Mapping Mangroves: Utilizing UAV Technology for Local Biodiversity Conservation

2024-04-04T17:37:55+08:0004 Apr 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz DOWNLOAD FULL STORY Mangrove forests are an important ecosystem and environmental support for communities located in coastal areas. The capacity of mangroves to mitigate floods and storm surges, maintain coastlines and coastal ecosystems, as well as their high carbon sequestration capacity, make them essential in the adaptation [...]

Renewable energy crucial in humanitarian action efforts – Eastern Visayas officials

2024-03-22T17:54:48+08:0022 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, March 22, 2024 – Government officials from Eastern Visayas have underscored the critical role of renewable energy (RE) in humanitarian and disaster response and supported its institutionalization in the local development plans of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays in the region. “It has been a long dream for humanitarian action to really come [...]

Salcedo Youth Advocates for Local Climate Action

2024-03-20T16:30:42+08:0020 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz DOWNLOAD FULL STORY It comes as no surprise that the generation projected to confront the catastrophic effects of climate change has expressed significant concerns about its impacts on their lives and future. A key study that surveyed the youth population from 10 countries has shown that 84 [...]

A Case for Mangrove Conservation and Protection in Eastern Visayas

2024-02-28T14:16:18+08:0028 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz  Download Full Story In the heart of Eastern Visayas, a world of natural wonders unfolds, from lush forests and vibrant coral reefs to hidden woodlands and thriving seagrass beds, each hosting a diverse shade of life.   Among these ecosystems, the widespread mangrove forests stand out as unsung [...]

EV CSOs Meet to push for Renewable Energy [The Calbayog Journal]

2023-11-16T00:05:40+08:0031 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , |

by Elmer Recuerdo | October 30, 2023 | Published by The Calbayog Journal | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – Civil society organizations from the six provinces in Eastern Visayas convened to discuss possible measures to bring prices of electricity down in their respective localities. Arturo Tahup, associate for community resilience of [...]

A decade after Haiyan: What’s next for ICSC in Eastern Visayas?

2023-09-07T14:00:22+08:0007 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Niña Nicole Cerilla EDITOR’S NOTE: Nini is a climate policy analyst of ICSC. Tacloban City holds a core memory for Filipinos who lived through 2013: that year, the most catastrophic typhoon in Philippine history, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), struck many communities in the Philippines, hitting first the Eastern Visayas region.  At 14 [...]

Eastern Visayas local gov’ts, civil society lead in climate action, biodiversity conservation

2023-08-09T15:47:28+08:0028 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Paranas, along with Guiuan and Salcedo in Eastern Samar, are the bioregions of the Multi-Actor Partnership on Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA) project of the Manila-based think tank Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), which was launched in Tacloban City today. 

Science and arts merge for climate action in Eastern Visayas

2022-08-31T12:11:57+08:0031 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEYTE, August 31, 2022 – Students, teachers, and officials of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte, along with representatives from Eastern Visayas civil society and local governments, joined a two-day learning event held at the school last August 25-26, 2022. Their aim: build climate change resilience in the region through science and the [...]

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