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Published on 28 May 2018 Philippines
Naga City– A technology transfer and dissemination training-workshop on the Climate Change Resilient Pilot Housing (CCRPH), led by the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in partnership with the City Government of Naga, was held last 10-11 May 2018. TheCCRPHis one of the outcomes of the Urban Nexus Project implemented by the GIZ in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for…
Published on 24 May 2018 Global
“The National Climate Assessment that includes NASA and it includes the Department of Energy, and it includes NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), has clearly stated that it is extremely likely… that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming, and I have no reason to doubt the science that comes from that,” Jim Bridenstine said at a Senate hearing. He was answering…
Published on 24 May 2018 Southeast Asia
The change could be particularly dire in southeast Asia where rice is a major part of the daily diet, said the report in the journal Science Advances. "We are showing that global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases -- carbon dioxide -- can have an impact on the nutrient content of plants we eat," said co-author Adam Drewnowski, a professor of epidemiology at the…
Published on 24 May 2018 Southeast Asia
One of these was Leyte’s Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), which had not been built to withstand a signal number 4 typhoon, the strongest storm category according to the Philippines’ storm ranking. Learning from that experience, the EVRMC is switching to solar power to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that it will continue to have a supply of much-needed electricity…
Published on 23 May 2018 Myanmar
Merchandise exports grew by an estimated 15%, following a 0.3% fall in FY 2016/17, with the report crediting the 2.8m tonnes of exported rice – the highest level in half a century – as a key factor behind the increase. While agricultural growth was below overall GDP expansion of 6.8%, the ADB said it expects the sector to grow robustly in the present financial year…
Published on 21 May 2018 Myanmar
The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, assured that he will do all he can to utilize the power of the government to mitigate the impact of the monsoon on townfolks, especially in the central plains. On Wednesday, U Henry Van Thio observed the construction of a riverbank protection wall along the Myitthar River between Kalay and…
Published on 17 May 2018
The group is now particularly seeking for more research on Philippine Rise, including Benham Bank, which is the shallowest part of the region, on its biodiversity and connectivity to shallow-reef ecosystems. Oceana Philippines campaign manager Daniel Ocampo pointed out that two of the challenging threats to the Philippine Rise is climate change and overfishing. “On the onset of climate change, we really don’t know what…
Published on 15 May 2018 Indonesia
Read more. Source: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) | 15 May 2018…
Published on 15 May 2018 Timor-Leste
A new World Bank report recommends increased budgets for operations and maintenance for Timor-Leste’s public water supply sector, as well as the establishment of a national policy framework, in order to achieve the country’s national and international commitments by 2030. The report, entitled Timor-Leste - Water Sector Assessment and Roadmap, identifies areas of support in order to reach the targets outlined in the country’s Strategic…
Published on 15 May 2018
“The AITECH certification gives BISCAST the license to share this innovation that can be adopted by housing builders and contractors as well as by the government in their socialized housing projects. It is hoped that they will adopt the CCRPH-Nexus Technology,” explained by BISCAST President, Dr. Richard Cordial. Part of BISCAST’s plan is to implement a hands-on technical training on the CCRPH, initially for cities…
Published on 10 May 2018 Singapore
The reasons for UHI are well known. Cities have less vegetation than rural areas to provide shade and to cool the air; they consume huge amounts of energy in electricity and fuel; they trap the sun’s radiation in deep urban canyons between high buildings, and they contain massive amounts of steel and concrete that store the sun’s warmth. To be clear, UHI is not the…
Published on 10 May 2018
As a staunch supporter of the environment, SM Aura Premier developed a summer display called “On Thin Ice, an Art Installation for a Cause” under its #ArtinAura campaign. The exhibit features a sleuth of life-size polar bears distributed in the mall’s Skypark. Aiming to educate the public on the species’ plight, as the polar bears seek shelter in the tropical space of the Philippines, to…
Published on 4 May 2018 Feature
As chef Marcus Samuelsson says: Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area. Without clean, potable water, or ways to sanitize water, people are left with dirty, deadly…
Published on 2 May 2018 Myanmar
Worldwide, 35 percent of the world's mangroves are now lost. Only 16 percent of the original cover is left in the vulnerable Delta Region where the mangroves are being destroyed at rates three to five times higher than global deforestation. "At the moment, mangrove conditions are severely degraded," says Win Meung, a seasoned ecologist who heads a mangrove regeneration project in Myanmar. "In the…
Published on 27 April 2018 Indonesia
"People tend to think that most of the disruption will come from heat going into the oceans, which, in turn, will alter wind patterns," said James Randerson, UCI's Ralph J. & Carol M. Cicerone Chair in Earth System Science. "We have found that large-scale changes in rainfall can, in part, be attributed to the way tropical forests respond to the overabundance of carbon dioxide humans…
Published on 26 April 2018 Myanmar
The scaling out of climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices (CSA T&Ps) using community-based adaptation (CBA) strategies is a potential solution to food security and nutrition challenges in Myanmar. To realize this goal, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia (CCAFS SEA), has worked for the establishment of Climate-Smart…
Published on 25 April 2018 Feature
It has been applied successfully in four countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, and in six states in India New Delhi I March 17: Four South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan) have successfully applied a new governance framework called “Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change within Governance Systems in South Asia” that allows for governments to integrate climate change adaptation…
Published on 25 April 2018
Henry Adornado, Ecosystems ResearchandDevelopment Bureau director, said bamboo is an effective erosion control plant and a natural control barrier due to its widespread root system. “It reduces runoff, prevents massive soil erosion and minimizes CO2 gases,” Adornado said. He urged investors to plant bamboo and use quality seeds and planting materials. “Apart from addressing climate change, it helps create livelihood... as bamboo can be used…
Published on 25 April 2018 Global
These are the main findings of a publication titled, “Global Report on Food Crises,” released by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN). The report states that conflict and climate change-related disasters were the main drivers of acute food insecurity in 18 countries where 74 million people need urgent assistance to prevent famine. New or intensified conflict has deteriorated food security in Myanmar, north-east Nigeria, the…
Published on 24 April 2018 Indonesia
The quaint and bucolic city is home to at least 5.7 million people (2017 State Statistics). Located just 60 kilometers south of Jakarta, Bogor is often seen as the extension of the capital itself. The current President, Joko Widodo, who hails from Bogor, is known to hold office there. A busy city whose residents are mostly part of the working force, a considerable portion of…
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