climate resilience - updates

Rappler's latest stories on climate resilience


Rising from Yolanda, island town of Pilar aims for climate resilience

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The town of Pilar is striving to protect its natural ecosystems – from the forests in the uplands to the coral reefs in the sea – as a way of shielding the vulnerable coastal community from the impact of climate change.

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

People’s lives have practically worsened says Wilhelmina Pelegrina Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

Senatorial bets: Stronger LGUs, green tech for disaster-resilient PH

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Senatorial bets Rafael Alunan III Lorna Kapunan and Francis Tolentino discuss how they plan to help communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc across Central Philippines in 2013, displacing thousands of families. Rappler photo

How a field school helps farmers end food insecurity

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:34 PM

What to do when a town that is the rice granary of Sorsogon is vulnerable to disasters and natural calamities?

LGUs frustrated over delayed use of People’s Survival Fund

May 30, 2015 - 1:22 PM

As climate change and disasters have a huge negative impact on agriculture how do our local chief executives respond to this reality?

AGREEMENT SIGNING. LGUs, Rice Watch Network and PAGASA signed a memorandum of agreement to build weather stations and to build climate resiliency field school in their towns. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Yoga for a climate-resilient Philippines

Nov 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Join a series of yoga workshops led by experts Mark and Joanne Darby All proceeds go towards building a more climate resilent Philippines

Too few inspectors to ensure disaster-ready buildings in PH

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:20 PM

With too few building officials and too many building permits to process substandard buildings get approved

READY FOR CALAMITY? Many buildings, including government buildings, did not survive Typhoon Yolanda's battering winds and the storm surges it caused. Photo by Andrew Robles

Obama proposes $1-B climate protection fund

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The fund is intended to finance research into better understanding of projected impacts of climate change

NEW TECH. US President Barack Obama includes in the budget funding for new technologies to help communities prepare for a changing climate. File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Time to make the PH stadium typhoon-proof

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Yolanda shows that now more than ever the country needs to invest in storm proof climate resilient architecture

BUILT TO LAST. The Tacloban City Convention Center withstood the force of Typhoon Yolanda and serves as an evacuation center for victims. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Reducing the risk of disasters

May 29, 2013 - 5:21 PM

Scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change say that climate change will make disasters more intense and frequent