Posts tagged with 'Philippines'
6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action
6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action
Cyclone Amphan slammed into countries surrounding the Sea of Bengal this May. The storm was the second most powerful the region has seen in two decades, affecting over 12 million people in four countries. In Bangladesh, the water surged up to 4 ...
What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change
What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
Faced with Relocation, the People of One Philippine City Designed Their Own Climate-Resilient Neighborhood
Faced with Relocation, the People of One Philippine City Designed Their Own Climate-Resilient Neighborhood
In Pasig City, Philippines, southeast of Manila, there’s an apartment complex with whitewashed walls and colorful trim. It’s an unassuming set of buildings, but a globally important one. The Manggahan Low Rise Building Project is a climate-resilient building, meant to ...
Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders
Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders
“Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason, to highlight how climate change disproportionately affects the disenfranchised. Economically, politically and socially vulnerable communities feel climate impacts first and hardest. They have fewer ...
'Open Traffic' Provides Unprecedented Data to Urban Policymakers
'Open Traffic' Provides Unprecedented Data to Urban Policymakers
Cities are complex and fast changing organisms, especially in low- and middle-income countries where rapid population growth, urbanization and technological advances are creating a dynamic mix of opportunity and challenge. One major issue facing many cities is road safety. On ...
3 Reasons Renewable Energy Is Poised to Take Off in Developing Nations
3 Reasons Renewable Energy Is Poised to Take Off in Developing Nations
You often hear about renewable energy success stories in cities in the developed world – places like Vancouver, which has committed to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources before 2050, or San Diego, which has promised to ...
Mayor Mary Jane Ortega on Communicating and Educating in the Philippines
Mayor Mary Jane Ortega on Communicating and Educating in the Philippines
Mary Jane Ortega was formerly the mayor of San Fernando, a coastal city located about 270 km from Manila, in the Philippines.  During her mayorship, Ortega earned several awards for her achievements in city management and – despite leaving the ...
A type of fine particulate matter, black carbon causes millions of premature deaths in cities worldwide and is considered the second most important human emission contributing to climate change. Photo by Eduardo M.C./Flickr.
Cities fighting black carbon to achieve public health and climate benefits
Black carbon – a short-lived climate pollutant emitted into the air by incomplete combustion of fuels – is a both major contributor to climate change and a concern for public health in cities. At the global scale, black carbon has ...
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Transport takes center stage at Asia Low Emission Development Strategies Forum in Manila
The transport sector is the fastest growing major contributor to global climate change – it accounts for 23% of energy related CO2 emissions. In Asia, CO2 emissions are expected to experience a three- to five-fold increase by 2030 compared to ...
Tricycles are a source of air pollution and health hazards in Manila. Photo by digitalpimp.
Cleaning-up the air with electric tricycles in Manila, Philippines
This article was edited on March 22, 2013. With over 3.5 million currently in operation, the motorized tricycle – a close cousin of the ubiquitous motorized rickshaw seen zipping through the streets of India and throughout Southeast Asia – is an icon on ...
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution.
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 31: World Urban Forum, Air Pollution Spike, Harbin Bridge Collapse
TheCityFix Picks, August 31: World Urban Forum, Air Pollution Spike, Harbin Bridge Collapse
  Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health ...
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with the Philippine Department of Energy, has begun implementing a plan to introduce as many as 100,000 electric tricycles to the streets of the Philippines by 2020. Tricycles, smoke-belching and inexpensive three-wheeled vehicles found ...
Asian Development Bank Supports E-Trikes as Public Transit in Manila
Asian Development Bank Supports E-Trikes as Public Transit in Manila
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III transferred 20 electric tricycles (e-trikes) to the City of Mandaluyong today as an initial effort to reduce air pollution and move closer to energy independence. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding the project ...
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