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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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What We Want from COP26: The Philippines

Although it only accounts for about 0.3% of global emissions, the Philippines is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters due to its geographic location.
In line with this, we talked to our counterparts in The Climate Reality Project in the US to lay out what’s at stake for the country in the ongoing #COP26 in Glasgow.

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Climate Reality PH partners with East West Center to support youth-led climate solutions

From July to August 2021, the Youth Cluster of the Climate Reality Project Philippines, in partnership with East-West Center and Wavefarers, spearheaded and implemented “Project Niche: Claiming My Place in the Climate Space” with the goal of capacitating and inspiring budding climate advocates to become key players in local climate change action in their respective communities. It was opened to all budding young climate advocates who are currently taking their high school or college studies.

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Eleventh Hour: Reclaiming our future from the plastic waste crisis

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, youth Climate Reality Leaders Ari Tanglao and Janssen Clavelo shared with us how their group is reclaiming their future from the plastic waste crisis.

Ari and Janssen discussed the Youth Cluster’s partnership with Greenpeace on the anti-single-use plastic campaign called What’s SUP, as well as their plan to roll out The Plastic-Free Agenda with the Department of Education.

They also remind us of the importance of voting for leaders who understand that economic development and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

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