The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold the second forum of the two-part series of the Understanding Choices Forum on climate change on Nov. 15 at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City.

The forum, entitled "Climate Change and the Global Climate Politics", will highlight inputs from two international climate change negotiators for the Philippines, Atty. Antonio La Viña and Esperanza Garcia.

Read more: RAFI to hold forum on global climate politics


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine’s Climate Change Commission (CCC) signed an agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to gain access to an international climate fund that will ensure the country’s adaptation to the effects of climate change.

The signing of memorandum of agreement (MoA), led by CCC Vice-Chairman Heherson Alvarez and LBP president Gilda Pico, instates Land Bank as the country’s National Implementing Entity (NIE) nominee.

Read more: Accord signed on 'climate' fund access


BOLINAO, Pangasinan—Bolinao a town at the northwest tip of Pangasinan, is gifted with hectares of coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove forests, plus mariculture areas that produce tons of “bangus” (milkfish) yearly.

But like all coastal areas around the country, the town is vulnerable to the impact of erratic weather and global warming.

If coastal areas feel the impact of climate change, the first casualty would be food security, said Dr. Nora David, an oceanographer from the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute based in Bolinao.

Read more: Typhoons + global warming = food woes


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