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Published on 21 May 2014
To make conditions even worse, evacuation centers (EC) weren’t spared when the super typhoon wreaked havoc in the country, rendering more than 400 ECs unlivable due to damage. The damage brought by Yolanda emphasized the importance of disaster-resilient infrastructure especially in areas prone to harsh weather conditions. Resilient homes Addressing the lack of disaster-resilient shelters, Ortigas & Co., in partnership with the Department of Science…
Published on 21 May 2014 Philippines
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III switched on the plant at an opening ceremony in San Carlos City on Thursday. In its first phase, the San Carlos City project features 13 MW of power capacity, which will be expanded to 22 MW in the coming months. Once complete, the plant will generate enough electricity in a year to power the equivalent of 13,000 local homes. Conergy…
Published on 21 May 2014 Philippines
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/602622/4-major-rivers-to-undergo-major-watershed-rehab Source:  Philippine Daily Inquirer | 16 May 2014
Published on 16 May 2014 Philippines
The other eight cities are Johor Bahru on the straits of Johor separating Malaysia and Singapore; Tetouan in northern Morocco; Uberlandia in the state of Minas Gerais of Brazil; Hunchun in Jilin province of northeast China; Onitsha on the eastern bank of Niger River in Nigeria; Nampula, the third-largest city in Mozambique; Malmo, part of the Oresund region in the south of Sweden; and Santa…
Published on 8 May 2014 Philippines
But aid agencies say Haiyan is likely to just be the overture. The rising intensity of tropical storms, combined with their increasingly unseasonal timings, means rebuilding may be incomplete when the next super typhoon hits. This would compound the disaster into a catastrophe. Tariq Reibl, Oxfam's humanitarian response manager for the Philippines, says that climate change will mean destructive storms, disastrous enough in isolation, will…
Published on 8 May 2014 Philippines
Coal-driven climate change The climate crisis worsens as fossil fuels continue to drive up greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause global warming, according to the International Energy Agency. In the 2011 emissions trends, coal contributed the largest chunk of carbon dioxide emissions - about 44% - among all fossil fuels. The trend is already being reflected in Third World countries like the Philippines where transnational…
Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines
The report focused on what humans can still do to reduce the greenhouse gases emitted in the atmosphere and causing the Earth to warm up. The Philippines has 17 coal plants all over the country, combusting coal to produce energy. Every year, they spew 32.1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), the greenhouse gas with the highest concentrations in the atmosphere, according to the Philippine…
Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines
Coloma said that Resolution 6 by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) authorizes the dialogue with Worldwatch Institute for the design of “Sustainable Power System: A Roadmap for the Philippines.” Through the resolution, the CCC officially invites Alexander Ochs, director of the Climate and Energy Worldwatch Institute, to discuss his offer to help the country design a sustainable power system. Meanwhile, Resolution 7, endorses the Black…
Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines
Tesda will fund the production costs and provide the training for assembling the lights while the MMDA will supply the manpower and identify the beneficiaries. The first of the four-watt solar street lights were put together Tuesday at the Tesda Women’s Center in Taguig City and installed on a footbridge on Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. The streetlights cost P2,500 each and utilize the “Liter…
Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines
“To stop the depletion of our forests, President Aquino has imposed a logging ban nationwide – the first in our history,” said DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio Ignacio Jr., who delivered the “State of the Environment Report” on behalf of Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. Paje is in The Hague, Netherlands attending the “Global Ocean Action Summit for Food Security.” The government has initiated the…
Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines
This was according to the assessment conducted by the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services-7 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-7. The 17 towns in Cebu are Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod, San Francisco, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, Cordova, San Francisco, Minglanilla, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Oslob, Boljoon and Santander. The three cities prone to climate change impacts are Lapu-Lapu, Naga and Carcar. Bohol…
Published on 22 April 2014 Philippines
Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, slammed into the central Philippines on Nov. 8 last year with record wind strength of 235 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 275 kph. It has been suggested its unusual strength and rapid intensification were fueled by warming of subsurface waters of Pacific waters east of the Philippines in recent decades. It left…
Published on 22 April 2014 Philippines
“Local governments play an important role in adaptation because they directly communicate with affected communities. For the past several years, leading practices have begun in New York City, Mexico City, Toronto, Albay Province in the Philippines, and elsewhere,” the final draft of the "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" report said. “These achievements were possible because of elected and local leadership; cooperation among national…
Published on 2 April 2014 Philippines
In 2012, typhoon Haikui battered the megacity of 12 million people for eight days, but when tropical storm Ondoy hit Manila in 2009 and a month’s worth of rain fell in a few hours, the city came close to catastrophe. Nearly 80 per cent was flooded, 246 people died and hundreds of thousands had to be evacuated. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
Published on 2 April 2014 Philippines
She will be asking President Benigno Aquino III to make a pitch during a leader-level climate change summit in New York in September. The summit will be convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "This is a very important platform for President Aquino and the Philippines because you bring such direct experience of what a wild climate does to people and lives," Clark said Thursday…
Published on 2 April 2014
Thailand had earlier proposed the promotion of crop resilience to adverse climate, which was subsequently adopted by the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) To mitigate the threats of climate change in the region, conference participants agreed to advance the ASEAN Integrated Food Security and ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry towards Food Security programs Gemany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft…
Published on 17 March 2014
The other cities studied and included in the list are Iloilo, 6.69; Cagayan de Oro, 6.68; Cebu, 6.65; Zamboanga, 6.32; Naga, 6.10; Laoag, 5.80; Davao, 5.6; Batangas, 5.65, and Angeles, 5.56.

 WWF-Philippines Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan was quoted as saying the cities were ranked according to climate exposure, socio-economic sensitivity, and adaptive capacity melded to generate scores which show…
Published on 17 March 2014
Marikina City, which lies downstream of the UMRBPL, was one of the most severely hit LGUs by Typhoon Ondoy, which battered the city on September 26, 2009, killing scores of people and destroying property worth several hundred millions of pesos. The study was a component of the Asian Development Bank funded technical assistance, titled “Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the UMRBPL: Demonstrating the Eco-town…
Published on 24 February 2014
“The installation of the said devices is in line with Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards). Most of the devices were installed in parts of the region mostly affected with bad weather condition,” Bartolome noted. Under the Preparedness Committee through the leadership of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), various trainings on disaster risk reduction and management and disaster preparedness and…
Published on 28 January 2014
"In fact, partial data show that in 2013, 74 percent of estimated damages of natural disasters in the country were in the agriculture sector," Balisacan said in his welcome remarks for the launch of an agriculture-related project on Monday in Metro Manila, the Philippines' capital region. Under the project, the Philippine government is partnering with international agencies CGIAR and the International Food Policy Research Institute…
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