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6 Mai 2022

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Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Landmark inquiry finds legal grounds to hold climate-destroying corporations accountable

Today, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) issued the final report of its multi-year investigation into 47 investor-owned corporations for human rights harms that result from their actions triggering climate change.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Yeb Saño said in response:

“The findings of the Commission on Human Rights are a vindication for the millions of people whose fundamental rights are being impacted by the corporations behind the climate crisis. This report is historic and sets a solid legal basis for asserting that climate-destructive business activities by fossil fuel and cement companies contribute to human rights harms. The message is clear: these corporate behemoths cannot continue to transgress human rights and put profit before people and planet. 

“The era where the fossil fuel industry and its backers can get away with and profit from their toxic practices is coming to an end. Impacted communities will continue to assert their rights, and demand justice. It’s time to reclaim your power...

“Alongside our co-petitioners, we are calling on the incoming Philippine government and world leaders to adopt the Commission’s findings and hold big polluters responsible for the climate-damaging impacts of their business activities...

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