MANILA, Philippines – As stakeholders of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) meet here for a two-day Partnership Forum, hosted by the Asian Development Bank, around 300 activists staged a protest outside the Bank’s headquarters seeking climate justice and demanding that multilateral development banks (MDBs) should stay out of climate financing.

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MANILA, Philippines - Warning that the United States and other developed countries may yet again raise earlier proposals for international financial institutions (IFIs) to manage global climate funds in the ongoing United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, cause-oriented groups together with some Ondoy victims storm the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank offices in Ortigas, demanding the banks to keep out of climate negotiations.

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MANILA, Philippines – Members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and Climate Exchange (CLIMEX) Pilipinas staged a creative protest in front of the United States embassy here today, denouncing the recent statement issued by the top special envoy for climate conference in Copenhagen who admitted the US historic role in global warming but rejected the any notion of guilt or reparation.

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MANILA, Philippines – As diplomats and delegates from 192 nations gather in Denmark’s capital for the United Nations Climate Conference, climate activists here today reiterated that climate justice must be at the center of the two-week Copenhagen talks.

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Debt activists call for measures to address “twin problems” of budget deficit, climate change

MANILA, Philippines – Seeing the unprecedented outpouring of support from internet users in the rescue and relief operations following the Ondoy and Pepeng, groups now turn to the net to raise signatures for an advocacy to address the “growing resource problem” following recovery efforts.

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