Tag Archives: united states agency for international development

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

senator loren legarda
CLIMATE TREATY. Senator Loren Legarda says she is confident that the Senate will concur in the ratification of the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Photo by Camille Elemia

Senator Loren Legarda, who is set to sponsor the measure, is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — The Senate eyes to complete the final step to make the Philippines a signatory to the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Continue reading Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

tacloban city after super typhoon yolanda (haiyan)
AFTERMATH. Tacloban City after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left a trail of destruction in 2013. Rappler file photo

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4,000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — Vice President Leni Robredo, who chairs the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said Monday, November 7, that they aim to complete resettlement sites for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) by 2018.  Continue reading Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

The carbon counters, tracking emissions in a post-Paris world

bangladesh's air pollution
organizations are using online courses to train a new breed of green accountants capable of the complex task
As the Paris climate deal requires developing countries to monitor their emissions, organizations are using online courses to train a new breed of green accountants capable of the complex task

March 9, 2016 — Michael Gillenwater is so tired he is mixing up his words, worn out from weeks of conference calls with the United Nations, the German government, and more. “I’m exhausted,” he Continue reading The carbon counters, tracking emissions in a post-Paris world

Experts warn PH Don’t underestimate ISIS

insurgents
Image by Rappler.com
In the age of ISIS and lone wolf attacks, is it even helpful to distinguish between what are ‘ISIS-directed’ and ‘ISIS-inspired’ activities?

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — ISIS or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as IS, ISIL, or its loose Arabic acronym, Da’esch, is set to exploit homegrown conflicts in Southeast Asia, Continue reading Experts warn PH Don’t underestimate ISIS