Environment

Copper ore plant helps Toledo City manage mining wastes

CEBU CITY – The Cebu-based construction firm Aboitiz Construction on Thursday said it has finished the construction work on the British firm’s CD Processing (CDP) Ltd. copper ore sorting and processing plant in Carmen Copper Corporation’s operations center in Toledo City.To manage... Read More

PH to share best practices vs. climate change with Asean

MANILA – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Tuesday the Philippines will share the inroads it has made in translating theories on addressing climate change into actionable projects on the ground with other countries, especially its fellow members in the Association of Southeast Asian... Read More

Proposed policy to boost mining ops nationwide: MGB

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) is proposing the implementation of a policy that allows only one operator per mining tenement in the country.Implementing such policy will help improve the execution of mining agreements and... Read More

Energy efficiency progress short of level to hit climate goals

ISTANBUL – ­­­Global progress on energy efficiency is well short of what is necessary to help put the world on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 despite a recovery this year to a pre-pandemic pace, the International Energy Agency's (IEA) report Energy Efficiency 2021... Read More

Environmental workers concerned over discovery of dead ‘dugong’

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Environment personnel in Sarangani have raised concern over the discovery of a dead sea cow or manatee (locally known as "dugong") on the shores of Kiamba town, Sarangani province on Tuesday night.Joy Ologuin, area superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape... Read More

P2-M reward for Iligan’s most efficient village in waste mgm’t

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An incentive worth PHP2 million will be given by the local government of Iligan City to the barangay that can implement the most efficient solid waste management.During the "Kapehan sa Iligan" program streamed online on Sunday, Engr. Celso Layos, the officer-in-charge of... Read More

Glasgow Climate Pact agreed despite late change on coal use

LONDON – The COP26 has concluded as all attending countries reached a new climate deal that will try and keep global warming at 1.5 C.The final agreement, Glasgow Climate Pact, came after long negotiations that continued until Saturday night as India intervened to change the language about... Read More

UN chief says climate crisis requires 'all hands on deck'

WASHINGTON – The worsening ravages of the climate crisis require all parties to act to prevent a looming catastrophe, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday."The climate action struggle requires all hands on deck. It is everyone’s responsibility," Guterres told delegates at... Read More

US, China show rare agreement in climate change declaration

ISTANBUL – The pressing climate crisis has brought together global rivals China and the US in rare unity, with both pledging to use multilateral processes to avoid catastrophic impacts of the changing climate.The agreement was announced by China’s special envoy on climate Xie Zhenhua and... Read More

COP26 presidency releases draft agreement amid final Glasgow deal

ANKARA – The UK presidency of the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, on Wednesday published the first draft agreement of decisions that the summit parties will negotiate and issue on Friday at the end of the summit.The draft agreement that focuses on cutting... Read More

One-use plastics of pandemic contributing to massive ocean waste

CHICAGO, United States – A team of Chinese and American researchers have concluded that the coronavirus pandemic is driving a big dump of one-use plastics into the earth's oceans, coming mainly from hospitals.Researchers from the Nanjing University School of Atmospheric Sciences in China and... Read More

C. Visayas schools back campus-based biodiversity advocacy

CEBU CITY – The top education official in Central Visayas on Tuesday highlighted environmental preservation and conservation efforts in school campuses here as a way to inculcate care for the environment among public elementary and secondary school students.Department of Education... Read More

New global climate-smart food initiative seeks more partners

MANILA – The new 2021-2025 Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) global initiative is looking for more volunteer government and non-government partners that can help boost its bid for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovations worldwide.Through its partners, AIM4C... Read More

Good climate action goals in COP26 need to be backed by results

GLASGOW, Scotland – Good intentions on climate action need to be backed by results in negotiations and short-term actions, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Monday.At the start of the second week of negotiations at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the... Read More

PH seeks seamless implementation of climate projects

GLASGOW – The Philippines has proposed that governments and multilateral development banks (MDBs) work closely together in addressing the transitional adjustments that might have to be undertaken by the concerned sectors to ensure the seamless implementation of climate-related projects on the... Read More

Countries that fail to meet climate vows face warning in 2023

GLASGOW, Scotland – Countries that fail to meet the climate commitments will receive warnings at the United Nations’ next climate summit slated for 2023, the head of International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Sunday.Speaking to Anadolu Agency in an interview on the sidelines of the COP26... Read More

PH ETM facility to pioneer innovative model on clean energy shift

GLASGOW – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said here Wednesday the Philippines’ participation in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) facility will serve as an innovative model for other countries seeking to accelerate their shift to a... Read More

World leaders make historic pledges on forests, methane emissions

GLASGOW, Scotland/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – World leaders on Tuesday made remarkable pledges on real action at the COP26 summit to limit rising temperatures and support small island developing states (SIDS) and Africa to adapt to the changing climate.A wide range of announcements were made... Read More

DOE cites gov’t oversight in climate adaptation planning

GLASGOW – The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has underscored the need for strict government monitoring and guidance in climate adaptation planning because of their implications on national security and economic rights during the plenary session of the Group of 77 (G-77) and China... Read More

Expand APEC's environmental goods list to fight climate change

JAKARTA – Expanding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) list of environmental goods will boost Asia-Pacific’s response to the urgency of adaptation to and mitigation of the global climate crisis and promote sustainability, an APEC Policy Support Unit policy brief said.The APEC... Read More