Building sector NAMA in the Philippines

Photo Courtesy of CCC On August 4, 2017, the Climate Change Commission, National Housing Authority, and the Philippine Green Building Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will facilitate the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for the building sector and promotion of green buildings in the country. The...

Philippines gets ready to access the Green Climate Fund

GIZ, through the SupportCCC II project, participated in the Philippines’ first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Orientation and Prioritization Tool Inception Workshop to advance understanding and coordination of GCF financing activities in the country. The workshop was organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the country’s National Designated...

Saving the Mekong Delta

18/03/2017 – by Severin Peters, Christian Henckes Climate change has a dramatic impact on the Mekong Delta, the “rice bowl of Vietnam”. Official studies suggest that by the year 2100, up to 39 % of the region could be inundated by the ocean, which would have serious consequences not only for its...

Cleaning up the economy

By Anchalee Kongrut Workers check on solar panels in Chuzhou in Anhui province of China. China is committing US$361 billion to renewable power generation by 2020. Photo Caption:China Daily via Reuters Increasing strains placed on resources and the environment will compel Asia to join the global drive toward cleaner and sustainable...

GIZ CLIMATE ROADMAP 2017-2021

By Evelyn Añago Climate change poses the most pressing threat to the world today, according to the 2017 Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum. GIZ is positioning itself strategically to be at the forefront of global action against climate change, especially because the German government and other commissioning...

World Environment Day 5 June

View of Lake Bunyonyi from a nearby hilltop (Kabale, Uganda - 2016). UN Photo/MjG Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race...

Thai Government Promotes Low-Emission Rice Farming

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, plan shift from conventional to low-emission rice farming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 26 per cent over the 5-year span of a project to be funded by the multi-donor Nationally Appropriate...