We are alarmed over this news of Meralco’s new power supply agreement. This means we will be locked into additional coal and gas power for the next 20 years. Coal and fossil fuels are major causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Their far-ranging environmental and health effects are bad for people, communities, and the climate.
Today, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), of which Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia (TAFJA) is the regional formation, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. APMDD and PRAKARSA are currently co-coordinators of TAFJA. See below for the press release published by GATJ.
“The climate crisis and the worsening inequality are intertwined. Millions of people are struggling to survive under a highly unequal and unjust economic system. The pandemic and its economic fall-out have worsened their situation. These conditions render them most vulnerable to climate change impacts which in turn will lead to greater displacement and impoverishment.”
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.