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Activists urge Philippine government to tackle climate change

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Environmental groups on Friday called on the government to improve adaptation and mitigation efforts after a United Nations climate report last week issued dire warnings on the impact of climate change on the Philippines. “As a highly vulnerable country, extreme weather events are now our new normal, and we need to take concrete measures to literally survive,” [...]


A new look at climate change

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As the planet warms and the international community slows in response to climate change, these ‘super typhoons’ will only become more common – and more severe. The annual United Nations climate change talks, which concluded last month in Warsaw, unfortunately found little common ground on carbon. The talks broke down over the world’s richest nations’ [...]


Government gets praise and censure on climate investment

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Climate campaigners hailed the government yesterday for its “exemplary” effort in combating the effects of climate change and making communities ready to face its impacts. “But there’s still a lot to be done,” said Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC). Constantino, former climate campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast [...]


The Church and climate change

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We know that super typhoons such as Typhoon Pablo can be blamed on climate change, right? I thought that was a pretty straightforward rejoinder to climate change deniers. I was wrong. Christine Herrera of Manila Standard Today quoted Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo’s quip, “I don’t know if that’s a coincidence or if God has [...]


Activists urge end of coal power plants

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Around 100 community representatives attended the National Anti-Coal Summit, which opened in Manila today, to draft a “People’s Declaration Against Coal and In Support of Clean Renewable Energy” that they will submit to the government. In their draft declaration, the community leaders said “coal is slowly killing our communities, and we will not allow ourselves [...]


On the right climate change track

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Today, more than ever, an understanding of what we mean by climate change is critical to life as we know it.  The impact of climate change, and our understanding of this, should affect how we make decisions and our priorities in terms of land use and planning, policy-making, and should shape our strategies for disaster [...]


Philippines to witness more extreme climate

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Filipinos must learn to accept the growing intensity of typhoons, great volume of rainfall as well as long drought, as the “new normal,” a Philippine senior government official said on Wednesday. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje Jr. made the statement as southwest monsoon continue to affect most parts of Metro [...]


Activists urge ASEAN unity on climate change

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Regional environmental groups and activists urged members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Thursday to find a common approach to solving climate change.


Philippines tops regional disaster list, study says

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The Philippines is the most disaster-prone country in Southeast Asia, according to a study by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department of the House of Representatives.


P1B to bankroll climate change survival

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A total of P1 billion in Peoples’ Survival Fund will be appropriated annually to bankroll the projects on climate change after President Benigno Aquino has signed into law the PSF bill.


Bill proposes one child, two trees

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A lawmaker has filed a bill requiring parents to plant two trees for every child born to them to help reverse the worsening effects of climate change and promote environmental protection.


Book on climate change for Asian kids launched

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A book to help children in Asia prepare against disasters caused by climate change has been launched yesterday by Plan International, a development charity group working with communities in 45 countries.


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