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Investing in low emissions coal plants in Southeast Asia is one of the most efficient strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the region, a new report by the Asean Center for Energy (ACE) and the World Coal Association (WCA) claimed. The report, “Asean’s Energy Equation—the role of low emission…

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Non-governmental organizations and environmental groups in the Philippines, with the support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other agencies, have set voluntary commitments to protect ocean ecosystems in line with the United Nations’ call for concrete action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below…

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Children, some as young as 5 years old, and grandchildren of the members of the San Cristobal Farmers Association (SCFA) recently carried out a clean-up of the Sungwan Spring, an important community water source located in the foothills of Mt. San Cristobal, San Pablo City. “It’s disheartening to know that…

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A single mom has been able to save nearly P3,000 a month on groceries by replacing household products with inexpensive, environmentally friendly homemade alternatives, she told members of the environmental group Haribon Foundation. Sherry Gocheco, a single mother of two and an ardent champion of environmental causes, has been practicing…

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Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the Paris Agreement, Martin Khor, Executive Director of the Geneva-based South Center told IPS. That treaty, adopted by 195 countries with great fanfare…

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As vacationers enjoy the hottest beaches or coolest mountain destinations, the oldest nature conservation group in the country is offering a tour package of a different kind. Bamboo rafting, cold springs, and even games for the child-at-heart await those who register for the Haribon Travel, an immersion trip organized by…

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A movement called “The Plastic Solution” is working to eliminate non-biodegradable trash and promote ecological sustainability through the production and use of “eco-bricks,” recycled plastic bottles that can be used as building material. An eco-brick is a plastic bottle stuffed solid with non-biological waste in order to create a reusable…

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The Haribon Foundation welcomed World Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday (May 10) with birdwatching activities, coastal clean-ups, and information sessions about migratory birds that visit the Philippines. May 10 is World Migratory Bird Day, an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.…

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Foam manufacturer Uratex and solar energy developer PV2 Energie held a ceremonial “switch-on” event on April 25 to mark the completion of the 500-kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaic rooftop solar installation at Uratex’s Muntilupa factory. PV2 Energie is a Germany-based renewable company. German Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Gordon Kricke hosted…

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Senator Loren Legarda is organizing efforts for the Philippines to tap the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by the end of this year or early next year, her office said after she returned from a high-level GCF dialogue in Bali last week. The Green Climate Fund is a fund established by…

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