Philippine government says it can’t deal with climate change alone

THE Philippines needs to take a “whole of society” approach in tackling climate change because of the government’s inability to shoulder the burden on its own, officials said, citing the need for full-scale efforts in mitigating disaster risk and transitioning to renewable energy. “We need to invest in early warning systems, social protection, resilience building, […]

Groups seek concrete steps from Marcos on climate crisis, rights

PHILIPPINE-BASED groups on Thursday said President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. failed to substantiate his climate change talk at the United Nations General Assembly, adding that he also fell short of discussing the country’s human rights situation. Jon Bonifacio, national director of Kalikasan People’ Network, a coalition of green groups, said Mr. Marcos needs to lay […]

Editorial: Solving the plastic problem

There is a disconnection between theory and practice, principles and experiences of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management (CCA-DRRM).The gaps are crucial as Filipinos, along with other citizens in the world, grapple with extreme weather on earth.“Extreme weather” refers to phenomena that is unusual or severe for a particular place or time.However, […]

More than half of human infectious diseases can be worsened by climate change

By Tristan McKenzie, Camilo Mora, and Hannah von Hammerstein  Climate change can exacerbate a full 58% of the infectious diseases that humans come in contact with worldwide, from common waterborne viruses to deadly diseases like plague, our new research shows.  Our team of environment and health scientists reviewed decades of scientific papers on all known […]

Transforming with humans at center

(Second of two parts) While transformation has always been integral to the long-term success of a business, both the nature and rate of transformation have changed in the past few years. Companies have to transform more regularly to keep up due to market disruptions increasing in frequency and impact, further highlighting the need to transform […]

Tweaks to macroprudential toolkit needed for systemic risk response

THE CENTRAL BANK should expand its macroprudential policy toolkit and establish operational procedures in a more systemic risk-based approach, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a technical note. The technical note was crafted under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), a joint program of the IMF and the World Bank that aims to provide […]

The Climate Ecosystem Corp Announces Token Pre-sale

London, UK, February 22, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – The Climate Ecosystem Corp., a company of like-minded individuals united by one big concern—climate change—has announced its pre-sale. Expected to hold soon, the pre-sale will see prospective investors try to cop thousands or millions of CLIME, the project’s native token. With a total supply of 10 billion CLIME, and […]

Hitachi Achieves CDP’s Highest Score of “Grade A” in Climate Change and Water Security

TOKYO, Dec 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) has been awarded the highest score of “Grade A” by global environmental non-profit charity CDP, in the categories of climate change and water security. CDP evaluated Hitachi’s pioneering initiatives and disclosure of information for tackling climate change, as well as acting […]

NEC Named to the CDP “A List” for Advanced Climate Change and Water Security Initiatives Three Years in a Row

TOKYO, Dec 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP(1), securing a place on its prestigious “A List” three years in a row for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security. In 2017, NEC […]

IMF urges PHL to find ways to fund climate change projects via revenue

THE Philippines needs to find a way to sustainably fund climate change mitigation and adaptation via enhanced revenue generation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. “As greater fiscal space is generated by higher revenue, the focus should continue to be placed on identifying in the budget those investments that support climate mitigation and adaptation objectives, […]

SCCG Management Announces Partnership with Better Change to bring Gambling Harm Protections to the United States

Washington, D.C., Nov 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Stephen Crystal, founder and CEO of SCCG Management, announced that they have partnered with Better Change, a Gibraltar-based organization that uses training, multi-channel content creation, and professional services, to gaming operators who wish to implement or strengthen their tools to help keep gaming fun […]

NGOs call for climate objectives to be hard-wired into project planning

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS said the Philippines’ climate objectives need to be considered at every stage of the planning process in order to maximize the resources available for climate-change mitigation, including foreign aid. “Aid given to LGUs (local government units) for programs related to climate resilience is a good initiative, but we should consider that funding is […]