Climate & Environment

Statement of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice
Photos by Joseph Purugganan 

Close to 120 years ago, at the end of the Spanish-American war, through the Treaty of Paris, the Philippines was sold to the Americans for a few thousand dollars despite the Filipino revolutionary movement gaining ground against the colonizers. 

Text and Photos by Joseph Purugganan

On December 8 2015, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers, Focus on the Global South, Afrika Kontakt, FIAN International, and Transnational Institute organized a public meeting in Paris, at the Zone of Action, to hear the critical perspectives of fishing communities on Blue Carbon.  

10th December, Paris: Representatives of social movements, grassroots and community groups, and environmental campaigning organisations, between them representing millions of people across the globe, have come together today to denounce the failure of the climate negotiations in Paris.


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