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Tag: ecological and environmental stability

Eleventh Hour: Development and environment protection are not mutually exclusive

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Aprille Juanillo delved into the proposed 174-hectare reclamation project in Dumaguete City, which was dubbed as a “monumental ecological disaster” by scientists, experts, professionals, fisherfolk, and even ordinary citizens.

In this article, Aprille highlighted that we cannot pit development against the environment because any true development is also environmentally sound.

“Genuine sustainable development is reliant on making the environment more livable for everybody—and any true leader would understand this,” Aprille noted, as she highlighted that the upcoming mayoral race in Dumaguete as a referendum to the 174-ha reclamation project.

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Eleventh Hour: Amadeo Coffee farmers fighting a lesser-known enemy

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Justin Paolo Interno wrote about how climate change has impacted Amadeo, Cavite—once the country’s top coffee producer.

Justin had the rare opportunity to get a grasp of the situation from the coffee farmers in Amadeo while working as a research assistant in the quaint town last year: The concept of climate change remains a buzzword for farmers, but they are trying to adapt to its varying circumstances. Had they been capacitated early on dealing with the impacts of climate change, they could have preserved the once glorious coffee industry in their town.

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Tackling waste through creativity, collaboration, and intergenerational action

Time is running out to save the world from the catastrophic impacts of climate change but there is no time for despair. Climate and environmental actions must continue if we want to ensure a livable planet for the generations to come.

This was communicated during the 15th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Power Relay: Race to a Better Reality” by climate activists fighting for a just and accelerated clean energy transition in one of the world’s biggest polluting countries.

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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: 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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