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Philippine central bank signs sustainable finance framework

2020-04-30T17:37:36+08:0030 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , |

30 April 2020 — The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) signed yesterday its Sustainable Finance Framework recognizing that “physical and transition risks arising from climate change could result in significant societal, economic and financial risks affecting the banks and their […]

OPINION: Bicycles, bayanihan, and beyond

2020-04-21T15:27:30+08:0021 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Feature Photo: Medical frontliners from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City test their new bikes donated through the Life Cycles PH community. © Monaliza Bermudez

by Aldrin Pelicano

Published in ABS-CBN News, 21 April 2020
https://news.abs-cbn.com/blogs/opinions/04/21/20/opinion-bicycles-bayanihan-and-beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments worldwide have exposed deep inequalities globally, […]

Bike sharing and donation drives

2020-04-20T18:50:41+08:0015 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Health workers and other frontliners particularly in Metro Manila struggle to reach their places of work (and get back home) given the suspension of public transport particularly in Luzon amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Philippine General Hospital, The Pasig City Government’s City Transport Development and Management Office, Life Cycles PH, and Lend-a-Bike Project are among the groups […]

‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope

2020-04-18T00:48:06+08:0011 Apr 2020|Tags: , , |

In the midst of fear and isolation, we are learning that profound, positive change is possible.

By Rebecca Solnit,  for The Guardian

7 Apr 2020 (Last modified 11 Apr 2020)

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/07/what-coronavirus-can-teach-us-about-hope-rebecca-solnit Disasters begin suddenly and never really end. The future will not, in crucial ways, be anything like the past, […]

Impact of rising sea levels on the Philippines earns global coverage

2020-03-17T12:33:03+08:0025 Feb 2020|Tags: , |

Homes of millions of Filipinos living in coastal and low-lying areas are at risk of being submerged due to rising ocean and sea levels as an effect of global climate change.

The impact on the City of Manila and Batasan […]

Is coal dying, or dead, in the Philippines?

2020-03-09T10:52:28+08:0025 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reposted from BusinessMirror, read original article here.

By Viking Logarta & Sara Jane Ahmed


Yes to the first, and a nuanced no to the second.

President Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address last year: “We recognize the urgent need to ensure the sustainability and […]

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

2020-03-17T12:15:48+08:0013 Feb 2020|Tags: , , |

OPINION: Is the Philippine national grid vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

2020-03-17T11:51:09+08:0011 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Jessa Ibañez and Kenneth Daniel Quesada, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

Pusblished in ABS-CBN News, Feb 11, 2020

Grid security was identified as an urgent national concern in last week’s Senate energy hearing, given not only that the State Grid Corporation of China’s 40 percent ownership of the national grid operating concession […]