Renee Juliene Karunungan published The Philippines Needs Legal Defenses to Survive Climate Change in Climate Revolution 2015-07-09 11:01:47 +0800
The rainy season has come once again and for many communities in the Philippines, this means getting ready for strong typhoons. This also means evacuation, damaged crops, and floods. June to September has always been the months where typhoons visit the country most but with changing weather patterns, typhoon season has extended to November and December. Haiyan happened in November, Hagupit in December.Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Digibak Bootcamp at the APrIGF in Digibak 2015-07-07 11:30:21 +0800
Digibak Bootcamp, which was launched at the Rights Con (READ: Hashtags, Card Games, and Digital Rights: RightsCon Southeast Asia Closes), joined the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum in Macau. The session was held merged with the Youth Internet Governance Forum (YiGF) and in partnership with NetMission.Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published 4 things I learned from walking 500 kilometers for 18 days in Climate Revolution 2015-06-14 20:56:27 +0800
Last year, then commissioner of the Climate Change Commission Nederev “Yeb” Saño went on a 1,000km walk from Manila, kilometer zero, to Tacloban, ground zero. It was called the Climate Walk: A People’s Walk for Climate Justice. The goal was to make local governments commit to better disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and at the same time, make an impact in the international talks by showing global leaders the things that people in the Philippines go through with climate change impacts. The walk lasted for 40 days, with the team arriving in Tacloban on November 8, the same date typhoon Yolanda hit the city the previous year.
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Hundreds of cyclists and advocates to ride for freedom on June 12 in Project Freedom 2015-06-09 15:12:40 +0800
All roads will lead to Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds on June 12, as hundreds of cyclists and advocates raise the flag of freedom on Independence Day to stop human trafficking and promote road sharing.
The Independence Day Freedom Ride is a bike ride event organized by advocate group Dakila, in partnership with Centralian Cruisers Cycling Club (C4) which aims to raise awareness on human trafficking and to promote road sharing in Iloilo with the tour of the six district plazas.Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Adaptation is as Important as Mitigation in Climate Revolution 2015-06-09 09:41:36 +0800
Yesterday, a thunderstorm hit the city of Metro Manila and after just a few hours of rain, parts of the city became flooded. The typhoon season has once again begun and the question is, are we prepared for the next few months where we will be facing the onslaught of 15 or more typhoons? Have local governments prepared for another possible Yolanda or Ruby? Are our farmers ready for their harvest? Do we have enough supply of food for when harvests are destroyed?Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Why PH should commit to being fossil fuel free in Climate Revolution 2015-06-08 11:37:46 +0800
While negotiations in Bonn, Germany have re-started at a slow pace, there is growing momentum for pushing a long-term goal of reducing global emissions, which will then salvage the UN climate talks in Paris.
Currently 127 countries support having a long-term goal of limiting global warming to within two degrees. However, there is an ongoing debate on how ambitious this goal is, and what year it will be achieved.Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Why using fossil fuels is annoying in Climate Revolution 2015-05-27 12:18:25 +0800
You know there's something with the world when governments spend more on fossil fuel than on health. Fossil fuels have also contributed to human-induced climate change. But according to the IMF, fossil fuels are still subsidised $10M per minute. They spend more to destroy the planet and that's...annoying.
Watch this spoken word video written, performed, and edited by Miko Aguilar and get the word out to governments to stop subsiding fossil fuels.Read more
Renee Juliene Karunungan published Why rich countries need to talk about the Philippines in Climate Revolution 2015-05-27 10:44:47 +0800
This week, the G7 financial ministers will meet in Dresden, Germany. The German government is the host of this year’s G7 summit and will put climate financing and greenhouse gas reduction on the agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed to double Germany’s financial support for climate adaption, but other countries have to follow and we are pressed for time, especially for the most vulnerable countries.