Filed under: Philippines, Stop climate change | Tags: 350.org, greenpeacebuzz, International Day of Action against Climate Change, PRRM, solar generation
350.org reported on their website that last 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: c2c, Copenhagen, Floods, Manila, solar generation, Storm surge, Typhoon Ketsana, Typhoon Ondoy
At nine o’clock in the morning my phone rang. It was Krissie, a journalist who had been contacting me all the way from Australia. She had a radio show and she wanted to interview me. INTERVIEW. ME. Me of all people! All the way from Australia she called me in the Philippines.
Filed under: Change Caravan, Stop climate change | Tags: c2c, change caravan, Chang[e], Copenhagen, elephants, greenpeacebuzz, solar generation, Thailand
After walking 3 days under the scorching sun for the Chang(e) Caravan, I am welcoming the thunder storm that is raging while we seek shelter under the roof of a Buddhist temple at Nakhonratchasima Province in Thailand.
For 15 days, I am part of a team led by Greenpeace that is traveling 250 kilometers through Thailand with 5 majestic Asian elephants from Khao Yai National Park, a world heritage site, to Bangkok, in time for the preparation meeting of the United Nations climate change summit that begins in the end of the month.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Africa, c2c, Copenhagen, Kenya, Mama Sarah Obama, solar generation
From Making Waves
An account of Solar Generation’s trip to Kenya by Abi, Solar Generation Coordinator
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Climate Change, climate defenders camp, coal, Greenpeace, iloilo city, Philippines, Quit Coal, solar generation
“The poor will be hardest hit by weather-related disasters and by soaring price inflation for staple foods, but even the richest nations face the prospect of economic recession and a world in conflict over diminishing resources. Mitigating climate change, eradicating poverty and promoting economic and political stability all demand the same solution: we must kick the carbon habit!”
-Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary General
Today’s world Environment Day and what better way to celebrate it than to open a ‘Climate Defenders Camp’.
Filed under: 1 | Tags: Bali, IPCC 2007, Rainbow Warrior, solar generation, UNFCC
At 30˚C, it’s no ‘white Christmas’, contrary to the songs played on the radio here in Bali, Indonesia. The time is also ‘heating up’ for the upcoming negotiation in the 13th UN Climate Change Conference that will start on December 3rd until the 14th – a critical period to strengthen and “ensure that the Kyoto Protocol is extended and expanded with deeper emissions reductions under the second commitment period.” And the youth of the world could not just sit-and-watch the turn of events: we want to be SEEN and be HEARD of our call to a future where ‘clean, renewable energy is the key.”
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: IPCC 2007, Sea Level Rise, solar generation
Summer downpours aren’t normal for tropical countries like Thailand, where it has been relentlessly raining for almost a week, causing the flashfloods and the like. After hastily finishing a cup of coffee I ventured the rainy streets of Phaholyothin Soi 11 heading towards Ari where Arthur the offices’ Communications Manager was waiting along with the media people whom the office invited to ‘bear witness’, to one of the horrid effects of climate change to coastal communities, in order to communicate the urgency of tackling climate change to the bureaucrats of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) who are meeting this week in Bangkok to discuss ways to mitigate global warming.