The Philippines is a battleground—the frontlines in the fight against climate change. A UN report says its 7,100 islands rank third in the world in terms of vulnerability and climate risk. After destructive typhoons and unexpected weather disturbances, Filipinos are coming together with systems to cope. Still, it’s not enough. Senior negotiator Bernarditas Mueller tells the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) ongoing in Doha that she “cannot sit here and allow only those interests of developed countries to prevail, demanding more mitigation from developing countries in the face of very low ambitions of developed countries.” The UNFCCC enters its second day.
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