Artists, youth groups demand climate justice through street art as COP26 opens

By OeconoMedia

November 2, 2021

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.

A drone image shows artists painting a street mural with the theme Pangarap Hindi Panaginip Activism for Climate Justice, an activism-anchored project in commemoration of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary globally in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines on Saturday. October 30, 2021. The project is part of the global Climate Justice and Liability campaign, which seeks to hold governments and corporations accountable for human rights harms arising from the impacts of climate change. Photo by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace
Art activists paint a street mural with the theme Pangarap Hindi Panaginip Activism for Climate Justice, an activism-anchored project in commemoration of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary globally in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines on Saturday. October 30, 2021. The project is part of the global Climate Justice and Liability campaign, which seeks to hold governments and corporations accountable for human rights harms arising from the impacts of climate change. Photo by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace
Miss Philippines Earth 2021, Naelah Alshorbaji holds a placard with a ‘Climate Justice Now’ sign during a street mural painting campaign with the theme Pangarap Hindi Panaginip Activism for Climate Justice, an activism-anchored project in commemoration of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary globally in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines on Saturday. October 30, 2021. The project is part of the global Climate Justice and Liability campaign, which seeks to hold governments and corporations accountable for human rights harms arising from the impacts of climate change. Photo by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace
Photo by Reyven Dave Espiritu / YBEAN / Greenpeace
Photo by Gianfranco Morciano / North Kawayan Villages / Greenpeace
Photo by Grace Duran-Cabus/ HAPI / Greenpeace
Photo by Mark Kevin Gonzales / HampasLupa Bicol Engaged Students for Climate Reality / Greenpeace
Photo by Mark Kevin Gonzales / HampasLupa Bicol Engaged Students for Climate Reality / Greenpeace
Photo by Grace Duran-Cabus/ HAPI / Greenpeace
Photo by Mark Kevin Gonzales / HampasLupa Bicol Engaged Students for Climate Reality / Greenpeace

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