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The Economics of Nature: Using Natural Resource Valuation to Strengthen Conservation and Resilience

Posted on November 19, 2020

How much does the environment cost? Answering this question is quite contentious, given the debate on whether nature can be assigned a monetary value. The contention against the “financialization” of nature is primarily grounded on potential abuse by polluters, especially those with the capacity to pay for their destructive activities even if the damage done is irreparable (Ouma et al., 2018). The discussion on economics cannot be completely ignored in conservation though, given its impact to the livelihood of the community.

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Bantay Bukid Volunteers: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Frontliners in Panigan-Tamugan Watershed

Posted on November 19, 2020

Watersheds play a vital role in sustaining our communities and the biodiversity within. They provide drinking water, food, air for humans and wildlife, and support habitat for plants and animals. Additionally, watersheds affect everyone’s lives especially on the health aspect. Hence, it is important to protect, preserve, and rehabilitate the watersheds.

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2020 National RAC-Partners-EAP Meeting

Posted on November 19, 2020

In order to better respond to the intensifying crisis on climate and biodiversity, FPE decided to adopt the theme: #Climate and Biodiversity Crisis: Realities, Reflections, and Actions for its major CSO consultative event held every two years—the National Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)-Partners-Experts Advisory Pool (EAP) Meeting.

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Understanding Climate Rationale and Developing Climate Change Portfolio with and for CSOs: The FPE Experience

Posted on November 18, 2020

The FPE has successfully initiated the learning sessions on climate financing and climate rationale as well as inputs to crafting of project portfolio on climate change for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as its seeks accreditation as a Direct Access Entity. Through a series of CSO consultations on GCF in 2019, FPE gathered a total of 157 people from National to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao islands. One hundred thirty three (133) leaders representing 111 CSOs discussed about climate rationale and how does one differentiate “traditional” biodiversity conservation initiatives to factor in the new realities brought about by a changing climate.

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Heeding the Call to Care for our Common Home through Church Eco-Convergence

Posted on November 18, 2020

Globally, calls for greater commitment of countries to address climate change have become stronger. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change expresses the urgency for collective efforts to curb poverty and environment deterioration. This call reverberated to environment groups, civil society organizations, peoples’ organizations, education and business sectors, faith-based organizations, and communities at-risk.

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Enhancing Biodiversity through Social Enterprise: PCART’s initiatives in San Vicente-Roxas-Taytay

Posted on November 18, 2020

Approximately 2 million international tourists flock to Palawan every year. The most visited attractions in the province include the UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site of Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), and the breath-taking lagoons in El Nido and Coron. Aside from the white sands, clear waters, and picturesque landscape, Palawan is also known for its rich biodiversity – marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

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