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Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Without trillions of dollars of investment in clean energy, the pact's goal to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels will remain a pipe dream

CLIMATE ADVOCATE. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the 'Tech for Planet' event at the 'Station F' start-up campus ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris on December 11, 2017. Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy – experts

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration with far reaching effects both in the United States and around the world

Climate activists rally, to urge politicians to stand against climate denial and hate, January 9, 2017 in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Lopez: PH has access to $3M from Green Climate Fund

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

We are a good investment for climate change says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Déjà vu: Why I am strongly against our signing the Paris climate deal

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The reality is that this is a deal crafted to suit the United States China and other big emitters

Children swim at the sea near houses constructed on the breakwater at Manila Bay on March 14, 2016. Families living beside the shore are vulnerable to storm surges during a typhoon. Former US vice-president Al Gore, who is visiting the Philippines as part of his crusade against climate change, has warned that storms will hit the Philippines with more strength and frequency due to the rising temperature of the atmosphere, leaving the archipelagic nation as one of the most vulnerable to typhoon-spawned waves and rising water levels. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Aquino's COP21 speech: What didn't make the cut?

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Failing to recognize the deep seated problems of climate change means we will fail in the search for genuine solutions

UN fund approves its first climate aid for poor nations

Nov 06, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The UN Green Climate Fund says in a statement its board approves 168 million 155 million euros for 8 projects in countries including Peru Malawi Senegal Bangladesh Fiji and Maldives

Why rich countries need to talk about the Philippines

May 25, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Will other G7 countries follow Germany s commitment to double climate finance for adaptation?

CLIMATE VULNERABLE. Climate justice activists consider vulnerable countries like the Philippines as a perfect example for rich countries to pour money in climate adaptation. File photo.

UN climate chief: Transport is future challenge for PH

Feb 27, 2015 - 9:04 PM

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the Philippines can follow the lead of other developing countries which have adopted a bus rapid transit

PUSHING FOR A CLIMATE DEAL. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says countries like the Philippines contribute to the debate on ways to curb climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Australia bows to pressure, pledges $165M to UN climate fund

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:42 PM

The government had previously indicated it was not interested in the fund but Prime Minister Tony Abbott says we ve seen things develop over the last few months

A general view of Hazelwood Power Station and cooling pond in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 2014. David Crosling/EPA

Climate pledges exceed $10B at Lima talks

Dec 10, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Finance is a touchy issue at the Lima negotiations where developing countries want wealthy economies to spell out their promised support as a sign of good faith in negotiations to forge a global climate pact by December 2015

In this file photo, Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund speaks a press conference with hosts, German environment minister and development minister at the development ministry in Berlin on November 20, 2014. Odd Andersen/AFP

Developing world may need annual $500B for climate by 2050 – UN

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The projected amount is as much as 5 times higher than previous estimates and significantly more than today s spending on climate adaptation

United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw (2-R), and his collaborators, present the first study on Breach Adaptation Adjustment of the UN's UNEP program at the Climate Change Summit of Lima (COP20) in Lima, Peru, 05 December 2014. EPA/Paolo Aguilar

UN climate talks open in Lima

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:19 AM

Gathering 195 states the 12 day meeting also has to agree on the pact s heart – a format for nations to make pledges to reduce Earth warming carbon pollution

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, delivers a speech during the opening of the the 20th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-20) at Lima, Peru, 01 December 2014. Paolo Aguilar/EPA

Climate talks to seek way to historic Paris pact

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:47 PM

UPDATED The 12 day talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC take place amid grim scientific warnings but also revived political interest in sealing a pact in Paris in December 2015

FOR THE EARTH. People attend a candlelight vigil organized by the Interfaith Council of Peru at a park in Lima, on November 30, 2014, just hours before the opening of Climate Change Conference hosted by the government of Peru. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Green Climate Fund hopes to raise billions in Berlin

Nov 20, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Hitting the initial financial goal for the so called Green Climate Fund would be seen as a key step ahead of international talks in Peru next month and in France a year later on slashing worldwide carbon emissions

POLLUTED AIR. A man cycles past cooling towers in Beijing, China, 05 August 2013. EPA/Diego Azubel

NGOs: UN Climate Summit not enough to change climate course

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:48 PM

We saw some positive signs but all in all the pledges were not ambitious enough to keep up with the demand of climate scientists and advocates alike

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calling for climate action in the world’s largest gathering on climate change from AFP.

On climate change: A message from NY to Paris

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Cooperative action could perhaps be the best bet to bring together in the words of President Aquino a global maximum effort that will deliver a climate agreement that is fair balanced and in line with the principles of the Convention

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‘Climate summit good kickoff but not enough’

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering says the pledges in the summit to cut greenhouse gas emissions were not as ambitious as what vulnerable countries like the Philippines need

'BUILDING MOMENTUM.' Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering tells Rappler the UN Climate Summit was 'encouraging' but also fell short of expectations. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

UN summit urges ambitious climate deal

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:55 AM

World leaders urge ambitious action to combat climate change but pledges remained well short of goals with a year to go for an accord

Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon rehearses addressing world leaders in the General Assembly Hall, 21 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Mark Garten/UN Photo

UN to host biggest climate summit in history

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:18 PM

What s on the agenda and what s at stake for Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines? Ayee Macaraig is at the UN Headquarters in New York She files this video blog

UN summit ‘biggest climate gathering in history’

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:24 AM

The United Nations is set to host what it calls the biggest gathering of world leaders on climate change – but will this make a dent on deadlocked negotiations?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference on the first day of the 69th session of the General Assembly, 16 September 2014, UN headquarters. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

Optimism after Bonn climate talks

Jun 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The midyear talks showed how essential trust was in a process that could potentially steer nations into creating new norms of policies and practices

New HQ but little cash for UN climate fund

Dec 04, 2013 - 2:06 PM

The coffers of the UN s Green Climate Fund GCF are currently pretty bare and the importance of filling them as soon as possible was underlined

CLIMATE ALARM. Six years after their last diagnosis on global warming, climate experts present the new state of affairs: an increasingly alarming wakeup call. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Walkout in UN meet over climate compensation

Nov 21, 2013 - 3:18 PM

PH 132 other developing nations walk out of critical talks over climate compensation

PROTEST IN WARSAW. In this photo, the Philippines' head negotiator Naderev Sano (center) and supporters hold banners while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 19 on November 19, 2013 in Warsaw. Photo by AFP/Janek Skarzynski

PH groups hit rich countries for climate change turnaround

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A week into the climate change talks in Poland countries are reneging on pledges to cut carbon emissions

WATERED DOWN. Climate justice advocates call on developed countries to fulfill their targets for reducing carbon emissions. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

US owes us climate debt – PH environmentalists

Nov 13, 2013 - 9:05 PM

For causing global warming developed countries must fund climate resiliency programs of poorer countries that are prone to disasters according to activists

CUT CO2 EMISSIONS NOW. Climate justice advocates say cutting carbon emissions is a matter of life and death for disaster-stricken countries like the Philippines. All photos by Andrew Robles

Salceda elected as UN Green Climate Fund co-chair

Oct 14, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Salceda heads a 100 billion fund to help developing nations adapt to climate change

SPEAKING HIS MIND. Joey Salceda explains some of his ideas in a post-talk discussion at the Social Good Summit. All photos by Mark Demayo