NEWS AT A GLANCE

from September 9-15, 2019

UNFCCC PRESS RELEASES/ARTICLES
 
“Youth Demand Climate Action and Will Not Be Ignored” – Ovais Sarmad
 
Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, delivered a lecture on the urgency of tackling the climate crisis at the Qatar National Library in Doha today. He also talked about what young people can do to keep up the momentum for climate action. At the end of his talk, the audience had the opportunity to engage with Mr. Sarmad in an open Q&A session.
 
Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss Threathen SDGs – UN Report
 
A new relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – that is the key message of the new Global Sustainable Development Report.
 
Global Leader Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation
 
A new Global Commission on Adaptation report finds that investing $1.8 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 in five areas could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits. Leaders from the Global Commission on Adaptation call on governments and businesses to take urgent action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions in light of new research findings. The Commission is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kristalina Georgieva*, CEO of the World Bank.
 
Everything has to change for our planet to stay the same
By Antonio Guterres
 
Our planet is changing dramatically. Forests are burning, sea ice is shrinking and the Greenland icecap is pouring unprecedented amounts of water into the ocean. Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher than they have been in human history, climate disruption is the new reality, and scientists are warning that the planet is simply not capable of coping with the growing pressure being placed on it by humanity.
 
 
BUSINESS MIRROR
 
E-vehicles cool, but mining battery metals could pose a problem
By Cai Ordinario
 
Climate change is fueling the electric vehicle revolution in countries like the Philippines, but the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said firms that will mine battery metals must observe sustainable mining standards.
 
President’s mandate must be followed
 
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the government will neither favor nor discourage any particular technology for power generation; that all power plants should compete with other types of technology without government support.
 
 
MANILA STANDARD
 
Strike with the youth for climate justice
By Tony La Viña
 
In the next two weeks, on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, young people from all over the world will be joining the global climate strike. Although I am turning 60 years old next month, I am supporting this activity. I also urge everyone, young and old alike, to do the same. 
 
 
Holy Angel U, Unesco link up for Eco-Literacy
By Rex Arcadio R. San Diego
 
The Holy Angel University, in coordination with the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE) Philippines, is launching a program that seeks to address climate change by integrating values into the personal lifestyles of today’s Filipino.
 
 
PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER
 
Climate change, urbanization spur dengue outbreaks
By Agence France-Presse
 
Hanoi/Nha Trang, Vietnam — Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.
 
Cajipe-Endaya marks 70th birthday with exhibit-elegy to abused earth
By Alma Cruz Miclat
 
On Sept. 14, two days short of her 70th birthday, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya will open her 22nd solo exhibit at Altro Mondo Creative Space in Makati, capping her five glorious decades as artist-par-excellence.
 
 
RAPPLER
 
LIST: Mobilizations for 2019 Philippine climate strike
By Bianca Velasco
 
Along with various organizations and communities, the Youth Strike for Climate Philippines is preparing to mobilize the Filipino youth nationwide for the global climate strike happening from September 20 to 27.
 
Why the Philippines should declare a climate emergency
By Marvin Lagonera
 
For the Philippines, the climate crisis is a biodiversity crisis, a food and water crisis, and an existential crisis, affecting millions of Filipinos, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, now and in the future
 
 
THE MANILA TIMES
 
Boost sustainability drive, PH business leaders
By Tyrone Jasper C. Piad
 
The Philippine business sector should continue promoting sustainability as it is not spared from the adverse impact of climate change, a global business advisor said.
 
 
CCC in the News
 
ECO-BUSINESS
 
Philippines Climate Change Commission launches consortium for climate-smart leadership, governance
By the Philippines Climate Change Commission
 
Pandan, Antique September 11, 2019—Northern Panay will the first region in the Philippines to benefit from a climate knowledge-sharing, support and advocacy consortium of national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and higher education institutions (HEIs).
 
 
MANILA BULLETIN
 
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco to represent the Philippines in first UN Youth Climate Summit
By Richa Noriega
 
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco is set to represent the Philippines in the first Youth Climate Summit of the United Nations in New York City on September 21.