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 […]

Ripples of the global green movement in the Philippines

The past years saw climate change, defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the change in climate in time due to human activities,” becoming a more intensified global issue, as well as a major factor in health risks. Former WHO Director Dr. Margaret Chan said that the climate crisis affects daily livelihood, including the social […]

What key COP27 outcomes mean for PHL companies

It’s been almost a month since the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) concluded. In November 2022, stakeholders from the public and private sectors around the world gathered to delineate the next steps and help ensure that the existing goals to tackle the climate crisis are […]

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 […]

Marcos to attend APEC Summit in US in November, says ambassador

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the United States in November, according to its ambassador to the US. “President Marcos will be coming in November for the APEC meeting in the West Coast,” Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez told CNN Philippines on Thursday. “I […]

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 […]