We at the Climate Reality Project Philippines Branch are passionate and dedicated climate advocates who share the vision of a better reality for the Philippines and the world.
Having worked for almost a decade in the development sector, Nazca has gained political and technical expertise on climate policy development and advised key government officials to help shape and advance the country’s climate agenda, specifically in strengthening climate finance access, youth and stakeholder engagement, and climate advocacy-building, nationally and regionally. She led the organization of the 2016 CVF Leadership Events that launched the 2016 Low Carbon Monitor Report, one of the first reports on keeping the 1.5ºC goal of global warming as well as the 13 panel sessions of the 2018 Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit, the first high-level online dialogue with heads of state. She also engaged in collaborative research on Sustainable Insurance Facility and climate risk insurance for the micro, small, and medium enterprises sectors of Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. She earned her degree in Political Science at De La Salle University, where she was an academic scholar.
Ferth has spent most of his career undertaking research and policy advocacy, designing and spearheading projects, and establishing partnerships on a wide range of issues such as disaster management, peacebuilding, environmental action, and youth engagement. Prior to joining the Branch, he was the Project and Partnerships Manager of Yayasan Peta Bencana (Disaster Map Foundation), a Southeast Asia-based non-profit organization, where he was responsible for co-supervising the development and replication of social media-powered infrastructures for community-based disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation from Indonesia to the Philippines. He is currently serving as Vice Chairperson and Representative of Young People from Disaster-Stricken Sector at the United Nations Youth Advisory Board. Ferth has recently been named to the inaugural cohort of the McCain Institute's Global Leaders Program. He was also an Academic Fellow for the Global Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management Program of the East-West Center as part of the U.S. State Department's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. He has worked with different academic and non-profit organizations such as the Asia Foundation, Humanitarian Open Street Map Team Philippines, and the Ateneo School of Government. He earned his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Waseda University.
Toff is a seasoned communications professional with over nine years of experience in working across various communication roles in the advertising industry, financial services industry, and the climate change and development sector. Prior to devoting his craft to solving the climate crisis, Toff spearheaded advertising campaigns, developed and implemented media strategy, and mounted corporate social responsibility initiatives for top advertisers and multinational companies based in the Philippines. His experience in the climate change sector stems from leading creative communications initiatives for the Philippine Climate Change Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas.
Kristine has more than ten years of experience in climate change and government communications. Before joining Climate Reality in 2021, she worked as the speechwriter and communications focal of the former Vice Chairperson and Executive Director of the Climate Change Commission. Prior to working in the climate change sphere, she served as deputy head of the Media Monitoring Division of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2010.
Ian is a strategic communications professional with engagements in the public and development sectors. He is a writer, editor, and researcher with over ten years of experience working for government agencies, policymakers, and organizations in the fields of climate change and communications. He provides strategic communications and messaging support for key leaders and officials in communicating climate science, policies, finance access, and initiatives. He previously served as Director for Citizen Engagement in the Aquino Administration’s Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Ateneo De Manila University in 2009.
Lem is a climate activist. He has served as a pioneering chairperson for the first-ever National Congress on Environmental Sustainability in 2019-2020. He has also been an active advocate for sustainability and has worked with different environmental groups and vulnerable communities affected by the climate crisis. His background in tourism studies has helped him become more immersed with different stakeholders, the environment, and the issues governing it. Currently, he finds a strong connection between his passion for creatives and the environment through different pro bono initiatives for his organizations at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
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As a development communicator in practice, MJ spent two years working with international non-government organizations on implementing behavior change communication strategies and campaigns for different local government units, community health workers, and mothers. Her career mainly involved developing training guides, facilitating capacity-building initiatives, formulating key messages, drafting stories and blogs from the field, developing a compendium of project tools and case stories, and digitizing training courses.
With a passion for science communication, especially in popularizing technical information for public consumption, MJ sets her eyes on working to address climate change issues and support the use of renewable energy sources in the Philippines by starting to join the Branch. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2018 where was a Cum laude.
Aimee is a human resources professional with over 10 years of corporate work experience in different local and multinational industries. With her experience in organizational development, training, and employee engagement, Aimee is deeply passionate about promoting learning and wellbeing. She is a Climate Reality Leader having joined the 2020 Global training which solidified her inner passion for community work and service. Being an advocate for the environment, she co-founded RE-Store MNL, a small shop promoting refill and reuse in Paranaque City. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines Baguio.
Paula is a productivity mermaid, community connector, and digital storyteller. She is currently a location-independent consultant helping companies manage multiple communities, establish best practices and create effective workflows. A strong advocate and positive activist promoting open-source, community, and sustainability projects, she is a Climate Reality Leader and Mentor Lead, an ASANA Service Partner and Events Host, and a volunteer dive lead for Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project.
She started a grassroots movement called Project Library in the Philippines. The project brings books and reading materials that help underprivileged and remote communities. She also maintains the Ocean Love Philippines FB page to spread awareness on environmental issues and to promote sustainable living and a circular economy in the Philippines. She spends her free time adventuring through unpopular travel destinations, streaming about local culture or games, or learning new concepts and technologies. She is often mesmerized by puns, books, and nature.
Babes has been working in the development sector for 16 years, specializing in training, institution and community development, information, education, and communication (IEC), and gender and social inclusion. She received her Master’s degree in Management for Instruction Systems Management from the Liceo de Cagayan University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Development Communication from Central Mindanao University.
Aside from being a broadcast journalist since 1997, Babes served as the Project Coordinator of the Global Fund for Malaria Component Project for 10 years and as Training and IEC Specialist of the Philippine Cold Chain Project, which was implemented by Winrock International funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. She also recently served as the Institution and Gender Officer of a special project implemented through a financing agreement between the Philippine Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), where she gained experience in strengthening fishing organizations not only for livelihood development and coastal resource management but also for building climate-resilient communities.
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