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Rappler's latest stories on adaptation


World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Spending $1.8 trillion across 5 key areas over the next decade would not only help buffer the worst impacts of global warming but could generate more than $7 trillion in net benefits, the report from the Global Commission on Adaptation argued.

PLAN AND PROSPER. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, speaks during the launch of a report on climate adaptation in Beijing on September 10, 2019.  Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

'The Devil Wears Prada' musical eyes Broadway

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs are set to hit the musical theater, complete with a soundtrack by Sir Elton John

[OPINION] Fighting climate change: More than state agreements and policymaking

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The threats of climate change transcend economic and political boundaries

Netflix, Telltale doing 'Minecraft' series, 'Stranger Things' game

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Netflix is working on adapting 'Minecraft: Story Mode' as an interactive show on its service. A 'Stranger Things' game is in the works as well from Telltale Games.

MINECRAFT ADAPTATION. Netflix is adapting Minecraft: Story Mode as a 5-episode series. Image from Twitter.

Microsoft announces new Xbox controller for people with disabilities

May 17, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is designed to accommodate people with a wide range of physical disabilities

Google's Android P is using AI to tweak your phone's battery life

May 09, 2018 - 2:28 AM

Adaptive Battery adjusts the battery usage dependent on how a smartphone owner uses his device and accesses apps at differing times

ANDROID P. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering on the Android team, walks us through Android P.

Pass law on easy data access to save lives from disasters – Lagmay

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for the public good. It's for humanity,' says UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay

OPEN DATA. UP Resilience Institute Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says that keeping data open is important in preparing for disasters. Rappler screenshot

Pasig, Legazpi showcase urban climate solutions at UN climate conference

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:23 PM

ASEAN cities share innovative urban solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation

Children’s health in peril as climate impacts escalate in PH

Oct 13, 2017 - 2:35 PM

More Filipino children face the dangers of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya – another viral disease that shares clinical symptoms with dengue, but is incurable

Coping vs adapting: How Aetas face climate change threats

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Farming income of the Aetas is highly seasonal and vulnerable to typhoons prolonged drought and excessive rain

AFFECTED. According to Nanay Cristy, the Aetas in Zambales are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in farming communities. All photos courtesy of Bea Orante

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The second day of the Agos Summit covers a broad range of topics on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation Agos eBayanihan will also be relaunched

#ZeroCasualty trends nationwide during 2-day Agos Summit

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Twitter users join the discussion on disaster preparedness during the first ever Agos Summit generating over 800 million impressions

LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Day 1 of the Agos summit highlights climate action initiated by the youth and women and LGU preparedness efforts like the MMShakeDrill Bookmark this page to watch the summit

Filipino PWD paddlers win gold in HK paradragon boat race

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Beating 6 other teams the country’s first ever cross disability dragon boat racing team wins the race with a speed of one minute and 43 seconds

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Mar 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Learning from its experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda the town of Sto Nino now wants its residents prepared for the next big disaster

RESILIENCY. Sto Nino, Samar equips its coastal villages with tools that improve disaster preparedness and response. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/ Rappler

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:15 PM

We need to view Batanes in a different light: less glossy than in travel magazines yet less desperate than in weather reports; a real place where people affected by climate change live

DIFFERENT VIEW. A lighthouse in Batanes offers a different vantage point by which to view the island. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

Phivolcs chief Solidum appointed as DOST usec

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Renato Solidum Jr will continue to head the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as officer in charge says Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

NEW DOST UNDERSECRETARY. Science Secretary Fortunato dela Paz (left) administers the oath to new DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr on February 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of DOST

A test for local climate adaptation

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People s Survival Fund

PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government to protect the people who grow our food especially the most vulnerable small scale women farmers

CLIMATE VULNERABILITY. The effects of climate change worsen the situation of women farmers in the Philippines

COP 22: Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal

Paris to Marrakech: 4 key things to watch at COP 22

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:33 PM

While Paris was considered a success in finally creating an agreement among countries on how to solve the climate crisis a lot still needs to be done The Paris Agreement is only the start of a much bigger work that awaits every country

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

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

It takes a village to end poverty and empower leaders

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Can poverty be eradicated in our lifetimes? Oxfam believes it s possible by empowering communities to be advocates of change

JUST WORLD. Oxfam’s presence in the Philippines spans nearly three decades. Image courtesy of Oxfam.

Apple issues voluntary recall for its wall plug adapters

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:57 AM

The recall covers adapters sold between 2003 and 2015 that are designed for Argentina Australia Brazil Europe New Zealand and South Korea

AFFECTED ADAPTERS ON THE LEFT. The following shows affected adapters on the left, contrasted against the redesigned models on the right. Image from Apple.

