Environment

DENR-EMB to conduct air, water tests on 2 Pampanga steel plants

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) will conduct air and water sampling tests on two smelting and steel plants in San Simon, this province.The move came on the heels of reported massive air pollution... Read More

DENR, private firms tie up to protect Bulacan forest

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with two private corporations to boost forest protection in Bulacan.DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr. said on Wednesday Eagle Cement Corporation (ECC) and its... Read More

First granular plastic shredder to reduce waste in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY – After almost two months of civil works, the first granular plastic shredding machine in this city has finally become operational.Benjo Calleja, Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) officer-in-charge, on Wednesday said the machine would be used to shred... Read More

DENR to pursue green recovery, build sustainable communities

MANILA – The Philippines, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities post-pandemic as it prepares its portfolio of environmental projects for consideration under the 8th funding replenishment of the Global... Read More

SSCIS project to enhance PH capacities on climate action

MANILA – It won’t be long before climate information services become more accessible to Filipinos.In a press release, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) announced that the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) South-South Collaboration on Climate Information Services (SSCIS) Project Team... Read More

World's oceans hottest ever in 2022, study shows

ANKARA – The world’s oceans were at their hottest ever on record in 2022, according to a new study.“The Earth’s energy and water cycles have been profoundly altered due to the emission of greenhouse gases by human activities, driving pervasive changes in Earth’s climate... Read More

DENR puts up e-toilet in Bataan to curb pollution in Manila Bay

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Luzon (DENR-3) has put up an eco-toilet (e-toilet) facility in Orion town, Bataan province as part of the continuing effort to reduce the pollution in Manila Bay areas.DENR-3 Regional Executive... Read More

Baler coastal cleanup drive yields 5 truckloads of trash

BALER, Aurora – Some 200 volunteers from various sectors in this province took part in a cleanup activity along Sabang Beach here on Tuesday.The move aims to raise awareness of the importance of environmental sanitation and cleanliness.Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto Jr., commander of the... Read More

Ozone layer’s recovery on track, averting 0.5C temperature hike

NAIROBI, Kenya – The United Nations environment office in Kenya’s capital Nairobi said Monday that the ozone layer is on the path to repair, which will help avert a warming of the planet of 0.5C.According to a statement from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), efforts to... Read More

UN to convene 'no-nonsense' climate summit in 2023

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday that he would convene a ''Climate Ambition Summit'' in September 2023, saying ''it will be a no-nonsense summit. No exceptions. No compromises.''Speaking at his year-end news conference, he warned that the world is still... Read More

No waste segregation, no disposal at sanitary landfills: DENR

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has urged operators of sanitary landfills in Central Luzon not to collect residual waste from the local government units (LGUs) that are not properly... Read More

New climate fund program to hasten climate action launched

MANILA – The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement for the country’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Program that seeks to speed up climate action through green finance.Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno and GGGI Philippines... Read More

Foundation urges planting of more trees to combat global warming

MANILA – In its continued support to contain the ill effects of global warming and climate change, the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) has renewed its call for all stakeholders in the country to plant more trees in support of the government's ongoing reforestation program.“Our goal... Read More

PH, Germany take joint action vs. climate crisis

MANILA–The German government, through its Embassy in Manila, is partnering with the Philippine government in addressing the climate crisis.“We consider the climate crisis the greatest security challenge of our time. The world cannot afford to wait longer. We need to end the fossil age... Read More

VP Sara backs reforestation efforts vs. climate change

MANILA – To increase carbon sinks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, more trees should be planted, Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte said.In her message at the 15th Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week (CCC Week 2022) on Nov. 25, Duterte... Read More

BOC employees plant 4.5K tree seedlings nationwide

MANILA – Officials and employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) from its central office and the 17 collection districts held a nationwide simultaneous tree planting activity.In a statement Monday, the BOC said employees planted a total of 4,500 seedlings during the activity dubbed as "Puno ng... Read More

Dev’t partners reaffirm vow to mobilize fund for climate action

MANILA – Development partners reaffirmed their commitment of mobilizing financial resources for investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation to confront the challenges posed by the climate crisis.Development partners including the World Bank Group and United Nations Development... Read More

CCC, DILG partner to bolster LGUs' adaptation planning capacities

MANILA – To further bolster local government unit (LGU) capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Local Government Academy (DILG-LGA) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) are teaming to build up their institutional... Read More

Surigao Norte mining firms bag nat'l environment awards

BUTUAN CITY – Two Surigao del Norte-based affiliates of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) have been awardees of the prestigious Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) for this year.In a statement Tuesday, NAC said Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) in Taganaan town and Taganito Mining... Read More

UN, EU express ‘disappointment’ over outcomes of COP27

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The UN and European Union on Sunday expressed their disappointment over the final declaration of the UN Climate Change Conference or COP27 on reducing emissions."Our planet is still in the emergency room. We need to drastically reduce emissions now, and this is an... Read More