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Published on 15 October 2014
The 3rd Year Round of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction – Battle of the Brain, Talents and Skills was launched last August 12 – 13, 2014 at Santiago Beach Resort, Santiago, San Francisco, Cebu in which different competitions were highlighted and education campaign was integrated. This activity is in line in preparation for the forthcoming celebration for the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day on October…
Published on 19 September 2014
The Pangasinan leg of the campus tour last September 10 was part of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the theme “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago.” The DENR and PIA also partnered with Pilipinas Natin, the volunteer arm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO), to help…
Published on 19 September 2014
In the study titled “Contributors to the Frequency of Intense Climate Disasters in Asia-Pacific Countries,” the ADB said an increase in average rainfall would amplify the frequency of strong typhoons and floods in the Philippines. “If the increase in average precipitation hits 12 mm per month, greater increases in the frequency of these disasters can be expected: one additional event every four years in Indonesia…
Published on 26 August 2014
(https://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_history.shtml). Almost three decades have passed but the phrase “global warming and climate change” still has to create real significance in the minds of the Filipino majority. Climate Change Commissioner Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering noted this in her talk in August last year during a seminar on “Building Critical Mass Awareness of Climate Change – engaging Media, Advertising and Entertainment Sectors”. While some Filipinos had…
Published on 26 August 2014
“Organic agriculture works in harmony with nature rather than against it,” said DA-6 Regional Technical Director Dr. Joyce Wendam during the 2nd Regional Organic Agriculture Summit Opening Program held Monday at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Wendam said that organic farming involves using techniques to achieve good cropping yields without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work in it. She said that…
Published on 26 August 2014
Attending the Public Advocacy on Climate Change for Local Chief Executives on Aug. 5, they signed the “LakasLikasan Pledge of Local Chief Executives” which stated their vow of commitment to go an extra mile of safeguarding the environment. The signing of the pledge wrapped up the one-day Public Advocacy on Climate Change for LCEs organized by the Regional Task Force on Public Advocacy on Climate…
Published on 26 August 2014
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the strategy was adopted during a meeting of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change, which Philippine President Benigno Aquino III presided over on Wednesday. "Discussed in yesterday's meeting were the action programs of the various departments and agencies. The cluster's joint strategy for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management includes standardization of policies…
Published on 7 August 2014
“Global warming is likely to lead to drier conditions, which will result to a decrease in area planted, hence, affecting rice overall production in the Philippines,” according to the study titled “Impact on Climate Change on the Philippine Rice Sector: Supply/Demand Projections and Policy.” The study, a collaboration between Searca and the IRRI, concludes the impact of climate change on rice farming in the…
Published on 7 August 2014
The fund was given based on a memorandum of agreement signed by the province and the US, which aims to increase risk reduction initiatives in nine provincial governments, 23 municipal governments and eight cities outside Metro Manila by strengthening their capacity for climate change adaptation. The MOA signing was part of the US commitment to advance the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation…
Published on 7 August 2014
Climate change affects migration Taken from a viewpoint of the founding and current member of the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network, Merlie “Milet” Mendoza who enunciated in details her topic during the Information Officers’ Summit on Climate Change Advocacy conducted by the Philippine Information Agency and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Caraga on Wednesday in this city, she expressed that climate change can…
Published on 23 July 2014
While the island state struggles to repair the damage wreaked by typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 people, preparations have long been under way for the next season. The Philippine meteorological agency, Pagasa, recently announced the beginning of this year's rainy season and warned that 18 typhoons could hit the country by the end of December. For the country's Climate Change Commission, discussions on…
Published on 23 July 2014
According to Yumul, the Philippine economy remains stagnant due to various disasters that hit the country. “When government funds are supposed to maximize development of our emerging sectors, we keep on donating to those devastated, repairing the cities or barangays, etc.,” he said. Yumul stressed that helping those in need is not wrong, but it will hinder the country’s growth especially in the imminent ASEAN…
Published on 15 July 2014
The initial findings of the report were presented on Wednesday, July 9, as part of an outreach event of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a Nobel Prize-winning group of hundreds of scientists from all over the world collating and assessing findings on climate change. The IPCC’s most recent report, the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), concluded that global warming is unequivocal…
Published on 15 July 2014
Filipino scientists joined over 500 other researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers, representatives of non-government organizations, and stakeholders from 39 other counties at the event in order to find answers to the coral reef crisis in the Asia Pacific region. Danger from climate change Research presented at the conference revealed new insights into how humans and human-driven climate change are affecting coral reefs, such as…
Published on 2 July 2014
Guiding the World Bank Group's engagement in the Philippines from 2015 until 2018, the new CPS supports the country's development programs in five key engagement areas: Transparent and accountable governance: strengthening public financial management,improving fiscal transparency and financial accountability, and supporting greater demand from citizens for government accountability. Empowerment of the poor and vulnerable: improving health and education outcomes, strengthening social protection and ensuring…
Published on 23 June 2014
Reyes said the climate change has allowed farmers to plant several crops, as the weather is now more conducive to planting. “Compared before, the province is not being hit often by typhoons lately,” Reyes said adding the rise in the number of tourists coming to the province. “Additional flights bound for the province have been made,” he said. He lamented that more residents are now…
Published on 23 June 2014
Established by the World Bank, the WIBCI is the latest type of crop insurance that automatically settles claims in tandem with certain weather conditions that forms part of the index and is adapted by the Philippines as part of economic measures related to the climate change. As such the WIBCI requires no field inspection or reports to verify claims in the aftermath of extremely bad…
Published on 5 June 2014
The framework is climate change, and the exposure of the Philippines to extraordinary hazards in the coming months and years because of it. The conference in Manila on Thursday is the last of 17 "Iba Na Ang Panahon" workshops conducted nationwide. During the workshop, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced the concept of "disaster…
Published on 5 June 2014
The Philippines has seen an influx of foreign aid and a flurry of legislative activity since last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the country’s Visayas region in November. But despite this, many affected communities are yet to fully recover. The fund, per the Philippine government’s proposal, “will be designed to build resilience at the national, local government and individual level,” according to World Bank vice…
Published on 5 June 2014
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/605396/population-growth-climate-change-link-seen Source: Inquirer Northern Luzon | 26 May 2014
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