Statement of the Commission on Human Rights welcoming the inclusion of an accelerated climate change agenda in the 2023-2028 Philippine Development Plan

Much evidence revealing conclusive links between environmental degradation and unsustainable development have been presented by climate scientists throughout decades. The Philippines alone has been ranked in multiple indices as one of the countries most affected by extreme climate events[1]. Since 2012, the country has been annually subjected to highly destructive typhoons—causing losses in the economy, […]

Statement of CHR Executive Director, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the proposed increased budget allocation for climate change spending for 2023

Reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provide clear, indisputable evidence of global warming. Key indicators point to alarming changes in temperature and increased frequency of extreme weather and climate events. While more and more States have strengthened their commitment to address climate change, there is still an urgent need for: (1) […]

CHR concluded landmark inquiry on the effects of climate change to human rights; expects to set the precedent in seeking climate justice

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines’ panel conducting an inquiry to determine the impact of climate change on the human rights of the Filipino people officially concluded its public hearing yesterday, December 12. The first pre-hearing conference was conducted by thePanel on December 11, 2017, while the public hearings began in March, 2018.  At […]