Environment

PH, G77 chair to advance developing nations’ positions in UNFCCC

PH, G77 chair to advance developing nations’ positions in UNFCCC

June 20, 2023, 1:39 pm

BONN, Germany – The Philippines and the Group of 77 (G77) through its chair Cuba have committed to work closely and further reinforce coordination to advance the positions of developing nations in all relevant meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).… Read More

CCC, MTRCB ink MOA for climate change info drive

CCC, MTRCB ink MOA for climate change info drive

June 16, 2023, 6:02 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) have joined hands to raise public awareness about the devastating effects of climate change. In a statement released Friday, the CCC said Commissioner Albert dela Cruz Sr. signed a… Read More

PH committed to ‘whole-of-world’ climate action under PBBM

PH committed to ‘whole-of-world’ climate action under PBBM

June 13, 2023, 9:33 pm Updated on June 13, 2023, 9:36 pm

MANILA – The Philippines is committed to advancing the whole-of-nation and whole-of-world climate action under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. Climate Change Commission (CCC) Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje highlighted this in the ongoing 58th… Read More

Advocacy group says law enforcement is solution to waste problem

Advocacy group says law enforcement is solution to waste problem

June 10, 2023, 8:23 pm

MANILA – Zero waste advocacy group Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) stressed the need for the proper implementation of environmental laws to reduce waste. Miriam Azurin, GAIA deputy director for Asia-Pacific, said the full implementation of laws such as Republic Act (RA) Nos.… Read More

COA’s new rules to help implement effective climate projects: CCC

COA’s new rules to help implement effective climate projects: CCC

June 9, 2023, 5:09 pm Updated on June 9, 2023, 5:26 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has expressed optimism that the Commission on Audit's (COA) issuance of new regulatory guidelines would result in the effective implementation of climate-related projects and programs. This is after the COA released on April 18 COA Circular 2023-01,… Read More

PH vows to advocate sustainable tourism on World Ocean Day

PH vows to advocate sustainable tourism on World Ocean Day

June 8, 2023, 8:47 pm

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday renewed its commitment to champion sustainable tourism on World Ocean Day. The agency said it will promote Philippine destinations in a way that will encourage “regenerative tourism” while highlighting responsible resource management,… Read More

Victorias City closely monitors actions to address molasses spill

Victorias City closely monitors actions to address molasses spill

June 6, 2023, 7:45 pm

VICTORIAS CITY – The city government here is strictly monitoring the actions of Victorias Milling Company (VMC) on the water and air pollution caused by the molasses spill involving the country’s largest producer of refined sugar last May 5. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez said on Tuesday they… Read More

CCC, MARINA seek greener, more sustainable maritime industry

CCC, MARINA seek greener, more sustainable maritime industry

May 31, 2023, 7:13 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) have forged partnership in pursuit of a greener and more sustainable maritime industry. The collaboration was a result of the two agencies’ recent meeting to discuss objectives and strategies for… Read More

Angeles City makes headway in reducing plastic wastes

Angeles City makes headway in reducing plastic wastes

May 31, 2023, 6:28 pm

ANGELES CITY – The city government here is inching its way toward achieving its goal of reducing if not eliminating the use of plastics. Since its project dubbed “Walang Plastikan-Plastik Palit Bigas was launched in January 2022, city residents are getting used to practicing waste segregation… Read More

Cebu City forms management board to protect coastal areas

Cebu City forms management board to protect coastal areas

May 30, 2023, 7:34 pm

CEBU CITY – The local government here has embarked on a massive coastal preservation program that will implement environmental projects in the capital city’s waterfront areas through the formation of the Coastal Management Board (CMB), an official said on Tuesday. Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin… Read More

Rice for trash project gaining popularity in Quezon town

Rice for trash project gaining popularity in Quezon town

May 18, 2023, 8:44 pm

GUMACA, Quezon – Residents of this town have been showing more cooperation with the local government's waste management efforts by participating in a novel project where they can have their trash exchanged for rice. Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) chief Ronald Cortez… Read More

1M trees planted in Sorsogon under 'Kalikasan' program

1M trees planted in Sorsogon under 'Kalikasan' program

May 17, 2023, 7:39 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The provincial government of Sorsogon has planted and nurtured more than one million trees across the province over one year under its "Kalikasan" program to help fight climate change. In a phone interview on Wednesday, Salvador Mendoza, Sorsogon provincial information office… Read More

Batangas town launches recycling, livelihood project

Batangas town launches recycling, livelihood project

May 12, 2023, 4:34 pm

CUENCA, Batangas – The local government unit (LGU) of Cuenca, through the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), has launched a program that turns used beverage cartons (UBCs) into new and salable materials, such as chairs, tables, mobile phone holders, board games, and… Read More

CCC cites need for thorough study on Mandaue reclamation project

CCC cites need for thorough study on Mandaue reclamation project

May 11, 2023, 10:56 am

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has emphasized the importance of conducting a “thorough” empirical study on the environmental and climate impacts of the proposed 115-hectare reclamation project in Mandaue City, Cebu. CCC Commissioner Albert dela Cruz Sr. made the proposal when… Read More

Legislated protection called for Verde Island Passage

Legislated protection called for Verde Island Passage

May 9, 2023, 8:13 pm

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – Environment Secretary Antonia Loyzaga and the governors of two provinces along the Verde Island Passage (VIP) on Tuesday jointly called on lawmakers to declare this crucial marine corridor a “legislated protected area.” “This highest level of protection for… Read More

CCC underscores role of women in climate action

CCC underscores role of women in climate action

May 3, 2023, 7:54 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission PH (CCC) underscored the role of women in climate action, particularly in mainstreaming gender-responsive adaptation and mitigation measures such as through increasing women’s participation in decision-making processes. This was highlighted by… Read More

Breaching climate goals could be ‘disastrous’, UN chief warns

Breaching climate goals could be ‘disastrous’, UN chief warns

May 2, 2023, 8:10 pm

BERLIN – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on governments to keep their pledge and act against climate change. “The International Panel on Climate Change tells us that breaching 1.5 degrees, even temporarily, could be disastrous,” he told the Petersberg Climate Dialogue… Read More

Satellite imagery to reveal extent of oil spill: envi group

Satellite imagery to reveal extent of oil spill: envi group

April 24, 2023, 7:03 pm

NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro – Amsterdam-headquartered environmental group Greenpeace on Monday said before the end of April, it targets to come out with fresh satellite images of the surrounding seas where MT Princess Empress sank and potentially reveal the full extent of the environmental damage… Read More

Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO

Negative trend in climate change to continue till 2060s: WMO

April 22, 2023, 11:59 am

GENEVA – Even with successful climate mitigation efforts, the negative trend in climate will continue for the coming decades, the secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned. “We can still affect this situation, but the negative trend in climate will continue… Read More

Alps lost more glacier ice in 2022 than ever before: EU

Alps lost more glacier ice in 2022 than ever before: EU

April 21, 2023, 1:52 pm

GENEVA – More glacier ice melted in the Alps last year than ever before, the EU climate change service Copernicus said on Thursday. The glaciers of the Alps have lost more than 5 cubic kilometers (1.2 cubic miles) of ice, the service's European State of the Climate Report 2022 (ESOTC 2022) said,… Read More