Cordillera elders, who performed the opening ritual of International Conference on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Alternatives and Solutions to Climate Change, said the conference is favorable to their ancestors.

According to Samuel Anongos of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), the International Indigenous Peoples (IP) Conference on Climate Change that formally opened with an opening ritual on 6 November [2010] at the Ridgewood Residence Hotel [in Baguio City, Cordillera] will surely be blessed and fruitful as the reading of the chicken bile was “likeb” (covered). He explained that the bile is covered by the liver which is translated as the ancestors protecting the conference and the participants.

Read more: Cordillera: Conference on Climate Change Promotes International Dialogue



Ruth P. Briones, the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Greenergy Solutions Inc. and Lead Convenor of Zero Waste Philippines Project announced that Greenergy Solutions had sponsored the two-day Workshop of Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) held on November 5-6, 2010 at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila, Philippines.

The Journalists’ workshop dubbed as “Too Hot To Handle: Understanding Climate Change” had gathered the best minds of Philippine Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation initiatives and advocacy. Leading the list include the Vice-Chair of the Philippine Climate Change Commission, Heherson Alvarez who delivered the Welcome Address that dealt on Philippine Strategies to combat climate change.

Read more: Greenergy Solutions Sponsors Environmental Journalists Forum On Climate Change


MANILA, Philippines - The Climate Change Commission recently inked an agreement with the Provincial Government of Albay concerning the establishment of a Climate Change Academy in the province that will serve as a center for education and knowledge sharing on climate adaptation.

CCC Secretary Heherson Alvarez said the move is to ensure that aggressive adaptation measures will be applied in all levels of governance to vulnerable communities.

“Adaptation, through risk reduction and disaster management, is vital as the foundation stone to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the United Nations. Without these foundations, MDG programs cannot move ahead,” he said.

Read more: Commission signs pact with Albay on Climate Change Academy


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