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Estates developer Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) is embarking on an aggressive plan to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its commercial properties and aim for carbon neutrality by 2022.  The company plans to achieve this through a combination of initiatives, which include passive cooling design, energy efficiency, renewable energy sourcing, and carbon offset mechanisms such as forest regeneration and protection.

Read more: Ayala Land aims to be carbon neutral by 2022

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Atom Araullo's "Warmer," a documentary that delves into grave climate conditions as experienced in two different parts of the world, made it as a finalist in the climate change and sustainability category in the New York Festivals Awards for international TV programs and films.

Other ABS-CBN programs and productions that reached the final lists of their respective categories include "Lando's Wrath" (best coverage of a continuing news story), Typhoon Lando (best newscast), Mukha: Serbisyo (current affairs).

The awards gala will be held in Las Vegas on April 25.

Source: ABS-CBN News | 26 February 2017

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The scale of destruction caused by super-typhoon Yolanda in 2013 awakened Filipinos and the world to the consequence of inaction and divisiveness on climate change. Seven million individuals were affected by disaster, more than 5 million jobs were lost, and more than 4 million people were displaced. Billions of pesos were needed for medical aid and rebuilding efforts, and death counts unbearable even for a country visited annually by 20 storms. All these pointed to the stark truth that our planet is under threat.

Read more: Filipinos urged to take action vs climate change

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