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ELEVENTH HOUR: Youth leaders sound the alarm at COP27

The recent COP27 marked the first time that young people were provided with a dedicated space to host dialogues and discussions on global climate action.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Murals demand urgent and decisive climate actions in COP27

Murals were unveiled in Iloilo City in Iloilo, and Isabela City in Basilan to mark the launch of 'Poets for Climate,' a collaborative project among the branches of Climate Reality in the Philippines, Canada, and Africa in support of the 'When Is Now' campaign.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Creating a community of practice for plastic regulation and zero-waste solutions

Through this campaign, we aim to have a better picture of the efforts to curtail the plastic crisis at the local level, in the absence of a national law on plastics.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Solving the plastic crisis and pursuing a circular economy

To successfully end the toxic relationship with plastics, there is a need to fundamentally change the way we depend on them, and the way we create, use, and dispose of them.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Mangrove restoration as a nature-based solution to climate change

Mangroves are considered one of the most valuable ecosystems in the world as they have extremely high carbon storage and these ecosystems have a great capacity to take up and store carbon from the atmosphere.

ELEVENTH HOUR: The future is vegan

VegFest is an international celebration wherein the vegan lifestyle and philosophy are promoted via food, speakers, performances, film-showing, and merchandise. It will held on Nov. 19-20.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Can nuclear energy lower electricity costs in the Philippines?

Both the outgoing and incoming administrations seem to be keen on nuclear energy, but questions remain: 'Is it really worth investing our resources into given the falling costs of renewable energy?'

ELEVENTH HOUR: Building bikeable and walkable communities

As citizens, we have a say on which path we want our streets to look like in the coming decades. Let us demand our new set of leaders to prioritize commuters and those who have less in wheels.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Why we need climate accountability

If we want to lessen the loss and damages, we need to push for more transparency, participation, and accountability in our community and the rest of the nation.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Low-carbon tourism as a sustainable pathway to recovery

Moving forward, the Philippine travel industry should ensure that it is headed for long-term success and progress by employing best practices in sustainability. This means rebuilding a Philippine tourism industry that values the health of the planet and its people.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Managing our climate change fears

As the effects of climate change are getting more intense, it’s expected that more cases of eco-anxiety would be experienced. It is critical to equip ourselves with as much information to learn about this and find ways how to effectively cope and still hope.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Youth-led, community-based climate actions

As the youth claim their roles as change-makers, we must stand alongside them, supporting them throughout their climate journey, providing enabling conditions, listening to them, and amplifying their voice.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Tipping the scale toward renewable energy

There are many factors that could influence the country’s path toward energy transition but leveling the playing field for all types of technology will ultimately tip the scale toward renewable energy.

ELEVENTH HOUR: A unified call of Southeast Asian youths for urgent and just climate-resilient development

'We, the youth, cannot afford any more delay. With each passing day, the earth we will inherit is further plunged into a future running on borrowed time. We only demand what we deserve and what past generations have mistakenly and dangerously taken for granted: a livable planet – and one that is climate-resilient and just.'

ELEVENTH HOUR: Will the Philippines elect leaders who truly understand the climate and environmental crises?

The upcoming elections will dictate who will lead the country in a decisive decade for climate action.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Equitable and just transition is the only path toward climate-resilient development

Climate change is unequivocally a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet, but certain regions and sectors will feel the brunt of its impacts more intensely.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Creating a safe space to walk the talk for the climate

This multi-stakeholder forum is but the beginning. More climate stories need to be told and shared, and even more so, that must turn into action.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Why is the latest IPCC Assessment Report relevant to Filipinos?

As one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change, it is imperative that the Philippines’ policymakers, LGUs, and stakeholders, including the private sector, use these reports as guides in their decision making processes.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Animating local climate research through ‘Sanga Pulo’ media campaign

This campaign highlights the importance of listening to the voices of small-island communities not only because they have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to being resilient.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Traditional knowledge is a common thread that runs through climate action and resilience building

Empowering local communities starts with appreciating and valuing their indigenous knowledge, systems, and practices (IKSP) to get them involved and to collaborate.

ELEVENTH HOUR: How social media culture of consumerism is fueling the climate crisis

Buy less, choose well, and make your purchases last. Be intentional with who you follow online, support local and eco-friendly businesses, and do what you can in demanding more sustainable alternatives from brands.

ELEVENTH HOUR: Linking climate data and stories to amplify the voice of at-risk communities

What does a 2.1-degree rise in temperature mean for coastal communities? Will the ocean engulf their village? What will become of their homes and livelihoods?

ELEVENTH HOUR: Climate change and food security in the Philippines

How can Filipino farmers deal with global fertilizer shock and climate change, and continue to feed us?