Thank you for striking with us last March 19!
The fight continues. Until the next Global Climate Strike!
Our strikes across the Philippines
Our Immediate Action Points
- End all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction. Governments, financial institutions, and companies must immediately end fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels. Moratoria on all new fossil fuel projects should be imposed worldwide.
- Establish annual, binding carbon budgets based on the best available science and the IPCC proposal that gives us a 66% chance of limiting global heating to below 1.5°C. These budgets must take into consideration the common but differentiated responsibility among countries in the Global North and the most affected peoples and areas, and must not be reliant on possible future negative emissions technologies.
- Design climate policies that consider the welfare of workers and the most vulnerable in society. Policies must incorporate aspects of economic, racial, and gender justice as they work to address the climate emergency. Justice for environmental defenders must especially be considered given the repression they have faced for protecting our planet. No one should be left behind.
- Protect and safeguard democracy by providing spaces for and repealing laws that limit citizen participation in climate decision-making. Governments should recognize the importance of the involvement of civil society in the resolution of the climate crisis, and should be open to suggestions and criticism from their constituents. Voices of environmental defenders, farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous communities, must especially be listened to, valued, and prioritized.
- Commit to making ecocide an international crime at the International Criminal Court. We are now witnessing the disastrous effects of massive over-extraction and subsequent degradation of nature on humanity and the planet. Any and all individuals and institutions complicit in the massive, large scale destruction of our planet must be held accountable for their actions.
Our target — Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered Bank (S.C.B.) has poured billions of US dollars into the coal industry since October 2018; here in the Philippines, its support for local companies listed on the Global Coal Exit List (GCEL) has reached over 600 million USD in that same time frame. Destructive projects by companies such as San Miguel Corporation are being directly funded by S.C.B. Our upcoming on-ground strikes on March 19 will take place in some of the areas in our country where S.C.B.-funded coal projects have affected and continue to affect nearby communities.
S.C.B.-funded coal power plant projects in development in the Philippines include:
Brgy. Ibabang Polo, Pagbilao, Quezon (600 MW, indicative, planned operation by 2025)
Brgy. Bani, Masinloc, Zambales (+315 MW, expansion, unit 4 in development)
Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan (+1336 MW, expansion, in development; unit 1 to be commissioned March 2021)
Malabuyoc, Cebu (300 MW, indicative, TBD)
San Carlos, Negros Occidental (300 MW, indicative, TBD)
This does not include coal power plants that are already in operation that have been funded by S.C.B.
Standard Chartered Bank, you must stop fueling our destruction. We’ve had it with your empty promises; if you are truly serious about committing to the goals set in the Paris Agreement, divest from coal immediately!
Our climate actions
On-ground actions across the Philippines
Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Online Event – 8 PM via Zoom
All-Day Digital Strike