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Women of Solar Scholars as Agents of Change

2019-02-26T11:16:23+00:0014 Nov 2018|

By Arielle Celine Tabinga

On October 25, 2018. I began my training as a Solar Skolar. I had the opportunity to witness the first ever Women-Led Solar Scholars Training held in Marabut, Samar. The initial approach of the workshop is to develop women-leaders from RE-Serve to train community women’s groups as disaster-front liners while integrating renewable energy […]

Five years after Haiyan, survivors light the way for the rest of the country – and the world

2019-02-22T16:48:40+00:0008 Nov 2018|

by Denise Fontanilla

Exactly five years ago today, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck central Philippines.

Today, we remember the over 7,000 people whose lives were lost.

We also remember how countless lives and communities were forever changed by the super typhoon. Too often, we gloss over the devastations left by disasters and get overwhelmed by the enormous challenge of […]

Strong Demand for Readiness

2019-03-08T14:52:55+00:0030 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li

To assume an entire country is composed of homogeneous individuals is a common mistake. Individuals and communities face different challenges because of the complex diversity of natural and social environments they have been born into or grown up in. This much was evident when we began our journey in Coron, Palawan in order […]

Speeches in APAN

2019-03-09T10:34:56+00:0029 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li

The 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was held last Oct. 17-19 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila. What attracted me most about the event was not only the chance to visit the ADB, but the opportunity to participate in the flagship activity of the Asian Pacific Adaptation Network […]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+00:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall.

They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, RE-Serve Humanitarian […]

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

2019-03-09T11:21:33+00:0025 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac

As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is.

I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team of ACT Alliance last […]

Vulnerable economies call for accelerated financial shift

2019-02-09T23:40:32+00:0014 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Bali, 14 Oct 2018 – Finance Ministers from the V20 Group of climate vulnerable countries today sought large-scale changes to global finance flows, saying the funding shift needs to happen sooner, covering far larger amounts that can help protect economies from the worsening impacts of climate change. Convening at the World Bank-IMF Meetings in Bali, V20 […]

UN launches landmark climate science report: PHL to survive, thrive if with bold climate action – policy group

2019-03-15T14:13:26+00:0008 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 8 October 2018 — Immediate and ambitious action to limit global warming is not only crucial for the Philippines to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, it is also key to unlocking economic growth, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), citing the highlights of a major UN scientific report […]

Community Centred Climate Change

2019-03-09T11:29:38+00:0013 Sep 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Sarah Lukaszczyk

Our intern Sara Lukaszczyk writes about her recent trip with the climate policy team to Baybay, Leyte, where locals were discussing the proposed new disaster risk reduction law and its implication on slow onset events research.

One of the major things that attracted me to working in the Philippines was their use of the term […]