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Published on 5 October 2017
In the process, the Philippines, an island nation that ranks third among countries most at risk from climate change, will become a testing ground for a human rights approach to climate liability. The commission is investigating whether the collective contribution to global warming by 47 coal, cement, oil and gas companies has violated Filipinos’ basic rights to life, water, food, sanitation, adequate housing and self-determination…
Published on 28 September 2017
“Mangroves are now highlighted as a major carbon sink in relation to the greenhouse gas emission for climate change mitigation,” said Rex Sadaba of the University of Philippines-Visayas who conducted the study from May to August this year. Carbon sinks remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. “They sequester carbon dioxide and make that into their leaves, into their stem and keep it into their biomass,”…
Published on 27 September 2017
“It is important for us to ensure the values of a designer are not just to design and throwing old spaces. With all the things happening in the age of climate change, there is even a bigger need of consciousness and awareness from the students to be a good designer and be equipped with the good values that community can benefit,” Nippon Paint Group General…
Published on 24 September 2017
Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. Single-use plastics from products sold by conglomerates, such as bags, bottle labels, and straws, stood out during a week-long Greenpeace clean-up campaign held on Manila Bay this month, it said…
Published on 22 September 2017
“Before your typhoons and tsunamis come, you are already preparing people so whenever it comes, their vulnerabilities are already low. It’s the same principle when it comes to health,” said Dr. Fely Marilyn Lorenzo of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). A hotspot for diseases “What we have found in the recent past is that climate change exacerbates the conditions that make it more favorable…
Published on 14 September 2017
“Digital filmmaking has democratized the medium, made it cheaper and more accessible. Plus, (there are) online platforms like YouTube or Vimeo,” shares the decorated film editor-turned-director of the 2008 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Brutus: Ang Paglalakbay and TOFARM Best Picture, High Tide. For Ilonggo cinema, Tara’s lead is the latest occasion a full-length from Iloilo wins in a national film festival. This…
Published on 8 September 2017
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/928992/disaster-resilient-evacuation-center-set-up-in-bolognan-eastern-samar Source: Inquirer | 8 September 2017
Published on 4 September 2017
But what happens in Texas will not remain in Texas. Washington vs Beijing and Brussels Despite all the headlines and heartbreaking images, Hato and Harvey are just a glimpse of what we must face in the future. As the challenges of extreme weather are rapidly escalating, efforts to contain global collateral damage are failing. Risks have escalated dramatically since June 1, when President Trump announced…
Published on 1 September 2017
resize-20170829 7B8C677FFAAD486FA93378101FDA56CA The honorees were hailed “for catalyzing a global community solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society in the field of journalism,” according to The Climate Reality Project president Kenneth Berlin and country manager Rodne Galicha. "In this period of climate denial and the challenge to communicate climate science and solutions to the masses, we…
Published on 27 August 2017 Philippines
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: http://business.inquirer.net/235841/2-filipinos-make-class-2017-asia-21 By:  Doris Dumlao-Abadilla Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | 27 August 2017
Published on 16 August 2017 Philippines
The Philippines just launched a new catastrophe risk insurance program to protect national and local government agencies against the financial losses from severe natural disasters. Providing US$206 million in aggregate coverage, the program protects assets of the national government and 25 provinces. Since 1990, the Philippines has been affected by 565 natural disasters, which have claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 people and caused…
Published on 15 August 2017 Philippines
The project that kicked off on April 1, 2017 was spearheaded by the PRC’s Disaster Management and Health Services with the support from the Canadian Red Cross. The CA-ANAK project is covering three provinces, six municipalities and 30 barangays with estimated 6,900 households. The PRC will conduct series of capacity building on community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Health to capacitate the grass root levels of…
Published on 13 August 2017 Philippines
“We are looking forward to more international conferences in the future especially with the New Panglao-Bohol Airport opening by next year,” he said at a media briefing after hosting this year’s Asian Conference Dialogue (ACD), with the Department of Energy (DoE) as lead agency. Policy makers, ministers and experts in the energy sector gathered in Bohol for a four-day conference held at the Be Grand…
Published on 7 August 2017
Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish is part memoir, part treatise, and part storybook, punctuated with photos, paintings, and poems that would appeal to both young readers and policy-makers. Oposa, who received the Ramon Magsaysay award in 2009, has an interesting way with words that transforms what might seem complex subject matter for many into something simple and easy to grasp. “We are in a state…
Published on 1 August 2017
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: http://opinion.inquirer.net/105907/climate-change-agriculture-food-security By: Rex L. Navarro Source: Inquirer.Net | 29 July 2017
Published on 27 July 2017
Sea Rituals, Climate Change and Applied Theatre Research
 By Dennis Gupa I was a first year MFA Directing student at the University of British Columbia when super typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines in 2013. As the typhoon’s rage decimated an entire city, leaving the whole Visayan region traumatized due to the magnitude of its destruction, I began to re-think my own work as a diasporic…
Published on 26 July 2017
"Lagi silang maghanda kasi hindi naman natin masasabi kung kailan ba darating ang sakuna (They should always be ready because we can't say when disaster will strike)," Ablaña told Rappler in time for the observance of National Disaster Resilience Month. "Kapag sinasabihan natin ang ating mga kababayan na maghanda, 'wag namang ipagwalambahala. Ibig sabihin, paniwalaan at sundin ang tagubilin mula sa authorities (When…
Published on 26 July 2017
Rodne Galicha, branch manager of the Climate Reality Project Philippines, said Duterte's support of installing coal-fired power plants will only place the country in a path opposite of the shift to more sustainable energy sources by other countries. "This is not only about mitigation or the reduction of carbon emissions, but also the health of nearby communities within the coal-fired power plant…
Published on 25 July 2017
Migration as a coping strategy for women Losses in rural areas, especially where there's ongoing armed conflict, are not just financial. Across the world, climate and conflict are deeply intertwined and their negative effects mutually reinforcing. In the Philippines, this relationship is evident in Mindanao, a farming community on the country's southernmost island. Despite peace efforts to end over 40 years of social and ethnic…
Published on 25 July 2017
The first round of trainings, dubbed "Coaches' Training on the Enhanced LCCAP Guidebook,” is held on July 25 to 28, 2017 in Quezon City. This undertaking is in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government–Local Government Academy (DILG-LGA). Climate Change Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman expects these trainings to expedite the completion of the LCCAPs of all local government units (LGUs). “Equipping our…
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