Philippines: Commission on Human Rights' investigation of 47 fossil fuel companies' contribution to climate & human rights impacts

In September 2015, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, disaster survivors, and community organisations from the Philippines submitted a complaint  to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) against 47 large fossil fuel and cement companies over their role in "human-induced climate change" that "interferes with the enjoyment of Filipinos' fundamental rights." In July 2016, CHR sent the petition to the oil, coal, mining and cement companies, and asked them to respond to the allegations.

With the Commission’s permission, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is publishing materials relevant to its National Inquiry on the Impact of Climate Change on the Human Rights of the Filipino People and the Responsibility of Therefor, if any, of the “Carbon Majors” (CHR-NI-2016-0003).

The relevant information, including updates on the process, company responses, amicus curiae briefs, media coverage and commentaries, concerning this proceeding can be found on this page.

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