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COP21’s blue carbon trades are not climate mitigation mechanisms but privatization Trojan horse – fisherfolk group

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COP21’s blue carbon trades are not climate mitigation mechanisms but privatization Trojan horse – fisherfolk group

Manila, Philippines – The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) reject the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21)’s blue carbon investments, saying this will not mitigate the climate change, but rather, it is just another face of foreign plunder to the marine resources.

The COP21 will be held from November 30 to December 11 in Paris which will be attended by state leaders including President Aquino.

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Pamalakaya urges Tacloban fishers to defy no-build zone policy

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Pamalakaya urges Tacloban fishers to defy no-build zone policy 
Manila, Philippines- The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday urged fisherfolk survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City and other parts of Leyte and  Eastern Samar to defy the no-build zone policy currently implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Post-‘Yolanda’ rebuilding to take five years

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MANILA, Philippines—Rebuilding areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that killed thousands mostly in Eastern Visayas will take up to five years and cost more than $2 billion, officials said Saturday.

The comments came as the death toll from “Yolanda”, one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the country, continued to rise.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 5,632 people had been confirmed dead while 1,759 were still missing following the category five storm earlier this month.

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