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In the photo: Dr. Lorna M. Calumpang (center) together with other finalists of the Clean Energy Marketplace. Second from left is Barbara Krell of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia.

23 June 2009 -- SEARCA’s Knowledge Center on Climate Change (KC3) joined the 13 finalists chosen from around the globe at the Clean Energy Marketplace in the recently concluded High Profile Dialogue on Climate Change back-to-back with the 4th Asia Clean Energy Forum 2009 held last 15-19 June 2009. The Clean Energy Marketplace Poster Competition featured innovative technologies, business projects, and models and programs in the light of clean energy as a means to mitigate climate change and its impacts. Grand prize went to the Renewable Biomass Solid Fuel as Alternative to Coal for Firing Bricks in Kilns Project of the MinErgy Pvt. Ltd, Nepal.

Organized and sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and USAID, the High Profile Dialogue on Climate Change back-to-back with the 4th Asia Clean Energy Forum gathered together about 800 participants from various groups: policymakers, private institutions, and non-governmental organizations. The forum provided the opportunity for stakeholders to share best practices and form partnerships in response to climate change. (By Bernadette P. Joven)


IMG_0994_2Climate change can no longer be ignored; the Philippines needs the REDD+ strategy.

This is according to Forester Lourdes Wagan, Chief of the Planning and Project Management Services Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Forest Management Bureau, during SEARCA's Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) held on 25 January 2011, where she talked about "[rokdownload menuitem="31" downloaditem="48" direct_download="true"]The Philippine National REDD+ Strategy[/rokdownload]”.

Read more: REDD+ Strategy, necessary in climate mitigation



BUTUAN CITY, Philippines (PNA) — Shorelines in coastal areas in Caraga Region are slowly disappearing as they are being submerged in seawater because of rising seawater.

This is according to two non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in climate change adaptations and disaster preparedness initiatives.

Botanist Teresa "Tet" Bordadera of NGO Green Coalition said they observed shores along coastlines in three Caraga provinces — Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte — were slowly disappearing as rising seawater is already eating up shores by at least 10 meters and in some areas as long as 30 to 50 meters.

Some residents along the coastlines are thus forced to relocate, she noted.

Read more: Some coastal areas, islands in Caraga sinking due to rising sea water level


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