The number of indigenous people in the Philippines remains unknown, but it is estimated to be between 10% to 20% of the 110 million national population. Mostly subsistence farmers, herders, fishers, and hunters, the IPs have millennia of collective knowledge about the ecology of the surroundings. With such knowledge and experience, even tiny changes in … Continue reading Correcting Historical Injustices for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Welfare
Month: Oct 2020
At kung hindi mo na kayang pasanin ang sakit na dulot ng aking paglisan— hayaan mong sagipin ka minsan ng ating mga alaala. Hindi ko sila iniwan sa iyo para lang parusahan ka. Ngunit saan man sa pagitan nitong ilang milyang kalungkutan, balang araw, mapupulot mo rin ang mga kasagutan. Sa ngayon, hayaan mo akong … Continue reading 121020
Strengthen forest conservation worldwide to address climate change, protect wildlife
Forests cover one third of the planet’s land mass, with 1.6 billion people depend on it for their food, shelter, livelihood and medicine, among others. Wildfire breakouts were recorded in various areas around the world, including in Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, California and Colorado in USA, and even in the Amazon rainforests … Continue reading Strengthen forest conservation worldwide to address climate change, protect wildlife
Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.
In recent decades, the world has made significant progress in improving agricultural productivity. Yet, the food systems are still out of balance. Hunger, obesity, environmental degradation, loss of agro-biological diversity, food loss and waste and a lack of security for food chain workers are only some of the issues that underlie this imbalance. According to … Continue reading Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.
E-waste are described as discarded electrical or electronic devices. Globally, the quantum of e-waste generated annually is rising at an unprecedented rate. Various factors including increasing consumerism, rapid technological innovations, digitalization and growing population are some of the reasons that have led to this unparalleled growth. However, a report expressed concerns that recycling activities are … Continue reading E-wastes
Given the rapid acceleration of climate change and human impacts, rainforests around the world are facing unprecedented threats towards biodiversity, carbon capture, and climate stabilization. Although rainforests only take up 6% of the Earth’s surface, these are some of the most vital ecosystems on the planet. Home to over half of the world’s plant and … Continue reading Rainforests
Housing For All: A Better Urban Future
Achieving sustainable development and green recovery simultaneously while providing shelter and basic amenities and improving the conditions of every human settlement is important. The pandemic has created an awareness that cities and local governments around the world can move towards eliminating inequalities and poverty levels and providing access to basic amenities like shelter, food, and … Continue reading Housing For All: A Better Urban Future