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Localized, renewable energy solutions needed to electrify underserved communities

Renewable energy systems tailored fit per locality are the best solution to rising fossil fuel prices and energy poverty across the Philippines. This was highlighted by Cebu-based clean energy advocate Jovie Gil Montajes during the third episode of Klima Ug Kalikupan, a joint webcast series by Cebu Technological University (CTU) and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

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Youth participation critical in resilience building

Policymakers and local chief executives should ensure the meaningful participation of the youth in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation programs and initiatives, experts and youth climate activists said during the National Disaster Resilience Month episode of the Stories for a Better Reality webcast series.

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GEOP lowers electricity bills for business enterprises

Availing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Green Energy Option Program (GEOP) will bring significant savings on the electricity costs of business enterprises, a representative of Vita Tropic Ice Company, Inc. said during The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ energy literacy and movement-building training session held earlier this month.

Vita Tropic is among the few and first GEOP switchers in the country. The GEOP is a new mechanism implemented by the DOE that allows electricity end-users with an average 100kW or above to source their electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Passage of a national single-use plastic policy pushed

The sheer number of local ordinances on single-use plastics means that there is a clamor for a national law that will comprehensively and effectively address them, advocates said during the second episode of Klima Ug Kalikupan, a joint webcast series by Cebu Technological University (CTU) and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

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LGBTQ+ advocates: Pass SOGIE Equality Bill to enable a more inclusive response mechanism to climate disasters

The enactment of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, also known as the Anti-Discrimination Bill, will ensure a more equitable and rights-based response to climate-related disasters. This was emphasized during the 31st episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Coming Out for Environmental Rights and Gender Equality: How LGBTQ+ Activism Intersects with Climate Action.

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