As early as 2004 when typhoons hit the country in a more frequent and intense manner, –concerned stakeholders of the Philippine society, particularly CSOs directly involved with development work in various spheres, started to rethink their development initiatives in light of the adverse impacts wrought by the climate change phenomenon on human lives and habitats locally and globally.
A civil society network joins the nationwide and global calls against coal today by asking President Benigno Aquino III to consider his own administration’s climate change plans as it pushes for coal-fired power plants. “We are dismayed to see the government’s renewable energy plans go to waste in favor of dirty and harmful energy. Our message is simple: Coal will cost us the climate, which in turn will cost all of us our lives and livelihoods,” according to Voltaire Alferez, national coordinator of Aksyon Klima Pilipinas.
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