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The Greeneration Philippines supports the One Million Filipino Youth Voices Campaign that aims to unite the Filipino Youth for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in the call to prevent global warming from reaching two degrees Celsius. It also seeks to raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle. Fill in the form below and upload your selfie to pledge support to this Campaign.

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.

The increasing levels of Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere such as Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Nitrous Oxide, make for a warmer world leading to abrupt changes in climate.

The manifestations of climate change in the form of increasing temperature, changes of precipitation, frequency and intensity of typhoons, sea level rise, and the risks of more droughts, floods, heat waves, and forest and grassland fires have impacts on the economy, environment and communities.

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate and disaster risks due to its geography, geographic location and poverty situation. An international report ranked the Philippines as the third most vulnerable country to extreme events in 2013 - the year when Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Visayan region. A World Bank study also emphasized how sea level rise threatens coastal communities. Droughts, on the other hand, have been seriously affecting health and agricultural productivity.

In response to this, the government has elevated climate change into a national concern and implemented corresponding policies and programs. These include the adoption of Republic Act No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009, which mandated the mainstreaming of climate change in synergy with disaster risk reduction into national, local, and sectoral policies and processes, and creation of the Climate Change Commision (CCC), the government's lead policy-making body on climate change. The Law was then amended in 2012 by Republic Act No. 10174 creating the People's Survival Fund. Further, the President, also the Chairperson of CCC, approved theNational Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) that outlines the country's adaptation and mitigation agenda from 2011 to 2028.

In order to increase the level of understanding on climate change and the government's initiatives, CCC has also embarked on utilizing various information, education and communication strategies including the Greeneration Philippines Campaign that seeks to unify and empower Filipino youth towards climate resiliency. The campaign has successfully conducted Greeneration Summits in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and launched key personalities as Greeneration Ambassadors.

Beyond its national commitments, the Philippines is also at the forefront of global climate change negotiations.

The Philippines and France's Joint Manila Call to Action on Climate Change understood the crucial role of the country in the upcoming 21st Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

this December 2015, in Paris, France.

It is in this light that the government seeks to strengthen its voice and participation in the implementation of its national undertakings and in the advancement of its positions in international dialogues by empowering young people and consolidating their commitments towards climate action.

"Let us acknowledge and celebrate what youth can do to build a safer, more just world. Let us strengthen our efforts to include young people in policies, programmes, and decision-making processes that benefit their futures and ours."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2010

There are ways the youth can take part in climate action. Here's a video from the Climate Change Commission's Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering, National Youth Commision Commissioner Jose Sixto "Dingdong" Dantes III, and Greeneration Ambassador Bianca Gonzalez featuring

the TOP 15 WAYS TO LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (LEDS).

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For 2015, the Greeneration Philippines will support the One Million Filipino Youth Voices Campaign of the Climate Change Commission (CCC). The One Million Filipino Youth Voices Campaign aims to unite Filipino Youth for 2015 for the Paris Climate Conference in the call to prevent global warming from reaching two degrees Celsius. It also seeks to raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on the ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle. Fill in the form below and upload your selfie to pledge support for this campaign.

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