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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the country’s first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which sets a 75-percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and avoidance by 2030, as part of the Philippines' commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The NDC represents the country’s goal of modernizing and pursuing low carbon and resilient development for the agriculture, waste, industry, transport and energy sectors over the 2020-2030 period.

By: | Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has committed to the United Nations its target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 75 percent between 2020 and 2030.

The Philippines submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on April 15, as seen on the latter’s website.

“The Philippines commits to a projected GHG emissions reduction and avoidance of 75%, of which 2.71% is unconditional and 72.29% is conditional, representing the country’s ambition for GHG mitigation for the period 2020 to 2030 for the sectors of agriculture, wastes, industry, transport, and energy,” the country’s NDC stated.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Gender and Development (GAD) Office and Climate Change Service (CCS), recently launched Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards.

In participation with the Global Good Stories Movement, the resiliency recognition awards seek to recognize the stories of individuals, both women and men, and groups on the impacts of climate change and disasters in their communities, and on how they are addressing them through pursuing relevant programs on environmental protection and conservation, climate change, and disaster risk reduction. The Global Good Stories Movement is a movement of people who share the common belief that we can change the story of the world by changing the storyline.

“We know there are pockets of good stories and narratives at different levels. As we seek them out, document and publicize them, we hope such can create even more ripples of hope for expanded good stories,” said Atty Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, the DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems, and Climate Change, and the Chairperson of DENR National Gender and Development Focal Point System.

The list of fields for the search of the good stories may include women leadership, community livelihood development, integrated water resources management, coastal/upland protection, critical resilient infrastructure, climate and disaster information services, solid waste management, marine conservation, coastal governance, road sharing and non-motorized mobility, edible landscaping and food gardens, eco-governance, environmental legislation, environmental education, arts for the earth, environmental jurisprudence, youth leadership, environmental diplomacy, marine enforcement, renewable energy, cultural heritage, beach restoration, environmental litigation, water use and recycling, among others.

Winners will be awarded Php 50,000 for the First Prize, Php 20,000 for the Second Prize, and Php 30,000 for the Third Prize. Consolation prizes, amounting to Php 15,000 each, will also be awarded to 7 selected entries.

Entries will be judged according to the Climate and Disaster Resiliency content (60%), the visual appeal of the photographs and video (30%), and the geographical reach of the initiative (10%).

Contestants must submit their entries individually to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before  May 4,  2021, with the filled-up  entry form.

If the individual contestant is having difficulty sending the entry to the organizer, such may be submitted through the DENR CENRO/ PENRO, or Regional Office, whichever comes as most convenient to the contestant. The respective DENR Office shall quickly email the said entry submission to the DENR Climate Change Service.

The contest is open to all Filipinos coming from any region of the country. However, relatives of the personnel of DENR Climate Change Service and the DENR Gender and Development Office, up to the second level of consanguinity are not eligible to join this contest. Winners will be announced and awarded on the last week of June 2021 as part of the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month. To learn more about the resiliency awards, you may follow the DENR Climate Change Service Facebook Page for the full mechanics.###

by: Village Connect

The ceremonial sandbar dredging and bamboo planting along Bicol River on March 23 signaled the massive rehabilitation of the country’s eighth largest waterway, under the Bicol River Restoration Project led by the Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB).

The TF BBB, chaired by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, was tasked by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to conduct post-disaster rehabilitation and recovery programs in areas struck by four successive destructive cyclones in 2020.

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By | Daily Tribune

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and multinational company Nestlé Philippines on Friday announced sealing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of a Materials Recovery Facility (MCF) that will process recyclable municipal solid waste produced by various communities.

Apart from the establishment of MRF, the DENR and Nestlé will also educate communities on solid waste management with Caloocan City as the experimental city for the said endeavor.