Thank you to everyone who participated in our Global Climate Strike action last March 25!
Stay tuned for YACAP’s future activities!
Recent climate reports have shown that the window of opportunity is shrinking rapidly when it comes to meaningful climate action. Yet despite all the dire warnings, the richest governments, corporations, and individuals still choose to throw fuel to the fire, ramping up carbon emissions and refusing to relinquish their dependence on the dirty, profit-oriented devastation of land and life. The Philippines, as one of the countries most impacted by climate change, must rightfully demand reparations, alongside other afflicted regions in the globe, from the countries and institutions responsible for the crisis. Our resounding call: people, not profit!
In the Philippines, the upcoming elections in May present a critical opportunity for change in the right direction, towards meaningful climate action and genuine climate justice. Especially in the time of the climate crisis when we are demanding world leaders for drastic emission cuts and reparations through climate finance, we cannot afford to have leaders who are not trustworthy.
We need leaders who have a track record of choosing the people and planet, and not those who we know have stolen from our people. We need leaders who we can trust to ensure that climate finance given to us is actually used for a just transition to a renewable energy system, people-centered adaptation, and to manage loss and damages we’ve experienced. We need leaders who will not be accomplices in the killing and persecution of our environmental defenders and activists.
We must oppose those who seek to undermine collective action and democratic participation, and instead push for a leadership that advocates for a sustainable and just future for all.
That’s why this March 25, as we #MarchForClimateLeadership, we also defiantly demand #NoToMarcosDuterte2022!
North and Central Luzon
Batac, Ilocos Norte
Agoo, La Union
Bayambang, Pangasinan [in partnership with Echo for Eco]
National Capital Region
Quezon City, NCR
San Pablo, Laguna [in partnership with KalikaSan Pablo]
Calbayog, Samar* [in partnership with Kool Kids for Kali]
Surigao, Surigao del Norte