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Forum warns vs foreign resource ownership

August 04, 2018 at 10:00 pm by Rex Arcadio R. San Diego II via Manila Standard Filipinos should be more careful and cautious concerning environmental conservation contained in the proposed Federalism constitution. Participants in the recent Kamayan para sa Kalikasan Forum at the Kamayan Edsa came to this conclusion after a discussion on how the proposed Federal government affect the Philippines’ natural resources. As lawyer Galahad Pe-Benito of Green Research noted that the Writ of Kalikasan is reinforced in the Federalism Constitution, the audience agreed that it would be to benefit of society to be......

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Kamayan Forum scrutinizes Cha-Cha's implications to Philippine environment

Kamayan Forum scrutinizes Cha-Cha’s implications to Philippine environment

Environmental coalition Green Convergence held another installment of their monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum last July 20, 2018 at the Kamayan Restaurant EDSA, Mandaluyong City. The forum tackled the provisions on the environment in the proposed federal government under the Duterte administration. Atty. Galahad Pe Benito of Greenresearch discussed the said provisions one by one and related them to the already established environmental laws that we have. Leon Dulce of Kalikasan People’s Network on the...


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Kamayan emphasizes forests' role to greenhouse gas reduction

Kamayan emphasizes forests’ role to greenhouse gas reduction

JUNE 15, 2018, Mandaluyong City – The 339th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para Sa Kalikasan Forum tackled the sustainable nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of the Philippines in its commitment to help reduce the global greenhouse gases as per the Paris Agreement of 2016. Dr. Rowena Boquiren of the Haribon Foundation pointed out that the massive degradation of forests along with the rapid construction of greenhouse gas-emitting industries such as coal power plants and...


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Calendar of Activities:    April 2018

Calendar of Activities: April 2018

GC CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR APRIL 2018 DATE ACTIVITY April 02   GC Consultation Meeting ESI Conference Room 1:00 – 5:00 PM April 06     GC Board Meeting GC Office at Caritas Hall, Rm. 114 1:00 PM April 12 Tala-Kalikasan: ‘On the Ecological Implications of Charter Change’ Environmental Studies Institute Conference Room, Miriam College, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City 1:00 to 5:00 PM Contact: Paul at 356-2166 / 0922-466 0240 Or email at: secretariat@kalikasan.net...


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Cebu holds Philippine Environmental Summit

Cebu holds Philippine Environmental Summit

By Albert Balbutin & Princess del Castillo, March 14, 2018 via Haribon Around 1,000 environmental advocates recently gathered for the 2nd Philippine Environmental Summit in Cebu City. Speakers included Senator Grace Poe, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and a video message from former Vice President of the United States Al Gore. During the summit, Poe stressed that when it comes to the issue of fossil fuels there should be...


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DENR steps up in protecting the environment

DENR steps up in protecting the environment

Posted at DENR Region 1 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Green Convergence (GC) organized the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit, with the theme “Mainstreaming Innovations for Sustainable Development” held last February 20-22, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City Around one thousand (1000) partakers came from the academe – educators and students alike, environmental NGOs, from other sectors – church, business, media, and government – national and local. It...


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DENR makes renewed call for LGUs on environmental vigilance

DENR makes renewed call for LGUs on environmental vigilance

By Ferliza C. Contratista on February 22, 2018 via Philippine Information Agency CEBU CITY, February 21 (PIA) — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu called on local government units (LGUs) to be more vigilant against violators of environmental laws. During the first day of the 2nd Philippine Environment Summit held at the Waterfront Cebu, Cimatu asked the over a thousand participants to help in the detection, apprehension, and prosecution of the violators. “In...


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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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Why native trees?

Why native trees?

Published February 7, 2018, 10:00 PM, By Flor G. Tarriela via Manila Bulletin At a recent typhoon that hit Metro Manila on the way to Tagaytay, I noticed many fallen trees, Acacia and Tulip trees. Later I found out these fallen trees were actually “alien” trees and not native to the Philippines. But wonder of wonders in typhoon Ondoy, a Dita tree stood tall and saved 36 lives in Quezon City! The Dita tree, like...


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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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