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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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Youth-led policy review calls for a national ban on SUPs; cites best plastic management practices from Marikina, Makati, and QC

There is a dire need for the enactment of House Bill (HB) No. 9147 or the Single-use Plastic Products Regulation Act on account of the grave impacts of plastic pollution in the country, according to a policy note recently released by a group of AB Development Studies students at the Ateneo De Manila University and The Climate Reality Project Philippines

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Youth leaders call on candidates to act on climate change

Strong climate leadership is an imperative in this critical decade for climate action—our last window of opportunity to limit global warming to 1.5˚C. This was emphasized by youth leaders and climate advocates in the 27th episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Boto ng Kabataan para sa Klima at Kinabukasan.”

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Youth Cluster Solidarity Message for the March 25 Global Climate Strike

We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road–the one less traveled by–offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of our earth. The choice, after all, is ours to make.” These words were written more than half a century ago by Rachel Carson, one of the pioneers of environmentalism, yet they hold true today more than ever before.

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