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Published on 1 October 2021 by Catherine Teves
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is promoting bamboo-planting as a climate change mitigation strategy. Bamboo not only thrives in the country and is among the government's priority reforestation species but this grass is also good in sequestering or absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) which is among greenhouse gases (GHGs) driving climate change, noted DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. "It's not just economics that makes…
Published on 31 August 2021 Philippines
At least a dozen business and advocacy groups have called on the Philippine government to regulate vehicles and expand clean energy use in response to a United Nations (UN) warning about the irreversible effects of climate change. The UN called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which warned that the planet could pass the critical global warming limit of 1.5°C within two decades,…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Ellson Quismorio Philippines
The importance of the private sector’s role in mitigating the adverse impact of climate change was once again highlighted during a recent virtual townhall discussion organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi). “It is vital that multi-sector engagements and best practices be discussed and more widely adopted to proactively address climate risks before they even happen,” Stratbase ADRi President Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Ma. Alaine P. Allanigue Philippines
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has emphasized the influential role of the media in raising the alarming issue of climate change in the country, laymanizing its complexities, and shaping opinions and engaging the public in taking urgent, and ambitious climate action. In the ‘Collab on Climate Change Fellowship’, organized by the Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University and Internews’ Earth Journalism…
Published on 11 March 2021 Philippines
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) underscored the need for women's active participation on the policies and programs designed to address challenges emerging from climate change and current and future pandemics during the kickoff ceremony celebration of the National Women's Month. "Our women, especially those in low-income communities, are among the most affected by climate change and Covid-19 because they have limited resources…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Eireene Jairee Gomez Philippines
Environmental experts have called on businesses to adopt more comprehensive risk-management plans and check environmental risks in their place of business to avoid disasters in the future. During the Sustainable Development Finance (SDF) webinar on Natural Disaster Resilience organized by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Renato Solidum Jr., Science undersecretary and officer in charge of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, tackled…
Published on 10 January 2021
The impact of climate change to fisheries is a key contributor to the country's economy particularly in the Philippines being an archipelago. According to a study, climate change impacts on capture fisheries in the Philippines is projected to cause a decrease by about 9 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) with the mitigation scenario and about 18 percent of GDP with the extreme scenario…
Published on 5 January 2021 by Fatima Arkin
Healthy soils are vital to addressing wide-ranging global challenges from food insecurity to climate change, but more data is needed to unlock these nature-based solutions, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The report includes inputs from over 300 scientists from around the world and defines soil biodiversity as the variety of life below ground, from genes and species to the communities…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 3 December 2020 by Jonnah Lynne Pante
Government and business leaders show proof-points as way forward That climate change has a detrimental effect on clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food supply, and secure shelter – issues that hound developing countries such as the Philippines – can no longer be denied. The country, the World Bank notes, is among the nations most vulnerable to climate-related weather events, while the National Integrated Climate…
Published on 25 November 2020 by Catherine Teves
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is seeking increased public-private cooperation on strengthening environmental and climate change awareness and education nationwide. Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, CCC vice chairperson and executive director, said such cooperation is necessary to better help the country pursue sustainable development and build resilience to threats like climate change and the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "Now, more than ever, we must heed…
Published on 9 November 2020
As the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries are frequently visited by typhoons and experience extreme weather phenomena, Agriculture Secretary William Dar enjoined fellow ASEAN members to work together in building a strong, resilient, and sustainable agriculture and fishery sector to withstand adverse effects of climate change. “The effects of climate change, along with the destruction caused by natural disasters, make it more difficult to ensure…
Published on 4 November 2020 by Philippine Institute for Development Studies
As the country faces more destructive typhoons, intense rains, and severe flash floods due to climate change, it is vital to integrate science-based information in the development plans of local government units (LGUs). Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, executive director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), underscored this point in a webinar organized by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) as…
Published on 26 October 2020
In observance of the annual World Habitat Day, with this year’s theme “Housing For All: A Better Urban Future,” the Climate Change Commission (CCC) urged leaders from the public and private sectors to enable sustainable and climate-adaptive systems within the housing sector in order to improve shelter and other human settlement concerns within cities and communities. Observed every first Monday of October, World Habitat Day…
Published on 23 October 2020 by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has tapped 16 academic institutions to provide technical assistance to their respective local government units (LGUs) on the development of Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). CCC has slated several sessions this month for the Accelerated Climate Action and Transformation (ACT) online conference to orient representatives of 16 higher education institutions (HEIs) on climate science, issues, vulnerabilities, and risks, as…
Published on 3 October 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the Rapid Assessment of Damages Report (RADaR) mobile and web applications to ensure immediate response interventions and learning continuity in the event of disasters and other emergencies. DepEd launched the mobile and web applications on Sept. 22 and 24 in partnership with Save the Children Philippines and Prudence Foundation. “The RADaR mobile and web applications will support our…
Published on 30 September 2020 by Climate Change Commission
In celebration of International Literacy Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) underscored the role of climate educators in enhancing the country’s climate science literacy to effectively communicate climate change impacts and adaptation pathways to vulnerable communities in the country. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our local communities as well as…
Published on 22 September 2020 by Chito Chavez
The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has signed an agreement with the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) for the conservation of the 11 most critically endangered native tree species in the Philippines. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by ERDB Director Henry Adornado and EDC Corporate Support Function Group Head and Assistant Vice President Regina…
Published on 13 September 2020 by Che Palicte
The Rotary Club of East Davao and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) have seen the urban container gardening (UCG) as one of the best solutions to address hunger and climate change, especially as the country faces a health crisis.  “Urban gardening is a practical and uncomplicated method of growing plant-based food that doesn’t require wide agricultural lands or even a backyard. You…
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