UN Climate Summit 2014 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on UN Climate Summit 2014


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.

#AnimatED: Kuwentong may kuwenta para sa climate change

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Kung gusto ng Filipinas na hindi makadagdag sa pagkasira ng kapaligiran isang determinadong tugon ang kailangan: huwag nang dagdagan ang coal fired plants at kumilos tungo sa pagpapasara at pagbabaklas ng mga nakatayo na

What's next for PH after climate change summit?

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Rappler talks to world renowned environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa on the steps the Philippines – the 3rd most vulnerable country in the world – should take after the UN gathering

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 chief at climate summit: Let's make history

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The world s largest gathering on climate change opens in the United Nations attended by 120 world leaders

‘STOP PRETENDING.’ UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio says history will judge world leaders on how they respond to climate change. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Despite much enthusiasm from climate activists for the summit s potential to create impetus some see the event as falling short of what is needed to get serious about the environment

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) at the People’s Climate March held in New York City, ahead of the Climate Summit that he is hosting at UN headquarters on 23 September. Mr. Ban is flanked by UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall (left) and Ségolène Royal, France’s Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy. Also pictured: Al Gore (top left), former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Laureate; and Yoo Soon-taek (center right), wife of the Secretary-General. 21 September 2014, New York, United States. Mark Garten/UN Photo

7 national priorities on climate change

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

We should start with what we are doing and what we need to do at home If we don’t do that we have no moral authority to make such big demands on other countries


Q and A: What’s at stake for PH in climate summit

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño talks about why the upcoming UN Climate Summit is crucial for the country and why the potluck system is not enough to curb climate change

Leo DiCaprio: Speaking on climate change no small task

Sep 21, 2014 - 7:15 PM

The Hollywood star formally accepts his appointment as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change

ADVOCACY. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio shakes hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo by UN/Mark Garten

5 things Aquino should say in his UN Climate Summit speech

Sep 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The President s 4 minute speech to be given in front of other world leaders is a unique platform to move climate change negotiations forward

The carbon crunch: A factfile

Sep 20, 2014 - 12:21 PM

In 2010 global emissions stood at about 50 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent GtCO2e

Saño: PH brings ‘moral voice’ to UN climate summit

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:30 AM

One of the most passionate voices in the global climate debate tells Rappler that the Philippines will highlight its experience in the front lines of climate change

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

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict – study

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Report: 22 million people were displaced in 2013 due to disasters brought on by natural hazards nearly three times the number who were forced from their homes due to violence

AFTERMATH. Residents push a tricycle converted into a funeral carriage. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Leonardo DiCaprio joins UN climate campaign

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:42 AM

I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action

ADVOCATE. Leonardo DiCaprio delivers remarks on the second day of the 'Our Ocean' Conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, USA, 17 June 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

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