KALIKASAN-People’s Network for the Environment is a network of people’s organizations (POs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and environmental advocates. It aims to address environmental issues but in such a way that primacy is given to the people—especially in the grassroots level—who constitute the overwhelming majority of the population. All environmental causes shall thus have the people’s interest at their core.
“Kalikasan” is the Filipino term for nature. KALIKASAN PNE was established to enable greater coordination and complementation in addressing the environmental issues which continue to worsen the lives of already marginalized people. So-called “development schemes,” in particular, have caused great environmental harm with correspondingly great human costs.
Its National Convenors—composed of sectoral representatives from organizations of peasants, fisherfolk, workers, women, indigenous peoples. urban poor, and concerned individuals—launched KALIKASAN-People’s Network for the Environment on November 25, 1997.
The Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) is a non-government organization founded through the initiatives of organizations representing fisherfolk, farmers, indigenous peoples, women, urban poor, and professional sectors.
Currently, the Center is a service institution based in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Its area of operation and networking covers the entire Philippines and different ecological contexts.
At the grassroots level, CEC closely works with communities and organizations nationwide, supporting their initiatives to nurture their ecosystems, defend their common access to natural resources, and eventually improve their living and working conditions in the context of a balanced and healthy environment.
At the national level, CEC advocates for people-oriented, patriotic, sustainable, and scientific policies and programs for the protection of the Philippine environment.
At the global level, CEC engages in information sharing, international networking, cross-cultural exchanges, and solidarity initiatives on common environmental issues and concerns.
The Agham Youth is a student organization established in March 1999 in recognition of the need for a renewal of the advocacy for the development and utilization of science and technology that shall be of service to the broad masses of the people.
Science and technology in our country is backward, underdeveloped and stunted in growth. This is historically due to the hundred years of foreign domination and feudal bondage, which determined a pre-industrial, agrarian and semifeudal economy.
Development of science and technology is not only the interest of the members of the scientific community but it is also the interest of the broad masses of the people who are deprived of it.
CPU envisions a Philippines that is free from the domination and control of monopolist foreign interests, where its people enjoy democratic and civil rights, and where information and communications technology assists and serves the real development needs of the country’s people and economy.
Cornell Alliance for Science seeks to promote access to scientific innovation as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability and raising the quality of life globally. The Cornell Alliance for Science is shifting science to the forefront of these key international debates and actively changing the conservation.
Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives (CCNCI) is a network of organizations that aim to contribute to efforts to reduce climate-related vulnerabilities and provide opportunities for exchange of experiences, skills and expertise among similarly-tasked organizations in addressing climate change issues.Members organizations include Center for Environmental Concerns, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, Philippine Network of Food Security Programs, Inc. and the Advocates for Community Health.