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



The Philippines is taking on the challenge of leading the development of renewable energy (RE) in the region, an energy official said.

In an interview on the sidelines of the Clean Energy Expo 2010 here, Department of Energy Undersecretary Loreta Ayson said the Aquino administration faces a daunting task of meeting the challenges of RE development.

“I see the event as a call for the use of clean energy towards energy security and climate change mitigation,” she said, adding that the Philippine RE program is consistent with what the other countries in the region are doing.

Read more: Philippines takes on challenge of leading renewable energy development in region


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