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“ADB is res-ponding to the rapidly growing demand for green bonds with our second dual-tranche outing and our first five-year green bond offering,” said ADB treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem in a statement.

MANILA, Philippines - Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $1.25 billion from a dual tranche sale of five-year and 10-year green bonds, proceeds of which will be used to fund climate change projects across the Asia Pacific region.

Read more: ADB raises $1.25 B for climate plan

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http://opinion.inquirer.net/105907/climate-change-agriculture-food-security

By: Rex L. Navarro

Source: Inquirer.Net | 29 July 2017

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Dennis-Gupa-new-headshotDoctoral student Dennis Gupa has been awarded this year’s Ada Slaight Drama in Education Award by the Young People’s Theatre for his work on climate change.

Gupa is studying Sea Rituals, Climate Change and Applied Theatre Research at the University of Victoria (UVic).

Gupa will use the $10,000 prize to craft a performance that will involve artists from the Philippines and Canada, as well as Indigenous elders and their seacoast communities, who together will build an ecological framework to understand the relationships between human beings, the ocean and the earth.

In this study, Gupa aims to respond to this question specifically: To what extent can applied theatre as an art facilitate the articulation of indigenous ways of knowing about ecological sustainability and climate change?

Read more: Dennis Gupa wins $10,000 award: Climate change work recognized

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