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Philippine environmental groups push for green electoral reforms ahead of 2022 polls

Sheriff M. Abas

As the election fever heats up across the Philippines, environmental groups are urging the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to initiate much-needed reforms toward an eco-friendly conduct of the 2022 polls. COMELEC Chairman, Sheriff M. Abas Through a letter submitted Friday, September 24, 2021, to the office of COMELEC Chairman Sheriff M. Abas, pro-environment groups led by the EcoWaste Coalition, Greenpeace ...

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2,700 people flee as Philippines’ second-most active volcano rumbles

Volcano Merapi

No fewer than 2,700 people had fled their homes as the Philippines’ second most active volcano erupted and government scientists warned on Friday, July 2, 2021 that stronger explosions could occur. Volcanic eruption Five bursts of volcanic gas and steam, reaching as high as 3 kilometres into the air, occurred at Taal Volcano in Batangas province, 66km south of Manila, ...

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Shell sells Philippine gas field for $460m

Ben van Beurden

Oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, has agreed to sell its stake in an offshore gas field in the Philippines for $460 million, Shell said in a statement on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden According to the international oil conglomerate, the decision is a part of its strategy to narrow its oil and gas ...

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Campaigners want Philippines to cease ‘judicial harassment’ of Windel Bolinget

Windel Bolinget

Front Line Defenders (FLD), a human rights organisation, has urged the authorities in the Philippines to immediately cease the investigation and drop all charges against Windel Bolinget, an indigenous rights defender charged in a murder case. The FLD believes that he is being targeted solely as a result of his work in the defence of human rights. Windel Bolinget They ...

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Typhoon Vamco leaves at least 14 dead, 14 missing in Philipppines

Typhoon Vamco

Typhoon Vamco blew out of the Philippines on Friday, November 13, 2020, leaving behind at least 14 dead and 14 missing people after triggering the worst flooding in the capital Manila in years, officials said. Typhoon Vamco triggered widespread flooding More than one million people were left with no electricity on the main island of Luzon, including the capital region of Metro ...

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Thousands evacuated as Philippines braces for 17th typhoon

Typhoon Molave

The Philippines on Sunday, October 25, 2020 braced for a typhoon, barreling toward its eastern coast, forcing thousands to evacuate amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges. Residents prepare for Typhoon Molave The weather bureau said typhoon Molave was packing maximum sustained winds of 130km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 160 kph as it moved west ...

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Sale of spray paints with dangerous lead levels uncovered in the Philippines

In what has been described as the first public study of its kind, environmental health groups, EcoWaste Coalition and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN), have reportedly uncovered spray paints with presumably dangerous lead concentrations on sale in the Philippines, in an apparent violation of the country’s law banning lead in paints. Lead paints Some samples of the spray paints, ...

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Report identifies Philippines’ renewable energy potential


Renewable energy sector policy making and institutional evolution can support maintaining Philippines’ development momentum and allow it to achieve energy independence, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Titled “Renewables Readiness Assessment: Philippines”, the report identifies issues that the country needs to resolve to unlock the full potential of its renewable energy resources. “Like many ...

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Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam to showcase NAMAs at carbon forum


Building on the fresh momentum resulting from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2016 is a crucial year to translate global commitments on climate change and development finance into concrete actions and plans. In light of this, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) secretariat has organised a NAMA Market Place session to be held during this year’s Asia Pacific ...

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‘Atmospheric rivers are connecting the Philippines, US’

Al Gore

Over the past week, the South-Central region of the U.S. has been experiencing devastating downpours and flooding across multiple states. This historic extreme weather, already responsible for several deaths and affecting thousands more, has poured more than 20 inches of rain in some locations. I just arrived here in the Philippines with The Climate Reality Project to train another 800 ...

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