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Experts push mobility intersection with democracy, inclusivity, gender

“Mobility becomes essential the moment we see how it enhances fundamental development goals such as inclusivity, democracy and gender,” said Pinay Bike Commuter founder Jaramia Amarnani. “And if we want to elevate the importance of women’s rights and the right to good health, while deepening democracy, we need to elevate the importance of mobility,” she added.

Experts tackled the crucial intersections in a webinar today showing converging pathways in the campaign for safer interconnected networks for cyclists and pedestrians across the Philippines.

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Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) earlier this year.

“Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector struggle with the economic impacts of COVID-19, data also shows coal is the reason behind spiking electricity bills and rotating blackouts. Continuing with coal is Code Red for businesses,” said Jephraim Manansala, chief data scientist of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), in the first part of the Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain corporate governance series organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) with ICSC and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

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Open call for creative expression for climate action: When Is Now?

Calling established and emerging poets, seasoned or aspiring climate advocates, or anyone willing to write about time, the planet, and diverse forms of life!

Join When Is Now?—an open, evolving call for creative expression to demand urgent climate action! It is an open collaboration that seeks to create interweaving lines of poetry into a web that stretches across the planet, asking “When?” and demanding “Now.”

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New study on climate anxiety: 8 out of 10 young people worried about climate change

Eight out of ten children and young people across the world are worried that climate change is threatening people and the planet.

Forty-five percent globally reported that their feelings towards the prevailing climate crisis are having negative impacts on daily functioning, which include eating, concentrating, work, school, sleeping, spending time in nature, playing, having fun, and dealing with relationships.

In the Philippines, this number went up to a worrying 75 percent, with the report recognizing that young people in the Global South are experiencing more severe climate anxiety—which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as “a chronic fear of environmental doom.”

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