Greenpeace Opposes Dirty Incinerators ‘By Any Other Name’

In reaction to endorsements and plans for introducing waste-to-energy technology in the Philippines, Abigail Aguilar, Detox Campaigner of Greenpeace Southeast Asia – Philippines, said: “Greenpeace is concerned about President Duterte’s endorsement of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies[1] and Hitachi Zosen’s plans to construct a garbage-burning power plant in the Philippines[2]. We stand by our position that ‘waste-to-energy’…

Greenpeace: Solar Rooftop Challenge Celebrity Advocates

Renewable Energy advocates  Illac Diaz (from left), Jun Sabayton, Jasmin Curtis-Smith and Saab Magalona grace the launching of the Greenpeace Solar Rooftop Challenge  at the Bonifacio High Street on June 15, 2016. The Solar Rooftop Challenge is a massive information campaign that highlights the potentials of producing solar energy in the Philippines and creates a platform for the…

Greenpeace Statement on the Approval of New GMO Rules

On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Philippine government approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) after the Supreme Court declared invalid the previous Department of Agriculture Order (DAO) 08. Leonora Lava, Food and Ecological Agriculture Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: “Greenpeace welcomes the introduction of new rules and appreciates the…

Green Thumb Coalition Dares Candidates to Bare their Platforms for the Environment

Today, a coalition made up of over 40 national and local organizations launched the Green Thumb Coalition and challenged 2016 presidential candidates to put socio-environmental issues at the heart of their electoral platforms. The coalition, made up primarily of environmental groups and frontline communities (1) and with the combined support of 10 million, came together to…

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Many Outdoor Clothing Brands

Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands. Brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Columbia and Haglofs keep using PFCs to make their gear waterproof despite their claims of sustainability and love for nature, a new Greenpeace Germany report reveals. The…

8 out of 10 Filipinos Will Go for Presidential Between with Food and Agriculture in Platform

Nearly eight out of 10, or 76% of 1200 respondents will vote for candidates whose platforms include ensuring food sufficiency and addressing farmers’ needs, reveals results from the Social Weather Station (SWS) 2015 3rd Quarter Social Weather Survey, in the items commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace Philippines. The nationwide survey, conducted from September 2-5, 2015,…

Environmental, Agriculture Groups Tell APEC, ASEAN: Stop GMO Policy Integration

Greenpeace, together with Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) and Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (Sibat), calledfor a halt on genetically- modified organisms (GMO) policy integration in the ASEAN and APEC agendas,and urged the Philippine government to support the research and development of Ecological Agriculture in the country.The activists also launched a…

Greenpeace Holds #IAmHampasLupa Seed Response to Help Benguet Farmers Recover from Typhoon Lando

Greenpeace, together with its partners, carried out the #IamHampasLupa seed transfer on Friday to help farming communities in Tublay and La Trinidad, Benguet recover from the impacts of Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu). More than 200 farmers received the response package, which was organized together with the Cordillera Organic Producers Association and students from Benguet…

Greenpeace To Canada: Time To Take Back Your Toxic Waste

Green groups and civil society organizations gathered today at the Canadian Embassy to call for the “re-exportation” of their toxic wastes which were discovered by the Enforcement Department of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) headed by Deputy Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno last January and initially intended as plastic scraps supposedly for recycling.  The groups delivered a…