Climate Breakthrough Project announces awardees for 2021

2021-12-07T19:03:01+08:0007 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 7 December 2021 -- Sara Jane Ahmed, advisor to the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers and founder of the Financial Futures Center (FFC), was recognized as one of the awardees of the Climate Breakthrough Project this year.  Ahmed is the first Filipino and Bangladeshi to receive this award. She has authored studies [...]

‘PHL needs green, sustainable recovery’

2021-12-06T10:04:31+08:0006 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | December 5, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Although it is a Third World country, the Philippines can still play an important role in the global effort in the fight against climate change. It can choose a different approach, which underscores its relevance to the long-suffering working [...]

Shared climate leadership will make a beautiful environment in Asia

2021-11-29T13:40:46+08:0029 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , |

by Red Constantino | November 29, 2021 | Published on China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE On Nov 23, at the Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech entitled "For a Shared Future and Our Common Home". "The valuable experience we have gained over [...]

Asian cities search for ways to finance climate projects

2021-11-26T18:24:28+08:0029 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Underdeveloped municipal bond markets hinder green action, experts say FRANCESCA REGALADO, Nikkei Asia staff writer | November 26, 2021 13:49 JST | READ THE STORY HERE TOKYO -- Closed since the onset of the pandemic, Commonwealth High School in Metro Manila has been making a contribution to the local community of Quezon City through its solar [...]

Iloilo, Mandaue, and Naga hailed as the most bike-friendly cities in nationwide Mobility Awards

2021-11-25T16:48:52+08:0025 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

November 25, 2021 | Published by the Mobility Awards | READ THE STORY HERE Bike riders and entrepreneurs, offices, commercial establishments also recognized QUEZON CITY, 25 November 2021 -- In celebration of the National Bicycle Month this November and in observance of the National Climate Change Week, the cities of Iloilo, Mandaue, and Naga were named [...]

Climate-vulnerable countries call for help forcing high emitters to act

2021-11-23T13:07:58+08:0018 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Fiona Harvey | November 18, 2021 | Published by The Guardian | READ THE STORY HERE Those most at risk warn countries such as Australia they will lose out economically if they do not raise targets. Some of the countries most vulnerable to climate breakdown have called on the UN and the UK and other [...]

Mainstreaming gender and climate strategies and the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling

2021-11-17T14:16:54+08:0017 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Danica Marie Supnet The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change continue to challenge the capacities of developing countries such as ours. The Philippines is among the most vulnerable to long-term climate risks and our healthcare system has been heavily strained by the pandemic. This shows us that “global shocks” do not wait in line. They may [...]

What the Philippines needs to do after UN climate deal

2021-11-23T13:03:37+08:0016 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Gaea Katreena Cabico | November 16, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE GLASGOW, United Kingdom — The Philippines is urged to intensify its efforts to fight climate change after nearly 200 countries clinched a major deal that called for more ambition and action, but fell short of providing vulnerable nations funds to [...]

COP26: Poets, climate resistance light up Glasgow with call for urgent action

2021-11-23T12:44:37+08:0014 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

November 14, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE With high visibility in Glasgow, Scotland, light projections and street hubs today feature verse and pleas by poets and activists from Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Tanzania, and the Philippines. “We take great pride in helping foment a global poetry rebellion instigated by poets and [...]

PH loses ₱4.5T each year due to poor air quality -The Final Word (CNN PH)

2021-11-15T12:09:16+08:0014 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In CNN Philippines' The Final Word last November 12, ICSC executive director Red Constantino talks about the recent air quality report by ICSC and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), which states that the Philippines loses Php4.5 trillion annually due to air pollution, and insights and recommendations on the climate negotiations in [...]