Current Views

We believe that sustained mobilization of peoples is key, not only by achieving just outcomes at the climate negotiation process, but more fundamentally, by establishing a society based on the wellbeing of the people and planet.

IBON International Executive Director Amy Padilla delivered the following reflections on what CSOs can do going forward, what needs to change and how.

The climate emergency coupled with economic and political factors can be a nightmare for those who depend entirely on nature for their livelihood, such as for the several fisherfolk communities a few kilometres away from the Manila, in Bacoor city.

Systemic change needs to break with the continued emphasis on corporate roles in the agenda of sustainability.

IBON International is highly concerned that the recent cases of unjust arrests in the Philippines would precede repression on a larger scale.

As the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) hold their 2019 Annual Meetings in Washington D.C. this mid-October, mass mobilisations have thwarted IMF-dictated austerity measures in another part of the Americas, in Ecuador.

What are key investment trends today that are affecting peoples of Southeast Asia?

We are in solidarity with social movements, faith-based and grassroots organisations in Africa and across the world in mourning the loss of our chairperson, Rev. Malcolm Damon.

The report validates civil society’s critique that big agricultural transnational corporations must stand accountable for contributing to ecological land degradation and the current climate catastrophe.