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Philippines submits 1st greenhouse gas reduction target to UN

2021-04-16T13:22:31+08:0016 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - April 16, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines finally submitted to the United Nations its commitment to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 75% between 2020 and 2030. The government submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [...]

Achievable? PH finally submits Paris Agreement pledge

2021-04-16T14:11:57+08:0015 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , |

by Ellson Quismorio | April 15, 2021| Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippine government has committed to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 75 percent between 2020 and 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. This was bared in [...]

Filipinos are cycling their way through the pandemic – The Washington Post

2021-04-08T17:21:52+08:0031 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Regine Cabato and Martin San Diego | March 31, 2021,  The Washington Post | Read the full story here MANILA — Before one of the longest lockdowns in the world, millions in this congested Philippine capital region suffered a hellish daily commute. Trains broke down regularly, and roads were so clogged that [...]

Look north, SE Asia urged for climate goals

2021-04-08T16:58:18+08:0030 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , |

By PRIME SARMIENTO in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2021-03-30 09:45 | Read the story here China's green shift can serve as carbon model for nations in region, experts say China's commitment to reduce emissions could encourage countries in Southeast Asia to become more ambitious in their own responses to climate change, analysts [...]

PH can mobilize climate finance amid COVID – experts

2021-04-06T09:52:30+08:0029 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 29 March 2021 - Access and accountability in climate finance should go hand in hand to address existing and emerging impacts brought by climate change and COVID-19, experts from the United Nations, Philippine government, civil society, and the private sector said in a recent webinar. “We have to consider this pandemic as an [...]

An e-waste ‘garbage trap’

2021-03-23T10:31:02+08:0021 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By JONATHAN L. MAYUGA   MARCH 20, 2021   |  Published by Business Mirror Experts weigh in on emerging PHL’s shift from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles MANG Rudy was busy one early morning this week fixing a busted taillight of his three-wheeled electric-powered tricycle (e-trike). Maintaining his e-trike is essential for the retired electrician. [...]

ICSC lauds Metro Manila Bike Lane Network collab of DoTr, DPWH and MMDA

2021-02-24T15:45:10+08:0024 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 24 February 2021 — Yesterday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos convened a dialogue with representatives from the Department of Transport (DoTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the civil society network Move As One Coalition. Abalos clarified MMDA’s stance that it will not stand in the way of building [...]

DOF pushes for mainstreaming sustainable finance in the Philippines

2021-02-11T10:50:52+08:0010 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

10 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City -- Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez today pushed for the mainstreaming of sustainable finance in the Philippines, involving a whole of government approach and internationally harmonized finance initiatives. “Even if we are doing so much in terms of policy to harness climate finance and to mitigate our disaster [...]

To be a true climate leader, China should commit to clean energy on the belt and road

2021-02-09T11:23:27+08:0009 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Eye on Asia by Xiaojun Wang   | Published by South China Morning Post, 07 Feb 2021 | Read the full story here Last year, for the first time, a greater proportion of China’s overseas energy investment went into renewable energy rather than fossil fuels.Solar, wind and hydropower projects accounted for 57 per cent of China’s overseas energy investment, compared [...]

Dominguez calls for bolder collective action vs climate crisis

2021-02-05T18:40:57+08:0005 Feb 2021|Tags: , , |

Published by Department of Finance, 03 February 2021 Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for “bolder collective action” in realizing the Philippines’ global commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, starting with the ambitious goal of banning single-use plastics, as it is among the countries most vulnerable to the adverse impact of the climate crisis. Dominguez, [...]