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Climate Media Labs hold special session to help participants reach out to younger Filipinos

A climate media fellowship held a special session to help advocates build and launch awareness campaigns that will reach out and appeal to younger Filipinos.  On its eighth and final session scheduled in late September, the Climate Media Labs organized a webinar entitled “Developing Campaigns for Young Audiences.” The webinar was designed to assist participants…

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UN Child Rights Committee rules that countries bear cross-border responsibility for harmful impact of climate change

GENEVA – In a historic ruling on the harmful effects of climate change on children’s rights, the Child Rights Committee has found that a State party can be held responsible for the negative impact of its carbon emissions on the rights of children both within and outside its territory. The Child Rights Committee (CRC) published its ruling…

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The “I” in Voting

The doers and sufferers have been familiar with the term “Climate Crisis” in recent years. But what is it really? It’s the maturity of humanity’s little baby called “climate change.” It’s so normalized that it’s commercialized by the corporate world, which is also the same world that contributes a huge chunk to this crisis. It’s…

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Cascades of Change

Grassroots movement have sprouted all over the world in an attempt to push for their respective advocacies. Many would say that this is the power of collective action. What we call the “bottom-up” approach consists of these tiny sparks of change at a local level that brings about ripples that eventually drive the decision-makers to…

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Can Voting Halt Climate Crisis?

All things come with a price tag and you have to decide whether you’re willing to pay the cost. It began this way: Inside the comfort of your living room, you’re watching the television. You face the news with trepidation as you found out that fifty years from now, the planet you’re living in will…

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As COVID-19 hits tourism, popular snorkeling spot in Coron finds ways to thrive

When the Philippines started implementing lockdowns due to the pandemic last year, the tourism industry was among those hardly hit. Siete Pecados Marine Park (SPMP), a 153-hectare community-managed eco-tourism spot in Coron, Palawan, was no exception. Since quarantine restrictions were put in place last year, SPMP has not generated income, even during the summer months…