Ahead of the Debate: Elevating Environmental Policy

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase-ADRi More than a month into the national campaign period, the electorate has yet to be presented with any concrete environmental agenda from those aspiring to succeed the Aquino administration. Instead, the environment has been dragged into sideline smear campaigns linking one candidate to an alleged patron who masterminds an illegal and… Read More

Last Chance to Save the World

Atty. Ysan Castillo, ADR Institute Environment Fellow and Secretary General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST),  ADRi’s CSO Partner. World leaders hail the climate deal reached in Paris, with the general sentiment about the agreement being a landmark pact for the environment and the benefit of future generations. Indeed, the call for decisive action… Read More

Climate Justice and Sound Use of Climate Finance

Atty. Ysan Castillo, ADR Institute Environment Fellow and Secretary General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST),  ADRi’s CSO Partner As nations gather in Paris for the Conference of Parties 21 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), emotions ran high with rallies staged around the world calling for decisive action against climate change. World leaders… Read More

A Step Towards Self Regulation

Atty. Ysan Castillo, ADR Institute Environment Fellow and Secretary General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST),  ADRi’s CSO Partner What is “responsible mining?” This question often takes center stage during debates between pro and anti-mining quarters. There is really no established definition, but hardliners against mining would argue that no such thing exists, at least in the… Read More

All Nations Must Unite VS. Climate Change

Atty. Ysan Castillo, ADR Institute Environmental Fellow and Secretary General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) Recently, we have been swamped with news reports warning that the current drought due to El Niño will be the worst since the 1997-1998 episode. In fact, PAGASA expects nearly all the provinces of the country to be affected by the… Read More

National Resources Stuck in Regulatory Gridlock

Prof. Dindo Manhit, President at the Stratbase ADR Institute The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines and allied industries of mining are holding this year’s Mining Philippines International Conference to again gather global experts and distinguished delegates in a three day forum to exchange  insights on current issues and concerns confronting Philippine mining. The theme “Building… Read More