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Category: Eleventh Hour at the Manila Bulletin

Eleventh Hour: A tapestry of species for biodiversity protection

In this week’s article for our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour, Climate Reality Leader Erika Teng Gui put the spotlight on withNature2020, a campaign that harnesses the power of the arts and collaboration to spread the word that human activities are driving other species to extinction and to engage more people to fight for biodiversity protection and conservation.

Reminding us that biodiversity is the “very fuel that sustains ecosystems which, in turn, sustain us,” Erika discussed the urgent need to address biodiversity loss and climate change in an integrative manner.

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Eleventh Hour: Hope and optimism through youth-led local climate solutions

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders Keith Ancheta and Niña Catipon wrote about maintaining optimism in the face of the climate crisis.

They urge those who are losing hope in humanity to find inspiration in the climate actions and initiatives spewing from the determination of the youth to change things around and create a better reality for all.

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Eleventh Hour: The overlooked story of the Upper Marikina Watershed and its defenders

In the dead of the night of July 24, 2021, while the rest of Metro Manila and Sitio San Roque in Baras, Rizal were gradually preparing to sleep, Masungi Georeserve forest rangers were shot—a culmination of the tension between the Masungi team and the entities exploiting the forest land for their own profit.

In this article for our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ruzzel Morales recalled that fateful incident and painted a bleak picture of the ongoing fight to restore the dignity of the Upper Marikina Watershed—a critical ecosystem that provides valuable life-giving services to 20 million residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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Eleventh Hour: Why Mindanao is key to the clean energy future of the Philippines

In this week’s article for our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour, Climate Reality Leader Philline Donggay highlighted the opportunity to deprioritize building utility-scale power plants requiring large transmission towers and advance distributed and decentralized clean energy systems that will better cater to the small pockets of unelectrified communities in the Mindanao region.

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