Private sector urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience in business strategies

2022-11-21T17:14:53+08:0021 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the private sector is urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience into their business strategies in order to thrive in the new normal while dealing with the current economic challenges, which includes investing in the welfare of their employees, suppliers, and customers.

Shifting to RE generates significant savings – companies

2022-11-14T17:06:09+08:0014 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 14, 2022 – Businesses and companies in the Philippines weighed in on the savings and positive impacts on the private sector brought by renewable energy through the Department of Energy’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), in the first of three webinars of the “Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain” series last Friday. The series, which [...]

CVF Calls Glasgow Climate Pact ‘Broken’, Following New Assessment of NDCs

2022-11-14T08:54:53+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) today at COP27 issued a major new report which uses a traffic light approach to show that G7 and G20 major economies are stuck on ‘red’ in terms of their NDCs’ alignment with the 1.5ºC goal of the Paris Agreement.

Sri Lanka Launches ‘Climate Prosperity Plan’ to Power Faster Economic Recovery and Achieve Net-Negative Carbon Emissions

2022-11-09T12:58:25+08:0009 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This Preliminary Report presents Sri Lanka’s Climate Prosperity Plan: a national investment strategy to carve a pathway towards prosperity in a climate-insecure world. Sri Lanka’s Climate Prosperity Plan aims to maximise socio-economic outcomes and wellbeing for the population of Sri Lanka. To do so, the strategy focuses on unlocking the maximum domestic renewable energy potential and enhancing resilience through nature-based solutions and financial protection.

Nine years after Haiyan: Guiuan leads in stronger climate action

2022-11-08T14:54:11+08:0008 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In commemoration of the ninth anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the local government of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, the first municipality battered by the super typhoon in 2013, gathered together youth groups, teachers, and civil society organizations, to deepen their understanding of climate science and adaptation, empowering Guiuananon citizens to do their part in making the community more resilient.

Citizens count almost 200,000 people on bikes nationwide

2022-10-30T14:08:20+08:0028 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 600 volunteers around the country recorded a total of 191,578 cyclists in major roads of ten cities in the Philippines, providing urgency and basis for national agencies and local governments to accelerate establishment of safer, more inclusive infrastructure and policies promoting active transport.

Gov’t, academe, private sector commit to advance climate finance in PHL

2022-10-25T15:58:43+08:0025 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A broad range of stakeholders led by legislators, national agencies, and non-government groups pledged together to accelerate the roll out of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) initiatives to protect vulnerable communities from the worsening impacts of climate change.

DOF, other V20 finance ministers call for global finance reforms to manage debt, climate impacts

2022-10-19T15:29:56+08:0019 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2022 – At the recently held annual meetings here of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, the Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20) called for debt restructuring and other global financing reforms to help them manage the economic threats of both debt and climate change. The Philippines was the founding chair of the V20 in its establishment in 2015.

DOE, ERC: Energy transition policy developments underway

2022-10-13T15:45:44+08:0013 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced in a conference yesterday the developments in government policies and programs to advance the energy transition in the Philippines, in particular Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy (RE) Act of 2008.

Southeast Asia Information Platform for the Energy Transition launched

2022-10-03T14:54:31+08:0029 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A data hub designed to enable dialogue and promote coordination in the power sector in Southeast Asia was launched today by the regional initiative Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) to help accelerate the region’s energy transition.