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IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace lauds CHR probe into carbon emitters

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IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace lauds CHR probe into carbon emitters

© Geric Cruz / Greenpeace

Greenpeace Southeast Asia praises the Commission on Human Rights' planned public hearings on a petition filed against the world's largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producer

MANILA, Philippines – Drivers of climate change can violate human rights, and this is what the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will look into in the first quarter of 2018.

“The Commission will proceed with public hearings in 2018, despite the refusal of most of the big polluters to so far participate meaningfully. Companies that opt out of the proceedings lose the opportunity to demonstrate commitment to climate protection and respect for human rights,” Greenpeace Executive Director Yeb Saño.

Members of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, in a vigil held on December 11, praised CHR’s planned public hearings on a petition filed against the world’s largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producers.

The petition was filed in September 2015. By July 2016, the CHR sent an official order to 47 companies, asking them to answer the complaint filed by disaster survivors, community organizations, and Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

Below are some photos from the vigil:

VIGIL. Members of petitioning organizations and communities are entertained during the vigil program outside the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Quezon City on December 11, 2017. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

POEMS. Karl Isaac Santos reads his poems to the members of petitioning organizations and communities during the vigil program. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

PERFORMANCE. Artist Noel Cabangon performs during the vigil program. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

EXPERIENCE. Elma Reyes, a petitioner from Alabat Island, delivers a message during the vigil program outside the CHR office. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

YOLANDA EXPERIENCE. Joanna Sustento shares her experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) during the vigil. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

– Rappler.com

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