Sign the statement of various faith-based and environmental organizations, and other concerned groups and individuals, to express our grave alarm over the lifting of the ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations by the Office of the President.
“I always believed that faith is about conservation and healing. I want to contribute to the healing of the planet and be a testimony that Christianity provides a powerful answer to the challenges of our times when people put that faith into action.”
A clean energy group called on financial institutions to stop fuelling the dominance and expansion of coal globally as countries from across the world face catastrophic effects of severe weather made worse by climate change.
In a move to protect the environment, the Occidental Mindoro Provincial Board, presided by Vice Gov. Peter Alfaro, approved last Dec. 5 an ordinance banning coal-fired power plants.
Scientists and environmental groups have long advocated a switch to low-carbon power to cap the rise in global temperature to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Farenheit), as stipulated in the Paris climate treaty.