BIODIVERSITY FRIENDLY ENTERPRISES

 BIODIVERSITY FRIENDLY ENTERPRISES

16-05-11--Biodiversity-friendly-enterprises-webBiodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Mundita S. Lim (left), together with Sta. Teresita, Cagayan Mayor Lolita Garcia (right) and BMB Assistant Director Antonio C. Manila, leads the opening of the exhibit featuring products from biodiversity-friendly enterprises (insets) on Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  The exhibit is part of the national celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD), observed every 22nd day of May.  This year’s IDBD theme is:  “Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.” 







 

 

PhilCCAP Turnover

 

PhilCCAP TURNOVER 

PhilCAP3-webEnvironment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P.  Paje (2nd from left) receives from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) Climate Data Division Chief Rosalina de Guzman (left) and Bureau of Soils and Water Management Laboratory Services Division Chief Dr. Gina Nilo (2nd from right) knowledge products on climate change developed with the assistance of the Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP) to improve the country's ability to adapt to the effects of climate change. Other knowledge products produced are the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan of Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape Management and the Interim Report on Pilot Testing the Feasibility of Weather Index-Based Crop Insurance Application. Joining them is DENR Assistant Secretary for Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Rommel R.  Abesamis (right). ###





 

 

 

 

 

FULL SUPPORT FOR PROTECTED AREAS

 

FULL SUPPORT FOR PROTECTED AREAS

16-04-07--Full-support-for-protected-areas-webSenator Loren Legarda, chair of Senate Committee on Finance and Climate Change, commits "full moral, environmental and financial support" to all stakeholders for the enactment of the expanded NIPAS or National Integrated Protected Area System, encouraging stakeholders to work harder to increase the number of protected areas and rehabilitate the degraded ones through multi-stakeholder partnerships.  Legarda made the commitment in her keynote speech during the 2nd National Protected Area Conference held 26 April 2016 in Mandaluyong City.  ### 







 

GUIDEBOOK TO PROTECTED AREAS IN THE PHL

 

GUIDEBOOK TO PROTECTED AREAS IN THE PHL

16-04-08--Guidebook-to-Protected-Areas-in-the-PHL-webRepresenting Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, DENR Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones (center), together with Senator Loren Legarda, DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon C. Davis, Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim and ASEAN Center for Biodiversity Executive Director Roberto Oliva (to Leones’s right) lead guests and participants in launching the Guidebook to Protected Areas in the Philippines during the 2nd National Protected Area Conference in Mandaluyong City. The guidebook features the country’s natural assests at their finest. It aims to highlight the environmental, historical, and cultural significance of protected areas, including ecotourism sites, and descriptions of unique and endemic species, geological formations and rich habitats. ###



 

 

ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES FROM PROTECTED AREAS

 

ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES FROM PROTECTED AREAS

16-04-06--Ecosystems-services-from-protected-areas-webDENR Undersecretary for Environment and International Environmental Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones underscores the contributions of protected areas in sustaining ecosystems services and benefits during the 2nd National Protected Area National Conference in Mandaluyong City.  Leones, who represented DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje in the conference, likewise shared new paradigms and good practices in protected area management. Around 200 protected area managers, stakeholders from local government units, international partner organizations, representatives from indigeneous communities and civil society attended the event organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR. ### 






 

 

 

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION EXHIBIT

 

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION EXHIBIT

16-04-07--Biodiversity-conservation-exhibit-webSenate Climate Change Committee Chair Senator Loren Legarda and DENR Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance Corazon C. Davis (right) lead the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the exhibit that showcases the biodiversity conservation programs of the DENR-BMB and its partner organizations, including Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, GIZ and Foundation for the Philippine Environment.  The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the 2nd National Protected Area Conference held in Mandaluyong City from April 26 to 28. Joining them are Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita Lim (2nd from left), ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Executive Director Roberto Oliva (left) and Ms. Universe 2013 3rd runner-up Ariella Arida. ### 






 

 

 

 

DENR LEADS EARTH DAY COVENANT SIGNING

 

DENR LEADS EARTH DAY COVENANT SIGNING

16-04-05--DENR-leads-covenant-signing-webThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), represented by Assistant Secretary for Planning Michelle Angelica Go, leads the Covenant Signing to highlight the country’s  support for the Paris Agreement during the Earth Day celebration held at the DENR Social Hall on April 22. Other signatories to the covenant were Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., Climate Change Commission, other government agencies  and non-government organizations and advocacy groups. The Philippines pledged to support the Agreement by doing its share to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. #### 






 

PH SIGNS PARIS AGREEMENT

PH SIGNS PARIS AGREEMENT

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With special authority from President Aquino, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje signs for and behalf of the Republic of the Philippines the landmark Paris climate agreement during the high level signing ceremony held April 22 at the UN headquarters in New York. Paje also delivered the Philippine statement underscoring its commitment to meet its pledge through the implementation of the national climate action plan and integration of climate change in the national and local development plans and budgets, even as he appealed to world leaders to work together for the full implementation of the climate agreement. ### 








 

 

 

 

PAJE DELIVERS PH STATEMENT ON PARIS AGREEMENT

PAJE DELIVERS PH STATEMENT ON PARIS AGREEMENT

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje delivers the Philippine statement during the high level signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement held April 22 at the UN headquarters in New York.  Paje said the Philippines, a highly vulnerable developing nation, has already taken steps to pursue national actions to address climate change through its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC).  Paje signed the Paris agreement by virtue of a special authority from President Aquino. ### 














 

PWD EMPLOYEE ‘RESCUED’

PWD EMPLOYEE ‘RESCUED’

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Members of the DENR responding team evacuate a Person with Disability (PWD) employee from the second floor of the DENR main building during the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday.   The activity was also in line with the Department's commitment in its EMS Health and Wellness Program to promote awareness and preparedness among employees during emergencies and disasters. A total of 846 employees participated in the activity. ### 








 

 

DENR EARTHQUAKE DRILL

DENR EARTHQUAKE DRILL

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Members of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Team (DRRMT) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) place a "victim" on a stretcher before moving him to the designated evacuation area during the nationwide earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Capt. Joebert Q. Tolentino, Jr., chief of the Training and Response Office of the Disaster and Emergency Responders International (not in photo), who oversaw the activity, said the evacuation clocked in five minutes and 32 seconds, well within the ideal time of seven minutes from the end of the siren until the last person passed through the safe zone. ###