Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

January 27, 2014

In an impassioned speech, Legarda, a former TV presenter and United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia – Pacific, described the existential significance of increased investments in renewable energy, particularly in countries affected by climate change such as the Philippines. If global warming continues as it has, Legarda stressed, the country will have to reckon with a catastrophic impact on a massive on economic growth, food security and public health. Rice harvests could decline by 75% by the end of the century, shrinking the gross national product by 3% and diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dengue fever could spread to epidemic proportions.

– Hans-Christoph Neidlein, PV Magazine

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