ASEAN told to push for strong adaptation measures in climate deal

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Governments must work together and find consensus within their negotiating blocs to push for strong the welfare of Asians in the Paris deal

TUKTUK TO PARIS. A week before COP 21, Oxfam's #TuktuktoParis campaign reached its target of 5,000 signatures for stronger climate adaptation among ASEAN governments in the Paris agreement. Photo courtesy Shubert Ciencia/Oxfam GROW East Asia

Developing nations' climate adaptation bill to hit $790B a year– report

Nov 25, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Carbon curbing pledges which form the cornerstone of a climate rescue pact to be sealed at a UN summit opening in Paris next week are insufficient Oxfam says

A picture taken on November 20, 2015 shows the 'Earth Crisis' globe displayed by US artist Shepard Fairey on the Eiffel tower in Paris. Joel Saget/AFP

People's Survival Fund now open to poor, climate-vulnerable LGUs

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:58 PM

After 3 years since its creation the PSF is now operational Local governments and groups are asked to submit project proposals that can help their communities adapt to climate change

VULNERABLE. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Albay, on December 7, 2014. Photo by Zalrian Z Sayat/EPA

The boatmaker of Talibaew

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Mario Baroro builds his boats rain or shine They are used by the residents of Talibaew village to evacuate during flash floods

BOAT-MAKER. Mario Velasco Baroro has been making boats for his flood-weary village for 5 years. All photos by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

The disaster risk reduction genius of the indigenous

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The indigenous ways of mitigating disaster risks are still very much alive and they teach us that our instincts are not to be ignored But this does not mean that science is less important

Philippine climate pledge hailed as 'ambitious first step'

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:55 PM

But some say the INDC should include commitments not conditional on any aid from the international community

ADB to double annual climate financing to $6 billion

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Nowhere is tackling climate change more critical than in Asia and the Pacific where rising sea levels melting glaciers and weather extremes like floods and droughts are damaging livelihoods and taking far too many lives says Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao

File photo from EPA

Rappler Talk: What is PH's contribution to the Paris climate talks?

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Rappler talked to Sec Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission CCC as Manila prepares for the climate summit in Paris

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Tab S2

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 will be available in black and gold beginning the week of August 22

GALAXY TAB S2. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

On typhoons and disasters: Have we learned our lessons?

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Are we ready to face the onslaught of the next 20 typhoons that will come our way this year?

Rappler file photo of Tacloban City in the aftermath Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

People's Survival Fund to be operational by December

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:05 PM

A board member of the fund says a call for proposals from LGUs for climate adaptation projects may be released in August

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS. High waves caused by strong winds pounded the seawall of a port as Typhoon Yolanda hit the city of Legaspi, Albay. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Charism Sayat

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.

Making rice cultivation more eco-friendly

May 07, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The United Nations Development Programme UNDP suggests a holistic approach in addressing the climate related problems in agriculture

5 old Metro Manila buildings with a new lease on life

Apr 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Old hotels mansions and an airport terminal have become the hippest haunts in Metro Manila showing how heritage structures can still work the charm

OLDSCHOOL CHARM. The Henry Hotel Manila  winds back the clock with its 1950s mansion and gardens. Photo from The Henry Hotel website

Bearing the cost of climate adaptation: Hollande's historic opportunity

Mar 02, 2015 - 12:21 PM

How much does it really cost to adapt to climate change in the Philippines? After 2 3 years of working with local governments and vulnerable communities in Mindanao we now have an answer

What PH did about climate change in 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

From a climate tagged budget to the country s first climate change report here s what the Philippines has done to curb and prepare for the world s biggest environmental crisis

How to minimize losses during disasters? 'Work with LGUs'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

People who are lacking in income are those who are having difficulty in adapting to the changes brought by disasters Resiliency is a function of income says an expert from Oxfam Philippines

Climate change week 2014 targets youth, businesses, LGUs

Nov 24, 2014 - 3:20 PM

A bicycle tour a session on climate financing for LGUs and the latest updates on the National Green Building Code are some of the highlights of this year s event

5 lessons for building resilient communities

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Beyond making sure that mechanisms and systems are in place strong and determined leadership is crucial in achieving zero casualty during disasters

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

Climate change research suffers from DOST budget cut

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:24 PM

One of the research initiatives that will experience a setback is a facility to simulate future weather in the country to study its effects on agriculture flora and fauna

Climate concerns aired as Pacific summit opens

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:41 AM

A summit of Pacific leaders opens in Palau with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world s largest ocean

PACIFIC LEADERS MEET. Palau President Tommy Remengesau delivers a speech at the opening night of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum,  a summit of Pacific leaders  in Palau on July 29, 2014. Photo by AFP/Richard W. Brooks

World Bank to the world: Invest in disaster resilience

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:24 PM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces a 62 million fund for roads bridges and jobs in areas gravely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda

SPEAK UP. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (4th from right), who recently visited the Philippines, urges the Filipino youth to #speakup4climate in a dialogue held in Taguig City on July 17. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

Shared experience: PH, Indonesia team up for disaster preparedness

Jul 10, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Both located along the Pacific Ring of Fire a belt of active volcanoes and fault lines the Philippines and Indonesia are on the front lines of disasters

LEARNING. An Indonesian expert talks about success indicators of disaster resilience during the conference. All photos from Give2Asia

#ProjectAgos: DILG officials tackle use of technology in disaster preparedness

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:44 PM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says most local government units have problems in making critical information evacuation centers prepositioning of relief goods accessible to the public