Cycling advocates urged national and local governments to make urban transport more reliable, sustainable and inclusive during the 17th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Cycling Towards a Sustainable Future: How to Use The Power of Bicycles to Mobilize 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.
Despite the enactment of the Renewable Energy Act in 2008, the Philippines has seen a slow uptake of renewable energy as the government faces the challenge of meeting the increasing energy demand from a growing population and economy.
However, over the past years, community-based and grassroots renewable energy-related initiatives have emerged across the country through the efforts of non-governmental organizations, start-ups, people’s organizations, and small and medium enterprises.
These initiatives took the center stage during the 14th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Power to the People! Community-Led Renewable Energy Initiatives in the Philippines.”
The pursuit of the energy sector targets under the Philippines’ Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) should result in improved energy security and reliability, energy access, and affordability of energy products and services.
Local government leaders expressed support to the passage of the national legislation that will ban and regulate single-use plastics (SUPs) in the country during the 12th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series.