Climate Change Division

 

Public High-Schools in MM with Low Carbon Emissions,
Best Environmental Practices Recognized

Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna, DENR Asst. Secretary and Concurrent EMB Director restates the importance of interfaith unity in achieving the Philippine CO2 emission reduction target of 70%.

  The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) through the Mini(mize) Carbon Olympics (MCO) has awarded selected public high schools in Metro Manila for their exemplary performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), solid waste management, water conservation and other environmental practices in their campuses.

   Sta. Lucia High School (Rosario, Pasig City) and Caybiga High School (Caloocan City) received the Least Increase in Carbon Emission Award for the least consumption of electricity and fuel use among public high schools who participated in the MCO

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Inter-Faith Group Expresses Support To Philippine Carbon Emissions Reduction Target Ahead of Paris Climate Change Talks


  Weeks before the Paris Climate Convention, the National Conference of the Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change convened the country’s leaders, religious leaders, and experts to express in unison, their support on the Philippine target of 70% emission reduction as perceived on the submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on October 1, 2015.

   The conference entitled “Supporting the 70% Carbon Emission Cut” that was slated on November 12, 2015 at the Malacañang Palace was a two–day event which highlighted the assessment of the INDC goals, impacts of the National Greening Program, and IFD goals. Considering that climate change issue adds and enhances problems facing humanity such as food and water scarcity, disease, poverty, and disasters, the significance of setting an ambitious target was again reiterated in order to articulate the urgency to address the pressing issue of climate change. This is one of the main points of the presentation delivered by Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna, DENR Assistant Secretary and Concurrent EMB Director. In addition; Atty. Cuna also emphasized the key role of adhering to environmental laws on top of different programs and projects to help limit the global average temperature at 1.5oC.

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DENR Hosts International Climate Change Workshop on Promoting Carbon Markets and Incentives on Carbon Emission Reduction

   In support of the continually increasing concern on climate change issues, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), co – organized the Asia and the Pacific Regional Workshop which was hosted by the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Held at the Multi – Function Hall, ADB Headquarters, 6 ADB Ave, Mandaluyong City on September 29 – 30, 2015, the two- day workshop entitled “Promoting the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Market Mechanisms for Pre and Post- 2020” is the sixth of the initiative that started five years ago which aimed for enhancement the regional distribution of CDM projects.

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EMB-CCO Gears Off Again in Climate Proofing of Seven (7) LGU-CLUPs for the Laguna Province


   In line with the Bureau’s ongoing Capacity Development for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) particularly, on climate proofing of the local government units (LGUs) through practical application in their respective Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs), the EMB Climate Change Office this time initiated this endeavour with the intention of having this process consequently institutionalized as one of the Bureau’s major programs. With technical support from the GIZ and notable resource persons on climate science and land use planning, the Training-Workshop on Climate Proofing for Development: Practical Application for CLUP for selected cities and municipalities of Laguna namely: City of San Pedro, City of Calamba, Municipalities of Sta. Cruz, Victoria, Bay, Paete, Pakil and Siniloan was successfully undertaken.

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