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Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

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ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to ‘amend, suspend, revoke’ environmental permits, if needed’.

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DRRNet) Philippines welcomed the President’s bold pronouncements about the environment.  Continue reading Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Duterte – Addressing global warming is top priority

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Pic by Rappler.com

President Rodrigo Duterte says the fight against climate change ‘must not stymie our industrialization’

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A week after saying he “will not honor” international agreements binding the Philippines to limit its carbon emissions, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that climate change mitigation is among his administration’s top priorities.  Continue reading Duterte – Addressing global warming is top priority