Extreme heat can be fatal, particularly to young and elderly people, but it also causes everyone to slow down, meaning they cannot work as hard AP ‘If you are physically active in work, the hotter it is, the slower you work’
July 19, 2016 — Global warming will cost the world economy more than £1.5 trillion a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many jobs, according to a major new report.
Continue reading Global warming set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion 2030 NOW. The Sustainable Development Goals are presented during League of Corportate Foundations forum on July 15. Photo by Danielle Nakpil / Rappler ‘Now is the time to move beyond good will and advocacy and show leadership, innovation, and share resources,’ says UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Ola Almgren
MANILA, Philippines (July 18, 2016) — Just like all correctional facilities in the Philippines, the Naga City Jail looked no different. The women inmates lived in cramped prison cells with barely no
Continue reading Social enterprises means to achieving SDGs Major UN report warns heat stress suffered by factory and field workers will devastate health and reduce productivity
April 28, 2016 — Workers in fields and factories face an epidemic of heat-related injuries that will devastate their health, income and productivity as climate change takes hold, a major UN report has warned.
Continue reading Workers face ‘epidemic of heat-related injuries’ due to climate change PEOPLE POWER. Investing in education will help sustain growth in the region according to a UNDP study. Photo by Joshua Ruizo If countries do not start planning for this demographic change, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — Nations in the Asia-Pacific region should capitalize on the rapid growth and development of its fast-changing population if they want to achieve sustainable growth. This was the key recommendation of the United Nations
Continue reading Invest in people to sustain growth in Asia-Pacific NEW MMDA CHIEF. Lawyer Emerson Carlos, new MMDA chief, explains Oplan Metro Yakal PLUS. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the ‘Big One’, the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated
MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 18, 2015) — “Earthquakes don’t kill people. It’s poor planning and communication,” said United Nations Development Programme country director Titon Mitra during the launch of Oplan Metro Yakal PLUS on Friday, October 18.
Continue reading MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake contingency plan Main image: COP21 plenary. Credit: UNFCCC.
December 10, 2015 — More than 38,000 delegates are currently in Paris for the COP21 climate talks. These participants are here to represent countries, but also UN agencies, charities, campaign groups, universities, companies and media organizations.
Continue reading Which countries have sent the most delegates to COP21 COP21. The Paris climate talks are crucial in achieving an agreement to meet the target of 2°C. Image from Shutterstock
November 30, 2015 — As world leaders converge on Paris from 30 November to 11 December, the importance of arriving at an ambitious yet implementable agreement on climate change action has been graphically underlined by the fact that,
Continue reading Paris and its climate legacy for future generations APPEAL. A typhoon victims appeals for aid along the road leading to Dolores, Eastern Samar. Photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 24, 2015) — Climate change is more than a phenomenon happening to our environment. It calls for an overhaul of what human society values the most.
Continue reading UNDP Asia chief - To curb climate crisis, time to rethink values ROAD TO PARIS. Fifty-year old Dulphing Ogan, a Lumad from Southern Philippines, will join a delegation of indigenous peoples from Asia that will fly to Paris, France in December 2015 for the climate summit. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Sept. 24, 2015) — It started over coffee like how mornings in his village begin.
Continue reading A Lumad begins journey to Paris #COP21 NEW COMMISSIONER. Emmanuel M. de Guzman, the country’s new Climate Change Commissioner, has 20 years of experience in disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. Photo from LinkedIn
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 27, 2015) — A disaster risk reduction expert is now among the ranks of Philippine Climate Change Commissioners.
Continue reading 3rd Philippine Climate Change Commissioner appointed