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Philippine environment and climate justice groups demand urgent and concrete actions amid climate emergency declaration

by admin | December 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines (December 7, 2020) --- Representatives from affected communities, environmental groups, civil society and faith-based organizations demanded urgent and concrete actions from the government amid the declaration of a disaster and climate emergency in the country.

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News

Green Groups demand ADB to drop WTE incineration from their Energy Portfolio

by admin | September 16, 2020

Green groups belonging to No Burn Pilipinas demand Asian Development Bank (ADB)  to stop funding waste-to-energy incineration projects especially in Developing Member Countries like the Philippines. In its statement, NBP urges ADB to refrain from investing in incinerators as energy development and waste management strategies that systematically fail to take a “do no harm”, “precautionary” […]

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Member Stories

Chemical Recycling: Miracle Cure, or Snake Oil?

by Claire Arkin, GAIA Communications Coordinator | June 22, 2020

Photo by Ella Ivanescu on Unsplash As people around the world call for an end to plastic pollution, the plastic and petrochemical industry has seized upon a silver bullet solution: chemical recycling, or “advanced recycling.” This older, failed technology has been dusted off and breathlessly promoted in industry circles as the answer to plastic pollution, […]

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News, Oil and gas

CIEL Statement on the LG Polymer Gas Leak in Visakhapatnam

by admin | May 11, 2020

The following is a statement from David Azoulay, the Director of Environmental Health at the Center for International Environmental Law. “Last night’s styrene gas leak in Visakhapatnam exposed thousands of individuals to a deadly asphyxiant—-the total number of people affected will not be known for some time. Early reports indicate that the LG Polymer plant […]

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News, Member Stories

Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

by Jackie Krentzman | November 26, 2019

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]

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