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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.

Statement on Meralco’s 1,800 MW power capacity supply deal

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Now is the time for states to recognize the contribution of informal women workers, fulfill their rights and accord them what is long over due!

Make Taxes Work for Women in the Informal Economy

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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.

GATJ nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021

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“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.”

Protests to Fight Inequality Call on Davos to go Beyond Economic Recovery

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Protesters demand “Climate Justice’ for those who have done least to cause the climate crisis but most impacted and least able to deal with its consequences

Actions held in more than 125 cities and towns across Asia to ‘Sound the Alarm on the Climate Emergency’