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#EarthDay2016: What do the Earth's resources mean to you?

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Individuals and groups are working in their own ways to make EarthDay2016 meaningful and are challenging people everywhere to take action

FULL TEXT: Philippine statement on adoption of Paris climate deal

Dec 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM

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

'THANK YOU, PARIS.' Philippine head of delegation Emmanuel de Guzman delivers the country's speech adopting the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: PH team hold 'salu-salo' while waiting for UN climate deal

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:48 AM

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

PH FEAST. The last meal of the Philippine delegation before deciding on a landmark global agreement is Batangas-style chicken. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: Countries have few hours to decide on UN climate pact

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:08 PM

UPDATED The decisions to be made by country negotiators in Paris in the next few hours may determine the fate of mankind

TIME TO DECIDE. Members of the Philippine delegation read through every line of the final draft of the UN climate agreement minutes after it is released. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: A peek inside ‘indaba’ meetings of Paris climate talks

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:15 PM

The French hosts of the UN climate talks are using a South African practice of meeting to forge the world s global action plan

GATHERING. Members of delegations watch the indaba on the morning of Friday, December 11, from the rooms for party overflow. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: UN climate talks extended by one day

Dec 11, 2015 - 1:14 PM

A final draft of the pact will be presented on the morning of December 12 and a decision would be out the same day

EXTENDED TALKS. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius leads efforts of countries to forge a global climate deal. File photo from official COP21 Flickr

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

PH team goes to battle for liability, compensation for climate victims

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:06 AM

In what could be among the last meetings of countries before the final UN climate pact is released the Philippines fights for a stronger loss and damage mechanism

CRUNCHTIME. Philippine team analyzes near-final UN climate deal before 12 am Indaba on December 10, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'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?

'Life on planet at stake,' France warns as climate ministers meet

Nov 09, 2015 - 12:49 AM

A global deal to prevent worst case scenario warming is meant to be inked by ministers at the end of a November 30 December 11 Conference of Parties COP21 in Paris

An illustration picture taken on July 5, 2015 in Paris, shows a mini Eiffel Tower replica set among ox-eye daisies, ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21 / CMP 11) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Leading Buddhists call for agreement on climate change

Oct 30, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Fifteen Buddhist leaders from around the world sign the statement saying that our survival and that of other species is at stake

BUDDHISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures at a function in Dharamsala on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

Filipino, French presidents make joint call for climate action

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:05 PM

We need the Philippines We need countries which not only were the victims of disaster but also [are] able to invest and to express a number of recommendations that will be examples for the Paris conference

JOINT CALL. French President Francois Hollande (left) walks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during an arrival ceremony at the Malacañang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. Photo by EPA

French president in PH: World faces decisive choice on climate

Feb 26, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The Philippines is the country that can best embody climate destruction in the world says French President Francois Hollande

APPEAL TO NATIONS. President Francois Hollande says a successful climate conference in Paris will only happen with political will from all nations to act decisively against global warming. All photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Activists to French president: Climate action not enough

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Activists want to remind President Francois Hollande of the obligations of developed countries like France to Filipinos and other countries suffering from climate change

'LES VULNERABLES.' Filipino climate justice activists invoke the famous novel of French author Victor Hugo in their message for French President Francois Hollande about climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Hollywood actors to join French president in PH visit

Feb 18, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Oscar winning actors Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard will join French President Francois Hollande s Philippine visit from February 26 to 27 which includes a trip to Guiuan in Eastern Samar

VISITING THE PH. This is a file photo of France's President Francois Hollande during a New Year ceremony in Paris. Photo by Jacques Brinon/EPA

Q and A: Tony La Viña on PH's new strategy in climate talks

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:16 AM

This strategy positions us well for Paris in that we will be seen as a constructive player finding solutions for moving forward rather than being hardline on positions