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Low Carbon News in Philippines in June 2016

1 June 2016

Senate panel urges gov’t to tap cleaner sources of energy

The Senate Climate Change Committee has renewed its call for government to tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy as it expressed alarm over the adverse environmental impacts of coal-fired power plants in the country.
Sen. Loren Legarda, committee chairwoman, said the Aquino administration was on the right track in ordering government agencies to review the country’s energy policy.
This directive might result in the Philippines moving away from carbon-intensive coal power generation, she said.

Source: Manila Bulletin, http://www.mb.com.ph/senate-panel-urges-govt-to-tap-cleaner-sources-of-energy/#S4GFzE1hMf5D2RqY.99


16 June 2016

Less meat = low carbon 

On the occasion of World Meat-Free Day last Monday, Sen. Loren Legarda called on Filipinos to cut down on meat consumption as a way to start a low-carbon lifestyle and help mitigate climate change

Source: Philippine Star, http://www.philstar.com/science-and-environment/2016/06/16/1593268/less-meat-low-carbon


16 June 2016

Help ditch coal, climate body urges 

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has urged international financial institutions to help the government promote the shift to clean energy by doing away with financing coal energy projects

Source: Philippine Star, http://www.philstar.com/science-and-environment/2016/06/16/1593267/help-ditch-coal-climate-body-urges


16 June 2016

7 German-funded climate projects in pipeline

At least seven new projects on climate change adaptation and mitigation funded by Germany are set to be implemented in different parts of the Philippines later this year, officials of the German environment ministry…

Source: http://www.philstar.com/science-and-environment/2016/06/16/1593265/7-german-funded-climate-projects-pipeline


17 June 2016

Climate change commission starts review of energy policy covering coal-fired plants

THE Climate Change Commission (CCC) has given itself six months or until the end of the year to craft an energy development framework that would include harmonizing the policies and regulations of government agencies covering new and existing coal-fired power plants.

In a statement, the commission said it had started on June 16 the “task of reviewing the government’s energy policy that is expected to reshape the country’s power development plans and replace coal with renewable sources of energy.”

Source: Business World Online, http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=climate-change-commission-starts-review-of-energy-policy-covering-coal-fired-plants&id=129138



23 June 2016

International cooperation needed to lessen climate’s impact on workers

The Philippines has called for stronger international cooperation to ensure the welfare of workers and ensure labor productivity as they face the impacts of climate change.

Source: Philippine Star, http://www.philstar.com/science-and-environment/2016/06/23/1595559/international-cooperation-needed-lessen-climates-impact.



23 June 2016

Filipinos benefit from climate study missions abroad 

A total of 42 Filipino environment and agriculture officials and specialists have so far benefited from the overseas study missions in three Southeast Asian countries that shared with them their “success stories” in climate change and related initiatives

Source: Philippine Star, http://www.philstar.com/science-and-environment/2016/06/23/1595558/filipinos-benefit-climate-study-missions-abroad



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