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Category: Eleventh Hour at the Manila Bulletin

Eleventh Hour: How the earth thinks—Why indigenous knowledge systems play key roles for climate action

Indigenous knowledge systems and practices play key roles for clean air, good health, and a livable climate for today and tomorrow’s generations.
This was highlighted in our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour for this week by Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Danesto Anacio.
An Applai and Ibaloi scientist and educator, Dane wrote about the need to preserve and conserve indigenous lifeways and their associated natural resources.

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Eleventh Hour: Gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ysabel Anne Lee wrote about the urgent need for gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector amid the prevailing climate crisis.
Working as Communications Officer in Asia for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Ysabel had the chance to meet with women farmers across the country about their climate information needs.
Talking to them made Ysabel realize that the primary problem is not just the lack of climate information but also their lack of awareness of the critical role they play in agriculture and climate resilience.

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Eleventh Hour: An open letter to Philippine leaders on the climate crisis

For our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Issa Barte wrote an open letter to the country’s leaders about the realities of the climate crisis on the ground, which she personally witnessed as she leads the distribution of immediate relief and long-term aid to the victims of Typhoon Ulysses last year.

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Eleventh Hour: Can social media chatbots save Filipinos from climate disasters?

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ferth Manaysay shared how mobile-centric platform @MapaKalamidad.ph intends to contribute to climate change adaptation and disaster response actions in the Philippines—a country highly vulnerable to extreme climate events and rising sea levels.

Launched in September 2020, MapaKalamidad.ph aims to harness the power of social media and instant messaging to crowdsource information about extreme weather events and climate-related disasters at the street level.

The platform promotes an ethic of information sharing and civic co-management, by supporting peer-to-peer sharing and providing a way for government agencies and first emergency responders to monitor the needs of communities.

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Eleventh Hour: Development and environment protection are not mutually exclusive

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Aprille Juanillo delved into the proposed 174-hectare reclamation project in Dumaguete City, which was dubbed as a “monumental ecological disaster” by scientists, experts, professionals, fisherfolk, and even ordinary citizens.

In this article, Aprille highlighted that we cannot pit development against the environment because any true development is also environmentally sound.

“Genuine sustainable development is reliant on making the environment more livable for everybody—and any true leader would understand this,” Aprille noted, as she highlighted that the upcoming mayoral race in Dumaguete as a referendum to the 174-ha reclamation project.

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