Philippine resort city chooses ‘morally correct’ low-carbon path - News Summed Up

Philippine resort city chooses ‘morally correct’ low-carbon path


By Rina Chandran / Thomson Reuters Foundation, PUERTO PRINCESA, PhilippinesWhen Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoon damp — and the high cost of electricity. “Many guests are also mindful and appreciate the fact that we are zero carbon. Around the world, cities are at the frontline of the battle to curb emissions, as urbanization surges. More than 70 cities have pledged to become zero carbon by mid-century. Admittedly, Puerto Princesa is a smaller city, with a population of 223,000 people, according to the 2010 census.


Source: Taipei Times October 08, 2018 15:56 UTC



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