The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) happening in Glasgow, Scotland, is one of the very few COPs before 2030 – the point where if we do not halve our global emissions to keep the warming within 1.5 degrees C, the damage becomes irreversible.
Landmark global treaty will establish a level playing field, remove trade barriers that can pave the way for stronger legislation and implementation against plastic pollution, according to ten countries in Asia.
A group of small-scale tuna fishers and tuna processor-exporters were certified under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on October 19th, in a historical first for the Philippines.
A foodshed model is pre-fabricated, modular, and made of locally available materials with a production area of 60 square meters. Built with the support of various partners including BPI Foundation Inc., WWF-Philippines was able to establish a total of 44 foodsheds throughout the country, bringing food and livelihood security for many communities.
“The aim of ‘Project: KAGUBATAN’ is to use the power of art to make an impact for our watersheds and forests in the Philippines,” organizer Gab Mejia, National Geographic Explorer and World Wide Fund (WWF) Philippines National Youth Council (NYC) Member, said.
The World Wide Fund for Nature launched Bangkulis: Tuna Tales from Hook to Cook, a coffee table book commemorating a decade of sustainable fisheries work in the Philippines in a virtual event held on October 1, 2021.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement at the UN General Assembly that the country will not build new coal-fired power plants abroad is a significant step towards a future that is coal-free, WWF-Philippines said.
WWF-Philippines is calling for the increased protection of river ecosystems in the country following a new global study that found that over 260,000 kilometers of free-flowing rivers are at risk of being disrupted; equivalent to going around the Earth’s equator 6.5 times.
Truly, there is much to be discovered in the vast underwater world, and 17-year old photographer Ganden Medved-Po will give us a glimpse of its beauty as he unveils his “Life Below Water” ocean photography book.
The Filipino running community is in for another special challenge as the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) launches GO for Conservation: The WWF 60th Anniversary Virtual Run in partnership with Pinoy Fitness Atleta.