Areas
of Work

We focus on current, critical, and complex issues that require legal and policy expertise coupled with the ability to situate these within broader social, governance, and environmental contexts.

 
 
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Legal and Policy Landscapes

Staying on top of developments and trends in climate change and environmental law and policy to inform decision-making and action

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Sustainability Communications

Popularizing topics related to sustainability through the design, production, and advice to partners on effective use of digital and traditional media

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Environmental Closures

Seizing opportunities to influence the prevention and conduct of rehabilitation efforts in environmental risk-based and regulatory closures

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Regulatory and Compliance Mechanisms

Backstopping environmental firms requiring corporate services and assistance with compliance, and corporations concerned with environmental issues and practices

 
 

Tools

We employ a range of tools that cut across our areas of work, through packages tailored to each partner's needs and requirements.

 

Research, Analysis & Writing

Legal & Technical Advice

COntracts & Internal Regulations

Tri-sector Collaboration & Networking

Event Participation & Representation

Advocacy

Incorporation & Due Diligence

Compliance & Incentives

Design Thinking & Future Methodologies

Knowledge & Communication Products

Trainings & Executive Briefings

environmental Audit

Want to learn more? Send us an inquiry today!


 

 Recent Projects

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tayo tayo [Weekly TV & Radio Program]

A weekly TV and radio show anchored and co-produced by Parabukas, featuring current and critical issues related to the environment and sustainability in the Philippines and beyond. Showing on cable station Cignal TV Ch. 6 and streaming on the One PH Facebook page every Saturday, 10-11 am. Previous episodes are also up on our Comms page!

 
 

Climate Justice & Liability Project [LEgal and policy Drafting]

In support of the Climate Justice and Liability Campaign of Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines – centered around the responsibility of "carbon majors" for climate-related human rights impacts – we are developing draft legislative instruments for potential adoption at various levels of government in the Philippines. These issuances will seek to establish accountability and liability of big polluters and provide legal bases for vulnerable sectors to obtain redress for harms suffered from climate change impacts.

 
 

Multilateral Processes on Forests, Biodiversity & Climate Change [Capacity-Building]

In partnership with Forest Foundation Philippines, we designed and implemented capacity-building activities for government agencies in the Philippines to strengthen their engagement in the UNFCCC and CBD negotiations, and to mainstream international concerns and obligations into national frameworks. This included the conduct of consultations, trainings, and briefings; developing resource books and training materials; and technical and legal backstopping for the Philippine delegation to both conventions.

 
 

Climate & Forest Policy Ambition in Key Countries [Report]

Commissioned by Rainforest Foundation Norway, we provided research, writing, and analytical support in the preparation of a report on the mitigation ambition of critical rainforest countries, looking at their Nationally Determined Contributions and domestic policies and programs related to forests, climate change, indigenous peoples' rights, and ecosystems. Access the report here.

 
 

Submission to the UNFCCC on AgriculturE [Stakeholder Consultation & Drafting]

We assisted the Philippine Department of Agriculture prepare a country submission to the UNFCCC on possible elements of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. This included orientation for key stakeholders on the state of play of the Agriculture negotiations; facilitating consultations; and development, drafting, and validation of the submission.

 
 

Environmental & Social Risk Management System [Policy Drafting & toolkit Development]

In close consultation with staff and personnel, we developed and drafted the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Environmental and Social Risk Management System to support their application for accreditation with the Green Climate Fund.