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UN Climate Summit Today:political will from leaders tops expectations

by: Imelda Abano for Interaksyon MANILA – All roads lead to the United Nations headquarters in New York today as more than 120 leaders, including Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit and put their political weight behind reaching an ambitious global climate deal in 2015. It could be one of the most important climate change meetings at the UN for years since the failed 2009 …Read More

How mobile phones will help introduce eJeepneys after Yolanda

TACLOBAN — No question about it: mobile phones have helped save lives, especially in this coastal city which was decimated by typhoon Yolanda more than seven months ago. But nowadays, text messaging in Tacloban doesn’t just involve requesting relief goods, posting disaster-related news updates, nor, for that matter, asking generous friends for cellphone credits. Late last May, four volunteers of the Institute of Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) sent text …Read More

10 Reasons Why We Love Agam, A Book on Climate Change for the Benefit of Yolanda Survivors

Compiled narratives on uncertainty and climate change, written by 24 writers in 8 languages On June 24, 2014, the who’s who of the literary world gathered at Victorino’s in celebration of the first Philippine literary book on climate change. However, Renato Redentor Constantino (Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and a contributor to the book) clarified that it is more than just a book about the …Read More

Electric jeeps to double as mobile charging stations in Tacloban

by: Kim Luces for GMA News Online Electric jeepneys that double as mobile power stations — this is what one advocacy group is trying to make happen in Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas in an attempt to help solve both transport and power problems in the area as part of the RE-Charge Tacloban project.“We’ll schedule visits to communities that have no power as of now because there are still communities without power. Of …Read More

Book on Climate Change launched in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY–The first Philippine literary book on climate change was launched in UP Tacloban here on Saturday, June 28, 2014, the second in a series of launches set in Quezon City, Berkeley in San Francisco, and Manhattan in New York City. Titled Agam, an early Filipino word for foreboding and memory, the book broke new ground with its collection of 26 images and 24 narratives in eight languages. Inspired by …Read More

Philippine literary climate change book launched, called “Audacious, Groundbreaking”

Quezon City, June 24 – The first Philippine literary book on climate change was launched today in a jam-packed restaurant in Quezon City. Titled Agam, an early Filipino word for foreboding and memory, the book broke new ground with its collection of 26 images and 24 narratives in eight languages. “In my 20 years as a journalist and editor this is the first time I’ve worked on such an issue …Read More

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