Environment

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

Sipalay’s women-led beach cleanup makes global ‘green’ stories list

Sipalay’s women-led beach cleanup makes global ‘green’ stories list

October 11, 2023, 9:00 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The sustainability efforts of Sipalay City -- a top tourist destination in Negros Occidental -- for a clean shoreline has been recognized as among the Green Destinations Top 100 Stories for 2023 during Tuesday’s unveiling ceremony in Tallin, Estonia. Its good practice story,… Read More

PH, Qatar vow to work closely to mitigate climate change

PH, Qatar vow to work closely to mitigate climate change

October 9, 2023, 1:46 pm Updated on October 9, 2023, 1:49 pm

MANILA – The Philippines and the State of Qatar have pledged to leverage each other's strengths and expertise in building the skills and capacities of key stakeholders, including local communities, to adapt to and mitigate climate change and its impacts. Climate Change Commission (CCC) Vice… Read More

CCC partners with JICA to boost PH’s climate change actions

CCC partners with JICA to boost PH’s climate change actions

October 6, 2023, 9:48 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has partnered with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to further enhance the country’s climate change initiatives and programs. The CCC and JICA formalized this collaboration through the signing of a Letter of Understanding (LOU) on… Read More

CPECC exec sees PH’s massive potential in renewable energy

CPECC exec sees PH’s massive potential in renewable energy

October 5, 2023, 1:06 pm

MANILA – An official of the China Power Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. (CPECC) said the Philippines has a massive potential in renewable energy (RE) that can help accelerate the country’s clean energy goals. CPECC general manager Chen Jiping made this remark in his speech during the… Read More

CCC to real estate industry: embrace green practices

CCC to real estate industry: embrace green practices

September 28, 2023, 7:20 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has underscored the critical impact of climate change on the real estate and housing industry at the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders' Association Inc.’s (CREBA) 50th National Convention and Housing Expo. In his address to industry stakeholders… Read More

Church, NGO seek tougher laws to protect Verde Island Passage

Church, NGO seek tougher laws to protect Verde Island Passage

September 28, 2023, 5:58 pm

CALAPAN CITY – The Catholic Church leadership here and an environmentally-focused non-government organization (NGO) are jointly calling for the enactment of more stringent laws to protect Verde Island Passage (VIP), the ecologically rich strait that separates the islands of Luzon from Mindoro.… Read More

CCC boosts Palawan LGUs’ capacity to combat climate change  

CCC boosts Palawan LGUs’ capacity to combat climate change  

September 19, 2023, 10:59 pm Updated on September 21, 2023, 5:46 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has conducted a series of capacity-building activities here to strengthen the province’s Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) and facilitate access to the People's Survival Fund (PSF). The recent training workshop on Enhanced… Read More

Treatment plant to restore water quality of Hinulugang Taktak

Treatment plant to restore water quality of Hinulugang Taktak

September 19, 2023, 6:54 pm

ANTIPOLO CITY – A water treatment plant currently being constructed on top of the famous Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls here is expected to restore the ecological balance of river water flowing through at least four barangays in this city. In an interview on Tuesday, Manila Water (MW)… Read More

MGB to file charges against mining company in Camarines Norte

MGB to file charges against mining company in Camarines Norte

September 19, 2023, 5:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is to file this week a criminal case against a mining company in Camarines Norte for alleged continued defiance of a cease and desist order issued last June 9. MGB-Bicol Regional… Read More

Aral Sea: Central Asia's biggest environmental disaster

Aral Sea: Central Asia's biggest environmental disaster

September 18, 2023, 5:17 pm

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – The meeting held in Tajikistan by the Executive Committee International Fund of Saving the Aral Sea brought up the biggest environmental disaster of Central Asia, which occurred with the drying up of the lake, on the agenda again. Studies have shown that Aral, once the… Read More

CCC calls for ban on plastic poll campaign materials

CCC calls for ban on plastic poll campaign materials

September 7, 2023, 9:18 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to formulate a policy that would prohibit the use of plastic-made campaign materials in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). In a statement, CCC Commissioner… Read More

Puerto Princesa OKs 2 resolutions to protect ‘pawikan' habitat   

Puerto Princesa OKs 2 resolutions to protect ‘pawikan' habitat  

September 5, 2023, 8:51 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The City Council here on Tuesday announced that Mayor Lucilo Bayron has been given the authority to sign agreements aimed at conserving the population of the critically endangered green sea turtle and designating additional habitat areas within Mt. Cleopatra's Needle.… Read More

DA eyes reforestation effort using bamboo to mitigate floods

DA eyes reforestation effort using bamboo to mitigate floods

September 1, 2023, 6:15 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is establishing collaborative efforts with infrastructure and public works agencies to use bamboo as a key element in controlling floods in Metro Manila. In an interview Friday, DA Undersecretary Deogracias Victor Savellano said bamboo can be used to… Read More

CCC champions PH gender-responsive climate action in SoKor

CCC champions PH gender-responsive climate action in SoKor

August 31, 2023, 8:26 pm

INCHON, South Korea – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) highlighted Philippine policies, partnerships and good practices that promote gender-responsive climate action during the 8th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Pre-Forum Discussion in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Aug. 29. CCC… Read More

CCC urges transformation of LGUs into ‘green cities’

CCC urges transformation of LGUs into ‘green cities’

August 31, 2023, 7:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Thursday advised local government units (LGUs) to boost their disaster resilience by turning to nature for life-long solutions. In a statement, Commissioner Albert Dela Cruz Sr. noted that nature-based measures could help communities stay safe by… Read More

LGUs now more proactive in protecting bodies of water - BFAR

LGUs now more proactive in protecting bodies of water - BFAR

August 29, 2023, 8:32 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday reported that municipalities and cities covering coastal waters are now more aware of how to take care of bodies of water under their jurisdictions. Nazario Briguera, BFAR spokesperson and head of its information and… Read More

China, Arab nations to establish center to fight desertification

China, Arab nations to establish center to fight desertification

August 29, 2023, 2:59 pm

ISTANBUL – China and Arab nations have signed a deal to establish an international research center to fight drought, desertification and land degradation, Chinese media reported on Monday. The memorandum of understanding was inked at the Kubuqi International Desert Forum held in Ordos, Inner… Read More

Flood impacts, solutions tackled in CCC’s forum in Quezon

Flood impacts, solutions tackled in CCC’s forum in Quezon

August 28, 2023, 8:27 pm

LUCBAN, Quezon – Participants from various sectors, policymakers and experts gathered at the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) 2nd National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) Policy Forum held here on Aug. 25 to explore policy and technological solutions to address flooding in the country. The… Read More

CCC pushes cross-sectoral climate action

CCC pushes cross-sectoral climate action

August 27, 2023, 2:57 pm Updated on August 29, 2023, 3:25 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to formulate a comprehensive and effective National Adaptation Plan (NAP) through the invaluable contributions of diverse stakeholders. The CCC, the policy-making body tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate government… Read More