Climate-resilient ASEAN a win for economic development – local scientists

2022-05-25T22:13:44+08:0025 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Countries in the region must step up collaboration, in parallel with undertaking emissions cuts, adaptation measures, and finance initiatives, to reduce significant projected losses MANILA, May 25, 2022 – Climate scientists from across Southeast Asia called for developing countries to boost collaboration and participation in regional and global initiatives to combat climate change [...]

DOE readies submission of energy transition plan

2022-05-17T17:18:35+08:0015 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danessa Rivera | May 15, 2022 | Published by The Philippine Star | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The incoming administration will have to push harder to develop indigenous and clean power sources to strengthen the country’s resiliency amid global energy issues as the Department of Energy (DOE) prepares a comprehensive [...]

[Podcast] “Now or never”: Scientists urge mass shift to renewable energy

2022-04-29T15:50:19+08:0029 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , |

The Philippines is vulnerable not just to the effects of climate change—think stronger typhoons, and in the unlikeliest of places—but also to global events that affect power supply. Which is why the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change matter to us. Speaker: Denise Fontanilla, Associate for Policy Advocacy, ICSC Produced by Teka [...]

Climate change a major threat to global health — WHO

2022-04-12T14:28:13+08:0011 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Neena Bhandari | 11 April 2022 | Published by SciDev.net | | READ THE STORY HERE [SYDNEY] Climate change poses a serious threat to human health that calls for urgent action and global collaboration on scales seen in the COVID-19 response, says the World Health Organization (WHO). “If we don’t take action [...]

[REACTIVE] New UN report: Renewables key to securing energy, economy

2022-04-07T17:23:13+08:0005 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , |

Next admin also needs to improve urban mobility, protect biodiversity MANILA, 5 April 2022 – The United Nations’ newest climate change mitigation report released yesterday confirmed that, now more than ever, immediate and deep cuts in emissions combined with systemic, transformative actions across all sectors are key towards achieving an inclusive, resilient, and [...]

Climate change survivors pay it forward in PH and Pacific

2022-03-07T18:19:55+08:0007 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Limasawa, Fiji residents receive solar charging systems TACLOBAN, 07 March 2022 – Residents of Barangay San Agustin in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte can now enjoy lighting and power after a community solar charging system was installed in their island town last week, two months after Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated the island. Residents of Suva, the [...]

As new UN report sounds alarm on PH climate impacts: Next president should prioritize climate emergency – ICSC

2022-03-02T17:09:32+08:0002 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 02 March 2022 – The United Nations’ latest climate science report released on Monday confirmed that climate change poses an existential threat to the long-term viability of the Philippine economy even as it has already hammered vulnerable communities. Climate change impacts are projected to worsen until world leaders ramp up emissions cuts, climate finance, and [...]

‘The future is frightening’

2021-10-04T14:43:01+08:0003 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

October 3, 2021 | Published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE Last Sept. 24, hundreds of protesters across the country joined a global climate strike demanding urgent action from governments to address climate change. Among them were fisherfolk and young environment advocates who marched to the site of the controversial Manila Bay [...]

Fair Elections, Climate Are a Single Fight for Former Maldives President

2021-09-06T17:32:32+08:0003 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Eric Roston | September 3, 2021 | Published by Bloomberg Green | READ THE STORY HERE After surviving an assassination attempt in May, Mohamed Nasheed speaks out for democracy and debt restructuring. Mohamed Nasheed, speaker of the Maldives parliament and a former president of the island nation, was injured in May when a bomb [...]

Commentary: Will local actions matter in the global effort on climate change?

2021-08-25T11:00:09+08:0020 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Alberto Dalusung III | August 20, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE In the eighties, my usual conversation starter with foreigners was “How is the weather?” As a Filipino, I would normally have the advantage of “all-year sunshine” as my counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere struggle with their four seasons. Today, [...]