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Green Convergence forum takes on Philippine fisheries

  Representatives from the National Coastal Watch Council, Oceana Philippines, Pangisda Pilipinas and the Department of Interior and Local Government discussed the state of Philippines fisheries and talked about ways to solve its immediate concerns.   Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 342nd session of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum on September 21, 2018 (Friday) at Kamayan Restaurant, Greenhills, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. The recent approval by Agriculture Secretary Piñol of the importation of up to 17 metric tons of galunggong fish between September and December this year amidst its rising price......

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Thermal waste-to-energy tech, unsafe says environmental scientist

Thermal waste-to-energy tech, unsafe says environmental scientist

Plastic trash. by TNM/Sherwin De Vera Posted on August 27, 2018 via Tawid News Magazine   BAGUIO CITY – An environmental scientist and former United Nations Development Program (UNDP) consultant said the waste-to-energy (WtE) program promoted by the government is unsafe for the public and environment. In his talk during the State of the Nature Assessment at Albergo Hotel, Baguio City on August 20, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, underscored that the people’s health and environment must come first when...


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Green SONA tackles “environmental monsters”

Green SONA tackles “environmental monsters”

By SHERWIN DE VERA via Northern Dispatch Weekly BAGUIO CITY — Environmental advocates across the country gathered at Hotel Albergo in this city on Monday, August 20, for the annual State of the Nature Assessment (Green SONA) organized by Green Convergence (GC). This year’s theme, “Environmental monsters are back; Superheroes needed!” underscored the call for action to protect the environment. FIGHT THE ‘MONSTERS’. Institutions and environmental advocates converged at Hotel Albergo in Baguio City on...


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Federalism a major threat to the environment

Federalism a major threat to the environment

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL via Northern Dispatch Weekly BAGUIO CITY — The Duterte administration’s push for a federal form of government is seen as among the major threats to the environment by green groups who spoke about mines, giant dams and forests at the State of Nature Assessment 2018 on August 20. “For us charter change and federalism poses the biggest threat to environmental justice,” said Jaybee Garganera of Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM). Garganera spoke about...


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Negros Oriental Bats For Renewable Energy, Vows Against Coal In ‘Green SONA’

Negros Oriental Bats For Renewable Energy, Vows Against Coal In ‘Green SONA’

By Featuresdesk (ICG) on August 22, 2018 via Page One The achievements and continuing initiatives of the province of Negros Oriental toward renewable energy (RE) were the major highlights of this year’s State of Nature Assessment (SONA), organized by non-profit environmental group Green Convergence in partnership with the Forest Foundation of the Philippines and leading renewable energy producer Energy Development Corporation (EDC). Negros Oriental Governor Roel Ragay Degamo, who was among the guest speakers during the...


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Green SONA calls for eco-heroes to take action

Green SONA calls for eco-heroes to take action

By climaterealityph | Aug 21, 2018 Environmental advocates convened in the 2018 State of Nature Assessment or the “Green SONA” held last 20 August at the Albergo Hotel, Baguio City. The gathering is an annual event for assessing the performance of the government in environmental conservation and sustainable development and empowering civil society to take action. This year’s Green SONA revolved around environmental threats exacerbated by climate change and how they must be addressed, especially those of...


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Group to assess state of environment

Group to assess state of environment

by Hanna C. Lacsamana via Baguio Midland Courier Green Convergence Philippines will hold the annual State of the Nature Assessment (Green SONA) with the theme “Environmental monsters are back; Superheroes needed!” on Aug. 20, 8 a.m. at Albergo Hotel, Baguio City. This year’s forum is expected to tackle how genetically modified organisms (GMOs), nuclear power, and large-scale mining and giant dams are unfolding and destroying the environment. In a statement, Green Convergence president Angelina...


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Environmental groups decry return of "monsters"

Environmental groups decry return of “monsters”

Environmental advocates convened for a press conference to call for the stop of the return of environmental monsters in the Philippines.   Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held another installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum on August 17, 2018 (Friday) at Max’s Restaurant, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City. As a prelude to the upcoming annual Green SONA (State of Nature Assessment) held in Baguio City on August 20 with the theme “Environmental...


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Calendar of Activities: August 2018

Calendar of Activities: August 2018

GC CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2018 DATE ACTIVITY August 06   Board of Trustees Meeting ESI Conference Room 9:00 AM August 08     State of the Philippine Environment 2018 Forum Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) 1:00-4:00 PM Geronima T. Pecson Auditorium (MB Auditorium), Philippine National University August 17 Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum Max’s Restaurant QMC, Quezon City 10:30 AM-1:30 PM August 20 State of the Nature Assessment (Green SONA) 2018 Theme:...


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2nd Philippine Environment Summit 2018 (Cebu) Progress Reports

2nd Philippine Environment Summit 2018 (Cebu) Progress Reports

The Environment Summit is a biennial undertaking of Green Convergence to celebrate important breakthroughs and advancements in environmental protection through private and public initiatives. It provides a platform where all sectors can share common challenges, collaborate on creative solutions, and replicate success stories. It is a call to government and the Filipino people to unite in accelerating the drive towards national sustainable development. Green Convergence is a large coalition of organizations, networks and individuals....


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