Environment

Bago City promotes sustainable Christmas celebration

Bago City promotes sustainable Christmas celebration

December 14, 2023, 7:15 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Bago in Negros Occidental, declared as one of the world’s Top 100 Green Destinations in 2023, is highlighting sustainable tourism in this year’s Christmas celebration. At the Bantayan Park, decorations are mostly made of zero plastic and eco-friendly materials… Read More

4K schools in Bicol target to plant 20K trees under DepEd project

4K schools in Bicol target to plant 20K trees under DepEd project

December 5, 2023, 4:23 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Students, faculty members and non-teaching personnel from some 4,071 public schools in the Bicol region are set to participate in a nationwide tree planting activity on Wednesday as part of the Department of Education's (DepEd) project dubbed "DepEd’s 236,000 Trees – A… Read More

UN weather agency urges solution to climate change

UN weather agency urges solution to climate change

December 1, 2023, 2:19 pm

LONDON – The UN weather agency on Thursday declared that 2023 is on track to become the hottest year on record, underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued a warning and highlighted concerning trends that point to a future marked by… Read More

CIF 2023: Cultivating conducive conditions for climate investments

CIF 2023: Cultivating conducive conditions for climate investments

November 28, 2023, 8:05 pm

MANILA – Key stakeholders from the public and private sectors have sought to establish conducive conditions for climate-related investments aligned with national policies and sectoral needs. During the Climate Investment Forum (CIF) 2023 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria on Nov. 20, the… Read More

 Ilocos provinces to experience dry condition, spell in December

Ilocos provinces to experience dry condition, spell in December

November 23, 2023, 7:02 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The provinces of Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur are set to experience dry spell in December, while Ilocos Norte will have dry condition due to the ongoing El Niño phenomenon. Areas under dry condition experience below normal rainfall for two consecutive months while… Read More

Addressing climate change demands prompt concerted action – DA chief

Addressing climate change demands prompt concerted action – DA chief

November 23, 2023, 4:59 pm

MANILA – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Francisco Liu Laurel Jr. has emphasized the need to work together to address climate change and its impacts, particularly on the agricultural sector. Laurel made this remark during the kickoff of the 16th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change… Read More

CCC Week 2023 kicks off with commitment to net zero carbon dioxide

CCC Week 2023 kicks off with commitment to net zero carbon dioxide

November 20, 2023, 4:14 pm Updated on November 23, 2023, 3:38 pm

PAETE, Laguna – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) began the commemoration of the 16th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week 2023 (CCC Week 2023) with a tree planting and growing activity dubbed “Net Zero Challenge” at the Caliraya-Lumot Watershed in Paete, Laguna on… Read More

DENR launches search for most improved estero in Metro Manila

DENR launches search for most improved estero in Metro Manila

November 17, 2023, 8:49 am

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is searching for the most improved and cleanest estero or waterway in Metro Manila for 2023. In a press conference on Thursday, the DENR - National Capital Region (NCR) released the updated guidelines and the criteria for… Read More

CCC, UN Women, UNEP collaborate to bolster women's climate resilience

CCC, UN Women, UNEP collaborate to bolster women's climate resilience

November 15, 2023, 2:26 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC), UN Women, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have affirmed their shared commitment to further strengthen women in the Philippines in climate change representation, adaptation and mitigation, and climate-resilient livelihood… Read More

1 in 3 children worldwide exposed to life-threatening water scarcity

1 in 3 children worldwide exposed to life-threatening water scarcity

November 14, 2023, 3:20 pm

UNITED NATIONS – One in three children worldwide lives in areas exposed to high or very high water scarcity, according to a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) report released on Monday. "The double burden of dwindling water availability and inadequate drinking water and sanitation services is… Read More

Nature-based solutions key to addressing climate action gap by 2030

Nature-based solutions key to addressing climate action gap by 2030

November 13, 2023, 9:47 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has underscored the importance of enhancing collaboration on nature-based solutions to address the climate action gap. During the Pre-COP28 event “Accelerating Collaboration on Nature to Close the Climate Action Gap to 2030” in Abu Dhabi, United… Read More

Baguio students push for Mondays as Earth Day

Baguio students push for Mondays as Earth Day

November 8, 2023, 9:49 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Students of Saint Louis University are proposing to make every Monday as “Earth Day” in the campus, where various initiatives geared towards protecting the environment will be undertaken. Aileen Refuerzo, city chief information here, on Wednesday shared that the SLU students… Read More

PH, Korean students unite to promote environmental conservation

PH, Korean students unite to promote environmental conservation

October 30, 2023, 10:53 am

MANILA – Filipino and South Korean university students shared best practices in raising awareness on global environmental issues. During a global environment forum in Quezon City on Sunday, 300 Filipino students and 500 South Korean students also pledged to do small acts that would help mitigate… Read More

DENR project to ensure Palawan islanders' access to potable water

DENR project to ensure Palawan islanders' access to potable water

October 27, 2023, 7:16 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is poised to launch a comprehensive water management project in the municipality of Kalayaan, located 520 kilometers northwest of this city, to ensure proper sanitation and residents’ constant access to… Read More

CCC lauds approval of 5 projects for local climate change adaptation

CCC lauds approval of 5 projects for local climate change adaptation

October 26, 2023, 7:10 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) lauded the approval of projects geared toward increasing the adaptive capacity of local government units (LGUs) through climate change adaptation by the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board. In its 20th meeting held on Oct. 23, the PSF Board approved… Read More

Chinese firm to build 2 solar projects in Luzon

Chinese firm to build 2 solar projects in Luzon

October 26, 2023, 10:47 am

MANILA – As the Philippines accelerates the realization of the green energy goal, two more solar projects will be constructed by a Chinese firm in Luzon. In a news release Wednesday, China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (Energy China) said it signed eight cooperation deals, including general… Read More

CCC, UST seal partnership to drive climate innovation, sustainability

CCC, UST seal partnership to drive climate innovation, sustainability

October 25, 2023, 6:03 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) have officially signed a cooperation agreement, solidifying their commitment to advancing climate innovation and sustainability in the country. As the lead government agency mandated to coordinate and monitor… Read More

CCC cites civil society groups’ role in climate change mitigation

CCC cites civil society groups’ role in climate change mitigation

October 19, 2023, 9:15 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has underscored the crucial role of collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) in pursuing climate action, particularly in resilience-building efforts. “Our gathering today marks an initial step towards our partnership to further… Read More

Cebu business sector plots compliance with plastic waste law

Cebu business sector plots compliance with plastic waste law

October 17, 2023, 7:17 pm

CEBU CITY – Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu are assured of help from the business community in complying with the law requiring companies to manage their plastic packaging waste by assisting them in drafting ordinances. In a forum Tuesday, Engr. John Roy Kyamko, chief of the Environmental… Read More

AsPac meet 2024 exhibits PH role as leader in fight vs. climate crisis

AsPac meet 2024 exhibits PH role as leader in fight vs. climate crisis

October 15, 2023, 1:24 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) supports the Philippines in its role as the host country for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) in 2024. The conference was launched in Pasay City on Saturday, coinciding with the International Day for… Read More