‘Ultimate no-brainer:’ UN officials, top scientists renew call for strong political action to address climate change [GMA News]

2023-04-11T16:38:20+08:0021 Mar 2023|Tags: , |

Top officials and leading climate scientists from the United Nations renewed their call for strong political commitments and urgent climate action, as they echoed a warning over the rapidly closing window to address catastrophic climate change.

Green groups call for end to fossil fuel addiction to avert catastrophic future [PhilStar]

2023-04-11T14:52:32+08:0021 Mar 2023|Tags: , , |

MANILA, Philippines — Staving off the worst impacts of the climate crisis requires governments to kick their fossil fuel habit as soon as possible and shift to renewable energy systems, climate and environment groups said following the release of a capstone report from the United Nations’ climate advisory panel. In a report released on Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) painted a stark picture of where the world is heading — heavier rainfall, more intense heatwaves, other weather extremes and collapse of ecosystems — unless radical actions are taken.

REACTIVE: New UN climate report shows urgent, ambitious action can lead to ‘liveable future’

2023-03-21T15:51:04+08:0021 Mar 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

The latest United Nations climate science report released yesterday affirmed that urgent, ambitious climate action can still guarantee a sustainable, liveable future for all even as global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees Celsius (°C) above pre-industrial levels and emissions continue to rise.

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 [...]