Manila, Philippines – The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, will visit the Philippines on a 20-day journey for “climate justice.” It will arrive in Manila on February 14 and will sail on the coasts of Guimaras and Tacloban until March 5.
“We know that those least responsible for climate change are suffering the worst consequences, so the Rainbow Warrior will be in the Philippines to visit areas that have experienced the brunt of climate impacts, as well as communities that are embracing solutions to the climate crisis,” said Desiree Llanos Dee, Climate Justice campaigner for Greenpeace Philippines.
“The ship tour will serve as a global platform to help build support and solidarity with people most affected by the actions taken by greedy corporations that are historically largely responsible for carbon emissions and yet continue to line their pockets at the expense of people and the environment,” Llanos Dee added.
Dubbed as “Balangaw: The Climate Justice Ship Tour,” the Rainbow Warrior’s visit will have open days on February 17 and 18 in Manila, and March 3 and 4 in Tacloban, for the public to be able to go inside the world’s first purpose-built environmental campaigning ship. The event is free to all visitors, but interested parties must preregister on the organization’s Eventbrite page: https://rainbowwarrior-openboat.eventbrite.com.
The Rainbow Warrior’s visit will highlight the power of people’s rights to safe and ecologically sourced food, rights to resilient and thriving oceans.
In Guimaras the ship will feature the renewable energy and the capability to move away from coal.
It will visit Tacloban, the area most ravaged by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan).
The Rainbow Warrior, the first ship designed and built specifically for Greenpeace, is one of the most environmentally friendly ships ever made. It will sail in the Philippines under the helm of Hettie Geenen, one of the few women captains in the high seas today.