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Makati City, British Embassy host first Poets for Climate exhibit

The first Poets for Climate Exhibit opened today at the City Hall of Makati featuring 12 poems depicting how the climate crisis is undoing and transforming the landscapes and places we call home. The exhibit, entitled “The Making And Unmaking of Places: Stories of Loss, Resilience, And Restoration Using Poetry and Art,” is curated by The Climate Reality Project Philippines in partnership with the City Government of Makati and the British Embassy in Manila. It will run at the city hall until November 7 and will travel to the University of Makati and Glorietta in the following weeks.

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More streamlined policies and strategies needed to achieve PH RE goals

Increasing the renewable energy share in the Philippine power mix to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2050 would require policymakers to amend the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, revisit the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), and reinforce the implementation of Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act.

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GEOP improvements can answer corporate demand for 100% renewable energy

A new White Paper prepared by the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator or CEIA, an international initiative, shows that one payment scheme under the Green Energy Program (GEOP) offers a fixed discount from the monthly rate offered by the local distribution utilities, with the discounted rates potentially reaching 5 to 12 percent lower than the prevailing generation rate. It also underscores the slow uptake among energy consumers within the first 8 months of the GEOP’s implementation. Factors contributing to the lack of participation include limited awareness among potential buyers and inability for businesses who lease their facilities to engage directly with retail electricity suppliers.

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Revitalizing tourism post-pandemic with a regenerative approach

Governments should create policies facilitating a microentrepreneur system that will accelerate the development of regenerative tourism in the country, Edna Carolina Lee, Co-convenor at Permaculture Society in the Philippines said this during the fifth episode of Klima Ug Kalikupan entitled “Regenerative Tourism: Mga Kahigayonan ug Mga Hagit sa Turismo sa Sugbo.”

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Ahead of World Car-Free Day, Baguio City counts people on bicycles

In advance of the celebration of World Car-Free Day, cycling advocates and the local government of Baguio City counted cyclists in seven areas in the city from September 17-19, 2022. They undertook this count to establish baseline data on the number of residents using bicycles for daily transport, to help local policymakers make informed decisions on transport route network planning.

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