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DENR and UNDP launch Initiative to Strengthen Access and Benefits Sharing of Philippine Genetic Resources

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines launched a flagship multisectoral…  


Multistakeholder partnership launched to support expansion of solar energy facility in Pamilacan Island, Bohol

Through a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing that signifies the fruition of a multistakeholder collaboration for local community development, the Pamilacan Island off the coast of Bohol…  


Mapping and Analysis of Vulnerable Groups (MAVG) in the Philippines

The said study—which gathered insights of vulnerable individuals throughout the country’s Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao regions—sought to support digital readiness in terms of climate and disaster…  


An Experiment on Satellite Remote Sensing of Plastic Waste in Pasig River

Together with the Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS) and supported by the Japan Innovation Network (JIN), the UNDP Philippines Accelerator Lab (ALabPH) embarked in a project to build a…  


The Numbers Are Breathing: The Case of Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Bicol

How does long-term economic resilience look like in practice? Thrown like some special ribbon, “resilience” has found its place in the vernacular of the development sector. Amidst the ruins left by…  


Enabling the Enablers: How to inspire youth to get involved in Climate Action

In a world where everyone is connected, what does it take to create an enabling environment that inspires young individuals to get involved in climate action? What can stir the youth of today to move…  


Recovery through Resilient Livelihoods: The Fisherfolks of Bacacay

When 64-year-old fisher Julian Bata and his wife woke up in the wee hours of the morning on November 1, 2020, they were drawn into sharp consciousness by the violent howling of the wind against their…  


[OPED] “Healing Nature Through Ecosystem Restoration"

In celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are calling for bold actions to…  


Bringing the Environment back into our Understanding of Inclusive Innovation

While there is a rich and advancing understanding of inclusive innovation in these various social dimensions, engagement with the environment has been neglected. Inclusive innovation seems to be…  


Making Sustainable Mobility Sustainable

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we move. Starting with lockdowns and an initial halt on public transport, the Philippine government through its many instrumentalities adopted other measures to…  

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