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PH leads call for innovative climate finance for vulnerable countries

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The Philippines needs to get support for data gathering and capacity building, says Senator Loren Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The global economic cost may be more than 2 trillion by 2030 according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

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Fiji cyclone highlights urgency in ratifying Paris climate deal – group

Feb 24, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Climate Vulnerable Forum: This is another painful reminder of why global action on climate change is so urgent and vital

FLATTENED. A handout imaged obtained o February 21, 2016 shows scenes of Tropical Cyclone Winston's destruction in Ba, Fiji. Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on February 20, 2016. Naziah Ali / Handout/EPA

Part 2: The Philippines' influence on the Paris Agreement

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM

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

SCENE OF ACTION. The fate of humanity will depend on whether countries can agree on a climate change action plan in Paris this December. Photo by Guilliaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Some vulnerable countries accept 'compromise' on 1.5°C warming cap

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

As COP21 enters its final stretch some nations say they can accept new wording on the draft deal s warming limit

MARATHON TALKS. Members of delegations watch a meeting of country negotiators facilitated by COP21 president and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on the early morning December 11, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: PH pushes for exact amount in climate funds

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:10 PM

One of the most vulnerable countries in the world the Philippines wants the world s solid commitment to help fund programs to protect its citizens against climate change impacts

CLIMATE DIPLOMACY. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje delivers the Philippine statement during a high-level meeting on December 8, 2015 during COP21. Screenshot from UN webcast

'Hear our islands': Reflections on the climate march in Canada

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Two Filipina migrant scholars in Canada join the climate march in Vancouver How can Filipinos do transnational work together for climate justice?

#NowPH: For Maria Letizia Dantes and her generation

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21 after giving this speech in Paris

#NOWPH IN PARIS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III joins Commissioner Dingdong Dantes of the National Youth Commission in the symbolic presentation of the #NowPH voices to Annick Girardin, Secretary of State for the Development of France. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

3 million Filipino voices heard at #COP21 in Paris

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21

COP21: Aquino, other leaders told to get act together

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine delegation at COP21 in Paris welcomes the UN climate official s call as the hard work begins

Aquino's Paris climate speech 'hopeful but cautious' – adviser

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Adviser Nereus Acosta: He is hopeful It’s also signaling that the Manila Call to Action was a serious call for the world

AQUINO IN PARIS. President Benigno S. Aquino III greets French officials upon arrival at the Le Bourget Airport on November 29, 2015, for his participation in the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

COP21: Aquino to share PH experience in disasters

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

At the COP21 summit Aquino will share the Philippine experience in surviving natural disasters made stronger by the effects of climate change

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri, troops the line during the send-off ceremonies at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal II in Pasay City on Sunday (November 29, 2015) to attend the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France; for the Official Visit to Italy; and the Formal Visit to the Holy See. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

UNDP Asia chief: To curb climate crisis, time to rethink values

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:41 PM

What s at stake for developing climate vulnerable countries like the Philippines in the UN climate summit in Paris? The UN s Haoliang Xu says a lot

Renowned climate scientist: 1.5°C goal ‘difficult but morally correct’

Nov 10, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Sticking to the 2°C climate goal is a message to vulnerable countries that we cannot protect you says renowned climate expert Dr Saleemul Huq

AFTER THE STORM. A village in Bangaga, Davao Oriental is left lifeless by Typhoon Pablo. Photo by John Javellana

Meeting in PH: 20 countries hardest hit by climate change

Nov 09, 2015 - 3:33 PM

These 20 countries stand to lose the most if the UN climate talks in December fail to reach an ambitious climate agreement

GOAL FOR ALL. Climate Commissioner Emmanuel de Guzman speaks in behalf of the Philippines and other vulnerable countries on urgent climate action during the Bonn climate talks in October 2015. File photo from Renee Juliene Karunungan

Philippines, 12 Asian countries set agenda for climate talks

May 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The countries identify 10 action points ahead of next week s climate discussions in Bonn Germany

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters take part in the 'People's Climate March' in Central London, Britain, 21 September 2014. File Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

PH leads call for more ambitious climate change goal

May 05, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Tropical countries most affected by global warming want the world s climate goal to limit warming to 1 5°C instead of the current goal of 2°C

WATER CRISIS. A file photo taken in July 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water during a period of drought when the United Nations declared a famine in several parts Somalia. File photo by Tony KARUMBA/AFP