Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to 'clarify things' and 'get more clarity on what the President wants'
(3rd UPDATE) Antonio La Viña, a veteran of international climate talks, also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations
Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017
The Climate Change Commission needs to disburse about P2 billion ($43.4 million) of this special fund
'It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait,' says Emmanuel De Guzman, vice chair of the Climate Change Commission
The Philippines current commitments include 70% carbon mitigation by 2030. All of these commitments, however, are conditional.
As president, he will chair the Climate Change Commission, which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations
Those of us in Le Bourget the evening of December 12, 2015, were genuinely happy with what we have achieved but we were also acutely aware that the hard work must continue in the years ahead
Servant leadership, dedication, discipline and adaptive management characterized Secretary de Guzman’s work in Paris. The result was a cohesive and united Team Philippines.
The Philippines also pledges to bring Filipinos together and engage them in building disaster-resilient communities
'Despite diversity and divergence, we have found common ground. The Paris Agreement is a monumental feat of humanity,' says head of Philippine delegation Emmanuel de Guzman
'Paris has given us 1.5°C to survive and to thrive,' says head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman. 'Thank you, Paris'
Move over croissants, omelettes and crepes. The Philippine delegation prefers good ol' Batangas-style chicken while waiting for the release of the UN climate deal.
They fly to Paris, France, to ensure that the Philippines' interests are represented in a landmark international climate change agreement
'We are an important player here. In fact, we are considered the face of climate vulnerability,' the Philippines' lead negotiator says
Emmanuel de Guzman is a disaster risk reduction expert who has worked with the United Nations. His term as commissioner will end in February 2016.