ROAD TO PARIS: Philippines’ climate action plan must be transparent, coherent and credible

By Imelda V. Abaño

Photo courtesy of EnviroNews.ph

CLIMATE-vulnerable Philippines is all set to take the center stage at the upcoming international climate change summit in December as it prepares to submit its ambitious climate action plan anytime soon to the United Nations. But various civil society groups clamor that the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) climate action plan must be “sincere, transparent, robust and transformative.”
In the past few months, the Climate Change Commission have conducted series of consultation with various sectors from the local government units, business, private sectors, climate experts and civil society groups in crafting…

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DENR to Public: ‘Shun Products with Ozone-Depleting Substances’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging the public to continue taking preventive steps to help protect the ozone layer despite indications that it is slowly recovering from depletion.

DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said one simple yet effective measure people can take to save the thin layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays from the sun is to shun products containing or manufactured with ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

“Scientific measures show that the ozone layer is healing itself and is expected to recover by the middle of this century, probably during the period 2050-2075.…

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World must avert exodus of “climate refugees”

By Alex Kirby

LONDON, 8 Sept 2015 – The former leader of one of the UK’s main political parties says the world will undergo more resource wars and huge movements of desperate people, unless it tackles climate change effectively.

Lord Ashdown, who was leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats for 11 years, describes the present flight of refugees from Syria and other conflict areas as a “rehearsal” for the vast humanitarian disaster he believes will soon unfold.

In a recent BBC interview on the Syrian refugee crisis, he said: “This is the beginning of the future. It’s not going to go…

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Legarda Reminds: Let’s Continuously Act Towards Ozone Layer Healing

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to continue to do their part in helping heal the ozone layer as the world marks today the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
This year’s theme, 30 Years of Healing the Ozone Together, is in line with the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
According to the United Nations, the phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and related reductions have helped protect the ozone layer and contributed to addressing climate change.
“It is good news that nations’ adherence to the Vienna Convention…

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DENR regional executive calls on interfaith leaders to help conserve regions’ protected areas

 A Department of Environment and Natural Resources regional top executive sought the help of the interfaith leaders in Caraga region on the conservation of the protected areas here.
DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo, who was one of the speakers of the recent “Philippines’ Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change,” held recently at a local convention center here, said that the region has three proclaimed protected areas and five more proposed protected areas.
The dialogue was attended by Commissioner Heherson T. Alavarez, Convenor of the Climate Change Commission, as the guest of honor and speaker of the assembly, and…

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