environmental abuse. It is a way of reminding the whole world that we have this reality—this madness—to confront. Climate walk is also to inspire people around the world and to encourage world leaders to take urgent, ambitious actions to confront the climate crisis, highlighting the impacts of climate change on vulnerable countries like the Philippines. The fight against climate change is about us. The strength of our call lies in the collective strength of voices around the world crying out for climate justice. It is only with the voices of others that we ever become stronger. Climate Walk is intended to drive momentum for grassroots social action that would strengthen global public opinion on climate change and provide the push for countries to finalise a fair, equitable, ambitious, and durable new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris. …