Environment

PH, Germany bolster climate action thru €36.8-M TRANSCEND project

PH, Germany bolster climate action thru €36.8-M TRANSCEND project

April 15, 2024, 8:41 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH or German Development Cooperation, on Monday announced the soft launch of the Transformative Actions for Climate and Ecological Protection and Development… Read More

Apayao Isnag’s ‘lapat’ preserves 268 hectares of virgin forests

Apayao Isnag’s ‘lapat’ preserves 268 hectares of virgin forests

April 15, 2024, 8:20 pm

LUNA, Apayao – “Lapat” or the indigenous system of preserving the forest in the municipality of Calanasan here has led to the preservation of about 268 hectares of natural and virgin forests, which allows the Philippine Eagle to continue to exist and thrive.  “The lapat is an indigenous… Read More

Tales of survival in Leyte’s threatened peatland

Tales of survival in Leyte’s threatened peatland

April 15, 2024, 6:00 pm

STA. FE, Leyte – For three decades, Joey Mercades, 40, has been highly dependent on resources from the nearby peatland to support his growing family. Just like the rest of his neighbors, his awareness on the importance of this distinctive wetland type is very limited. With little education and… Read More

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

April 12, 2024, 3:10 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Amid the frequent shortage of water aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon, a technology is being tried in Atok, Benguet, to help address the situation and avoid wastage. The fog catcher and water harvesting project of startup firm FarmConnect is deemed one of the solutions to… Read More

'Sardinella surface run' indicates improved Cebu City marine habitat

'Sardinella surface run' indicates improved Cebu City marine habitat

April 9, 2024, 7:05 pm

CEBU CITY – Regular clean-up activities in this capital city’s coastal area have produced good results as shown in a video of “Sardinella surface run” in the local seawater, the vice mayor said on Tuesday. The video of a school of fish seemingly playing on the surface of water was recently… Read More

Iloilo City strengthens waste management in villages along creeks

Iloilo City strengthens waste management in villages along creeks

April 9, 2024, 4:17 pm

ILOILO CITY – The city government here is strengthening its solid waste management initiative in barangays along the river and creeks by providing garbage collection equipment and installing waste traps. General Services Office chief, engineer Neil Ravena, said Barangays Magsaysay, Ingore,… Read More

CCC opens nominations for climate, disaster risk reduction scholarship

CCC opens nominations for climate, disaster risk reduction scholarship

April 8, 2024, 9:22 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is opening the nominations for the Sustainable Leadership Learning for Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction (SLL-CDRR) scholarship program in 2024. The SLL-CDRR scholarship program is a collaboration between the CCC, Office of Senator Loren Legarda,… Read More

Rising temperatures heighten health risks, experts warn

Rising temperatures heighten health risks, experts warn

April 7, 2024, 9:15 am

ISTANBUL – Rising temperatures associated with climate change are leading to more diseases transmitted by animals and longer periods of seasonal illnesses such as the flu, according to experts. Dr. Emine Didem Evci Kiraz of Adnan Menderes University Medical School in Aydin, Türkiye said rising… Read More

Conservation efforts beefed up to protect fauna on Palawan island

Conservation efforts beefed up to protect fauna on Palawan island

April 5, 2024, 5:21 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The municipal government of Kalayaan in this province has been given a broader mandate in managing Lawak Island, with an eye on protecting at least three endangered species of birds endemic to the 7.9-hectare island. The move to amplify Kalayaan’s local oversight was… Read More

PH, UK deepen collaboration on climate, biodiversity priorities

PH, UK deepen collaboration on climate, biodiversity priorities

April 3, 2024, 7:51 pm

MANILA – The Philippines and the United Kingdom have agreed to deepen their collaboration across climate and biodiversity priorities. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, the British Embassy in Manila and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the two countries… Read More

Climate change could cause clocks to lose a second: study

Climate change could cause clocks to lose a second: study

March 31, 2024, 11:39 am

ISTANBUL – A recent study suggests that clocks may skip a second in the near future because the Earth is undergoing changes in its rotation due to factors such as climate change and geological shifts. According to the study published in the Nature journal, there might be a necessity for clocks… Read More

CCC, Legarda, AIM partner to bolster women's role in climate action

CCC, Legarda, AIM partner to bolster women's role in climate action

March 27, 2024, 8:32 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has partnered with the Office of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) to bolster women’s leadership in climate change and disaster resilience through Sustainable Leadership Learning for Climate and… Read More

Black carbon not just pollutant, but also driver of global warming

Black carbon not just pollutant, but also driver of global warming

March 27, 2024, 2:15 pm

ISTANBUL – Black carbon is responsible for a warming effect of about 0.6 watts per square meter on the Earth's surface amid the pressing global discourse on climate change. While not typically classified among greenhouse gases, black carbon, commonly known as soot, is recognized as a… Read More

New Zealand’s glaciers appear 'smashed, shattered,' says top scientist

New Zealand’s glaciers appear 'smashed, shattered,' says top scientist

March 25, 2024, 8:33 pm

ISTANBUL – A top government scientist in New Zealand on Monday warned that the country’s glaciers “appear smashed and shattered due to enduring ice loss” and called for tackling the issue of rising greenhouse gases. “Overall, the snowline has been rising and in the most recent years… Read More

CCC: NAP ‘critical enabler’ to achieve global climate resilience goals

CCC: NAP ‘critical enabler’ to achieve global climate resilience goals

March 25, 2024, 4:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines has underscored that National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are critical enablers to enhance adaptation action and support, emphasizing the need to strengthen collaboration and accelerate delivery of support for developing nations’ adaptation planning and implementation.… Read More

PH calls for collaboration to enhance climate change adaptation

PH calls for collaboration to enhance climate change adaptation

March 17, 2024, 7:54 pm

BONN, Germany – Representing developing nations, the Philippines underscored the importance of collaboration, planning, financing, and strategic communication to enhance climate change adaptation action and support. The Adaptation Committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate… Read More

Europe not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks - EU report

Europe not prepared for rapidly growing climate risks - EU report

March 12, 2024, 6:54 pm

LONDON – Climate risks have already reached critical levels and could become "catastrophic" for Europe without urgent action, according to the European Environment Agency. In its first-ever European Climate Risk Assessment, the agency warned that Europe is the fastest-warming continent in the… Read More

QBE gives Million Trees Foundation P3.7M; breaks ground on green park

QBE gives Million Trees Foundation P3.7M; breaks ground on green park

March 12, 2024, 4:50 pm

MANILA – The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) has received a major boost with the entry of a new institutional partner, QBE Insurance Group, which has allotted PHP3.7 million for various projects of the organization. The event was highlighted by the groundbreaking of the QBE Green SanQtuary… Read More

Climate change body boosts policy-making partnership with academe

Climate change body boosts policy-making partnership with academe

March 8, 2024, 7:23 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is working on a collaboration project with research centers in the academe to help formulate policies to address environmental concerns. In an interview, Secretary Robert Borje, the CCC’s vice chairperson and executive director, said in a forum at… Read More

QC police camp turns 'green' to back environmental conservation push

QC police camp turns 'green' to back environmental conservation push

March 5, 2024, 9:50 pm

MANILA – Camp Karingal, the headquarters of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), has been named as the first "green camp" of the police force. In a press briefing on Tuesday, QCPD director Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said the "Project Green Camp Karingal" is in line with the national and local… Read More