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巴拉望社區對煤炭的抗爭大有斬獲

潔夫‧瑞帕羅 (Zeph Repollo) 上週可說是反對菲律賓巴拉望島上的燃煤電廠的重要轉捩點,普林塞薩港市政府於6月16日正式通過了「強烈反對在巴拉望建設燃煤電廠的決議」。 這是我們從市政府那看到最強烈的反對聲明了,而這也為這場對抗具破壞性且無益的燃煤電廠的抗爭中標出一個轉捩點。這場抗爭起初只是由少數團體發動,現在儼然擴張為教堂、學校、農夫、社區、公民團體、國會議員,乃至於菲律賓全境參與的規模。 DM孔松希股份有限公司 (DMCI) 數次試圖在巴拉望上脆弱的生態系統中,建設一座15百萬瓦的燃煤電廠,但皆未成功。我們人民不能接受背負侵害環境與民眾權益惡名的企業摧殘我們最後一個生態據點。 「革命尚未成功,但像這樣的時刻將我們的恐懼轉化為希望,並彰顯了我們的價值。我們也體認到我們內心有著無比的勇氣。」 ~ 巴拉望乾淨能源聯盟發言人 辛西雅·素瑪蓋塞 (Cynthia Sumagaysay- Del Rosario) 我們已收集了全菲律賓近六千份的連署書,敦促環資部 (DENR) 的巴赫部長 (Ramon Jesus P. Paje) 擋下DMCI所提的燃煤電廠計畫。而沒有任何事物,能比由該計畫預定地的普林塞薩港市政府所通過的決議,更具有人民諮詢及知曉參與的代表性。該計畫對瀕危的水中及陸上生物具有極大威脅性,同時也會衝擊到居住其上的巴拉望原住民團體的生活與生計。我們需要您與我們一同發聲-請簽署並分享這項連署書! 巴拉望反燃煤抗爭行動具有極高的重要性:這並非只是為了巴拉望,而是為了全菲律賓的民眾。我們已有可負擔的永續能源政策準備實行。事實上,巴拉望有一個總體能源計畫,將可證明永續能源為最便宜、最方便且最聰明的能源解決方案。現在我們需要展現這場運動的力量,讓這些政策得以實現。我們的抗爭就是為了能源系統轉型,藉著抗拒骯髒且有害的能源及爭取實在的能源解決方案,來造福人民與環境而非圖利財團。 越來越多的人挺身而出表示:菲律賓向燃煤說再見就是為我們人民及氣候迎來一個公正且永續的未來。請幫助我們收集更多的連署-簽署並分享我們的連署書。 (More...)
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One Earth, One Human Family: climate march in Rome

Thousands marched in Rome today to celebrate the Pope’s recent call for urgent climate action   People of faith, civil society groups, and communities impacted by climate change marched together in Rome this Sunday to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, and call for bolder... (More...)
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Let a million climate actions bloom

In the past week there has been a ferment of opposition against dirty energy across the Philippine archipelago as communities, organisations and the Catholic church step up their campaigns against coal.  Following news of the Norwegian parliament’s formal endorsement of divesting  its $900 Billion sovereign wealth fund, that will cut funding for the Philippines’ top dirty energy producers including:... (More...)
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Norway: Heed our call divest from destruction

Yesterday Gerry Arances, the national coordinator of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, a broad coalition of grassroots organizations working with vulnerable sectors and communities to campaign for climate justice in the Philippines, addressed the Norwegian Parliament to divest the Norwegian sovereign fund from fossil-fuels as it comes under review in the Norwegian Parliament. Below... (More...)
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Palawan is in trouble!

Sharing a message from Cynthia Sumagaysay- Del Rosario who is currently part of the struggle to protect the Philippine province of Palawan from DMCI Holdings’ proposed coal plant project. Dear friends, If you have already been to Palawan, you know that it is one special place. Aside from being voted as “the best island in the world”... (More...)
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Going beyond 60 minutes

Earth Hour has become an expression of unanimity and solidarity for a more sustainable path to progress, with millions of people across the globe taking part in the initiative every year. As good as it is though, we must never forget that responding proportionately to the challenge posed by climate change it must not begin... (More...)
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Save Palawan's Pristine Environment

New coal plants in the face of Typhoon Haiyan and climate change are unacceptable — help us protect Palawan, the last frontier in the Philippines.

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