Climate Change


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Sep 2019
MWSS’ Salamat: ‘I will resign’ if water crisis unsolved

Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 354th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum about the status of water security in the country on September 20, 2019 (Friday) at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Energy Development Corporation CEO Federico Lopez explained that the country’s water security problem is part of the ongoing global climate crisis. He said, “Shrinking glaciers will impact freshwater supply…Sea level rise and flooding will intrude aquifers.” He noted that even without the effects of climate change, Metro Manila is still vulnerable due to very delayed flood......

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Global warming, ‘urgent concern’ – Green Convergence

Global warming, ‘urgent concern’ – Green Convergence

Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 344th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum about the 1.5°C Special Report on climate change of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on November 16, 2018 (Friday) at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. “The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C, or more,” explained Prof. Leoncio Amadore from the UP...


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Monsters of today: lessons learned from forum on greenhouse gases

Monsters of today: lessons learned from forum on greenhouse gases

By Tricia Buendia, Haribon Membership, edited by Haribon Membership Visibility Committee via Haribon Foundation Haribon member Tricia Buendia shares this reflection after attending the Kamayan Forum on Philippine NDCs to reduce global greenhouse gases with Green Convergence last June 2018. Every year monsters visit and haunt the Philippines. We name each one, anticipating its destruction on the country. Each visiting monster passes through, devouring souls and resources. These monsters are our typhoons. Typhoons get stronger and leave devastating impacts. Though...


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Cimatu urges manufacturers to pay their share in pollution

Cimatu urges manufacturers to pay their share in pollution

By Philippines News Agency, February 21, 2018 via Business Mirror Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sees the need for a law that would make manufacturers pay up for their share in polluting the environment. “Perhaps we must consider enacting laws that will make manufacturers pay at least part of the cost of cleaning up the nonbiodegradable packaging that they use,” Cimatu said at the Second Philippine Environment Summit (PES) in Cebu City on Tuesday. He raised the...


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DENR: Number of tourists in Boracay has reached 'alarming levels'

DENR: Number of tourists in Boracay has reached ‘alarming levels’

By Adrian Ayalin, via ABS-CBN News. Posted at Jan 19 2018 05:58 PM MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said the number of tourists in Boracay has reached “alarming levels” as government agencies and the private sector worked on innovations for sustainable development. Asked about the current status of the popular island resort, DENR Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna said the government is in the process of making an inventory of...


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