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Clean air advocates say updates required for PHL air quality norms

2021-11-12T18:39:52+08:0012 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

November 10, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Air quality standards are falling behind international norms, with the two-decade-old Clean Air Act not up to the task of minimizing untimely death as a result of substandard air, clean air advocates said in a report. The Centre for Research on Energy and [...]

Waquin Corregidor, pedicab driver, hero: Eight years after Haiyan

2021-11-11T15:43:47+08:0011 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Intro text by Maria Golda Hilario Story as narrated by Waquin Corregidor Editor’s Note: The transcript features an interview conducted by ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team with Waquin Corregidor, an emergency responder from Palo, Leyte, narrating his story from 8 years ago when super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit their hometown. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Climate-vulnerable nations demand more financial support in COP26 draft deal

2021-11-23T13:24:46+08:0011 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Megan Rowling | November 11, 2021 | Published by Reuters | READ THE STORY HERE GLASGOW, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable countries at the COP26 climate talks urged stronger commitments on finance to help them adapt to climate change impacts and repair the damage they are suffering, in response to an early draft [...]

Private sector urged to support local climate resilience and 1.5 degree Paris goal

2021-11-05T18:32:49+08:0005 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 05 November 2021 -- Corporate directors in the Philippines explored opportunities to accelerate climate action and resilience in coastal communities, as world leaders underscore greater climate action from the private sector in the ongoing climate talks in Glasgow. Business officials were presented with corridors where they could contribute to meeting the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution [...]

Vulnerable nations call for climate ’emergency pact’ at Glasgow summit

2021-11-23T13:17:07+08:0002 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Zack Budryk | November 2, 2021 | Published by The Hill | READ THE STORY HERE Representatives of vulnerable nations and communities called for a climate “emergency pact” at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. At the Tuesday session, representatives of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) called for a series of steps from [...]

Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

2021-10-29T22:50:17+08:0029 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 29 October 2021 -- Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this year. “Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector [...]

Philippines urges rich countries to deliver climate finance pledged to vulnerable nations

2021-11-06T11:25:05+08:0028 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico | October 28, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is calling on wealthy nations to make good on their commitment to provide financing to developing countries to help them bolster their defenses against climate change. In a speech delivered at the Asian Infrastructure Investment [...]

Ahead of UN climate summit, rich countries stumble with dismal finance offer

2021-10-27T15:51:17+08:0027 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, October 27, 2021 — Developed countries are projected to raise USD 100 billion in climate finance annually in 2023, three years later than pledged, according to a report released by the United Kingdom days before the United Nations climate summit is set to begin this Sunday. Rich countries pledged back in 2009 to raise [...]

Climate Vulnerable Forum launch Global Parliamentary Group

2021-11-06T11:31:49+08:0026 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , |

October 26, 2021 | Published by the Climate Vulnerable Forum | READ THE STORY HERE Climate vulnerable nations launch historic parliamentarians’ group to further climate action just days ahead of Glasgow COP The dedicated initiative will enable South-South cooperation to build on the work of the CVF and V20 Former UNSG believes that “parliamentarians of [...]

NGOs say ADB climate financing targets not ambitious enough

2021-10-19T23:15:19+08:0017 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | October 17, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE A network of civil society groups said the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) updated climate financing target of $100 billion is “un-ambitious,” adding that the eligibility requirements for projects to be funded are vague. The banks’ new financing target [...]