Climate & Environment
As June comes to a close, the Philippine Environment Month, Galileo de Guzman Castillo reflects on the recent event in Batangas, Philippines, underscoring the struggles of Filipinos, especially from this province, against fossil fuel and government’s continuing support to the construction of coal-fired power plants.
“Tayo ay nakikibahagi sa mundo at nakikiisa sa bawat isa,
Upang alalahanin ang ating kinabukasan at ng mga susunod na salinlahi;
Itaguyod ang katarungan at kapayapaan!”
The contents of this issue are:
Climate Change: A View from Below - Dunu Roy (p.4)
Acidification: The Other Big Crisis of Carbon Emissions - Soumya Dutta (p.7)
The Paris Agreement: A French-brokered UN Climate Deal Sans Justice - Souparna Lahiri (p.11)
US-WTO Shadow on India's Solar Power Plans - D. Raghunandan (p.17)
Anti-coal Movements and the Bangladeshi Sundarbans - Soumya Dutta and Neha Mathew (p.21)
Climate Justice Movements and the Capitalist Politics of Climate and Energy - An Interview with Larry Lohman (p.29)
Galileo de Guzman Castillo
WHY ENGAGE THE YOUTH? “The youth are agents for change. The youth are the hope of the present and next generations to come.”
Some six thousand farmers*, including Lumads, from North Cotabato and their families marched to the Cotabato provincial high-way last week and staged a rally to ask the government for sacks of rice and emergency funds that should already have been released after the province was declared to be in a state of calamity as a result of slow and prolonged drought.