Biden apologizes for Trump's Paris climate pact exit

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden apologized to the international community on Monday for his predecessor's decision to unilaterally withdraw the US from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord."I guess I shouldn’t apologize, but I do apologize for the fact the United States, the last... Read More

PH incurs $10-B losses due to climate-related hazards over 10 yrs

MANILA – The Philippines has incurred losses and damages estimated to reach PHP506.1 billion (about US$10 billion) from climate-related hazards over a decade, underscoring its extreme vulnerability to the climate crisis despite contributing only 0.3 percent of the planet’s total... Read More

PH reiterates call for urgent global climate action

GLASGOW – The Philippines has amplified the call of developing nations for urgent action and results on the climate change commitments of developed countries ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) that opened here Sunday.Prior to the COP26 meeting,... Read More

COP26 begins as countries plan future actions on climate change

GLASGOW, Britain – The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26), delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, kicked off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland.As the first conference after the five-year review cycle under the Paris Agreement inked in 2015, delegates are... Read More

DOF chief to highlight PH agenda at COP26 climate change summit

GLASGOW – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will lead the Philippine delegation to the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in this city, where world leaders and other decision makers will gather starting Sunday to determine how to... Read More

UN climate conference in Glasgow to bring over 100 global leaders

GLASGOW – More than 100 heads of states and governments from all over the world, including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, will take part in the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26), to begin in Glasgow on Sunday.In the run-up to the conference,... Read More

Cops to intensify crackdown vs. environment destroyers

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday vowed to continue working with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in going after perpetrators of acts that destroy the environment.PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, made the statement following separate... Read More

PH moves to institutionalize carbon pricing instrument

MANILA – Studies instituting an appropriate carbon pricing instrument (CPI) are ongoing as the Philippines helps combat climate change.The Office of Department of Finance (DOF) spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez said the country currently does not have a carbon taxing plan but... Read More

Hollow promises must end, says UN as world on track to warm 2.7°C

WASHINGTON – The world is on track for a global temperature rise of 2.7°C by the end of the century, according to a report, with the UN chief saying world leaders can still work for a greener future."The era of half measures and hollow promises must end," said Antonio Guterres in opening... Read More

PH starts capacity building, foundations vs. climate change

MANILA – Developed countries have yet to deliver on the promised USD100 billion climate change financing to developing countries but the Philippine government has started capacity building and policy foundations to easily implement its programs.In a virtual pre-26th United Nations Climate... Read More

DENR mulls allowing more tourists in Boracay Island

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking into the possibility of increasing Boracay Island's carrying capacity so more people can visit this world-famous tourist destination.Boracay's carrying capacity at present is about 19,000 people daily but it's time to... Read More

DOF chief taps youth for fresh ideas in fight vs. climate change

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on young innovators to contribute their skills and ideas in the fight against climate change, and spearhead efforts to educate and motivate the country’s youth to take action in protecting the planet’s... Read More

Manila Bay dolomite beach reopens; swimming still banned

MANILA–The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) plans to implement measures against wading and swimming in the water along the recently re-opened Manila Bay dolomite beach in Manila.Such a plan aims to protect public health as DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones said the... Read More

Butuan cops go green through ‘Bike and Plant’ program

BUTUAN CITY – The Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) launched on Saturday its “Bike and Plant” program, hoping to promote environmental awareness among its personnel, partners, and other stakeholders.“The program also intends to foster unity among the partners and other... Read More

No letup on fight vs. climate change amid pandemic: DOF chief

MANILA – The pandemic has not waned the government’s resolve to implement programs to address the impact of climate change, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.During the virtual launch of the reconstituted 16-member National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE)... Read More

Learners, teachers to help promote environment in SoCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has tapped learners and teachers of public schools in South Cotabato to promote advocacy on various environmental initiatives.Lawyer Felix Alicer, DENR-Region 12 executive director, said... Read More

'Hot' logs, chainsaw seized in Aurora town

BALER, Aurora – Joint operatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB) seized on Monday at least 1,000 board feet of illegally-cut logs and a chainsaw in Barangay Dimabuno, Dipaculao... Read More

P290-K 'illegally sourced' narra flitches seized in Tarlac

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – More than 3,000 board feet of premium narra flitches worth some PHP290,000 were seized on Monday along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) by joint operatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Community Environment and Natural... Read More

Thousands march in Brussels to raise climate change awareness

BRUSSELS – Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday to raise awareness on climate change prior to the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow, slated to be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.Crowds chanted slogans on combating climate change with the participation of nearly 80 non-governmental... Read More

Vulnerable countries urged to lead fight vs. climate change

MANILA – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on climate-vulnerable countries to “lead the charge” in saving the planet from the worsening climate crisis and to demand from rich nations largely responsible for this global emergency to fulfill their... Read More