Water, climate change expert appointed to DENR 

NIGS.SCIENCE.UPD.EDU PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed a geologist with expertise on water and climate change as undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).   In an appointment letter dated Dec. 28 and made public on Feb. 14, the president appointed Carlos Primo C. David as DENR undersecretary for scientific and technical […]

Senators say Charter change unnecessary, duplicates recent laws

A PROPOSAL to change economic provisions of the Philippine Constitution to make it more investor-friendly is unnecessary and duplicates recently enacted legislation, according to several senators. The latest Public Service Act, Retail Trade Liberalization Act and Foreign Investments Act are all the country needs to attract foreign investments, Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay said […]

BSP launches sustainability agenda

THE BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday launched its 11-point sustainable central banking (SCB) agenda as it seeks to mitigate climate risks by advocating green policies and practices.    “Very obviously, climate change would affect food supply and, as we know from our own history of inflation, this could lead to large supply shocks,” […]

Hitachi High-Tech Achieves CDP’s Highest Score of “A List” in Climate Change for the First Time

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation today was selected for the 2022 “A List” by CDP(1), a non-governmental organization that conducts environmental research and information disclosure globally, out of more than 10,000 companies that were evaluated for their climate change initiatives and transparency in information disclosure. In 2010, […]

NEC named to the CDP “A List” for advanced Climate Change and Water Security initiatives four years in a row

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – 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” four years in a row for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security. NEC has set […]

Philippines can’t deliver on climate programs without stronger budget, int’l financing commitments — ADB

THE PHILIPPINES needs to budget more effectively and tap more financing for its climate-change mitigation efforts, given the limited internal resources available to meet its international commitments, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. “With only 2.7% of the 75% (emissions reduction) target to be financed through the public budget, turning ambition into delivery will depend […]

Elton John quits Twitter

BRITISH musician Elton John quit Twitter on Friday, the latest high-profile celebrity to leave the social media platform following its acquisition by billionaire Elon Musk. Mr. John, who is currently on his last-ever global tour, blamed Twitter’s recent policy change as a reason for quitting. “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring […]

Tell it to SunStar: Why not address education problems with a ‘change’ mindset?

For our education to thrive, it isn’t always about the budget just to be able to start what should be done. First, education leaders should think like a disruptor, with a change mindset that doesn’t cost anything. Second, they should answer the question, “Why has education killed creativity?” Schools cast a mold that sometimes students […]

Eisai Announces Approval of Partial Change to Label for Dosage and Administration of Aricept for Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

TOKYO, Nov 29, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that its application for a partial change to label for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) that was discovered and developed in-house, regarding dosage and administration for the treatment of DLB in Japan, […]

ADB touts microfinance role in building resilience vs climate change

MICROFINANCE institutions (MFIs) should be tapped in helping build resilience against climate change, especially for poorer and more vulnerable communities, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “Economic development supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises contributes to the resilience of the poor and vulnerable, including in urban areas,” the ADB said in a report. “Building resilience […]

Marcos tells APEC leaders: All global threats redound to food insecurity

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. told world leaders on Thursday that global threats such as climate change and conflicts redound to the fundamental concern of ensuring sufficient and sustainable food supply.    “First, food security is a serious global problem. This is felt by every household, by every family, by everyone,” Mr. Marcos said in […]

COP27 inspires global community to tackle climate change: Pertamina

JAKARTA, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) 2022 can inspire the global community and all parties to increase contribution to tackling climate change, according to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel Purba. Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel […]

Pertamina striving to decarbonize business to tackle climate change

JAKARTA, Nov 13, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Pertamina is making efforts to decarbonize its business and develop green businesses to support global climate change mitigation and the achievement of Indonesia’s 2060 net-zero emissions target. (ANTARA News Sumsel/Nova Wahyudi/dol) “We have two main ways for dealing with climate change; first, we have to […]