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Youth-led policy review calls for a national ban on SUPs; cites best plastic management practices from Marikina, Makati, and QC

There is a dire need for the enactment of House Bill (HB) No. 9147 or the Single-use Plastic Products Regulation Act on account of the grave impacts of plastic pollution in the country, according to a policy note recently released by a group of AB Development Studies students at the Ateneo De Manila University and The Climate Reality Project Philippines

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Youth leaders call on candidates to act on climate change

Strong climate leadership is an imperative in this critical decade for climate action—our last window of opportunity to limit global warming to 1.5˚C. This was emphasized by youth leaders and climate advocates in the 27th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Boto ng Kabataan para sa Klima at Kinabukasan.”

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Youth Cluster Solidarity Message for the March 25 Global Climate Strike

We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road–the one less traveled by–offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of our earth. The choice, after all, is ours to make.” These words were written more than half a century ago by Rachel Carson, one of the pioneers of environmentalism, yet they hold true today more than ever before.

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Youth activists vow to continue climate work despite COP26 setback

Giving the recently concluded 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) a failing mark, Filipino youth climate activists vowed to continue driving the work of the climate movement towards a just and sustainable world that stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming.

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Eleventh Hour: An open letter to Philippine leaders on the climate crisis

For our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Issa Barte wrote an open letter to the country’s leaders about the realities of the climate crisis on the ground, which she personally witnessed as she leads the distribution of immediate relief and long-term aid to the victims of Typhoon Ulysses last year.

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