Artists and youth organizations from various parts of the Philippines, led by climate justice activist AG Saño, took to walls Filipino communities’ demand for climate justice.
The series of mural painting and artivism activities, titled “Pangarap Hindi Panaginip,” have taken place in Albay, Bacolod, Bataan, Bohol, Iriga, Marikina, and Tacloban ahead of the opening of 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The mural painting activities started last Oct. 29 and will continue until Nov. 3.
Saño, a petitioner to the world’s first Climate Change and Human Rights Inquiry filed at the Commission on Human Rights, said the puzzle-themed pieces scattered in communities represent demands to protect the sectors most affected by the climate crisis.
Greenpeace Philippines recently called on the country’s delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to champion climate justice, and to push for accountability from big polluters and an urgent fossil fuel phaseout.