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French envoy in Tehran talks for nuclear deal salvage bid

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Emmanuel Bonne's mission is 'to try and open the discussion space to avoid an uncontrolled escalation, or even an accident'

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. Ali Shamkhani (R), the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran meets with Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic advisor to the French president, in the Iranian capital Tehran on July 10, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

What went down at 2018 Bonn climate talks

May 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The United Nations climate summit, which took place in Germany this month, saw slow but steady progress on setting up the rules to implement the Paris Agreement. Here is a comprehensive summary of the technical UN climate talks.

PH's Legarda in Bonn climate talks: 'We cannot afford another Haiyan'

May 09, 2018 - 9:26 AM

While considered a non-emitter, the Philippines must still mind its own backyard and imbibe a low-carbon economy, Senator Loren Legarda says

CLIMATE CHANGE. Philippine Senator Loren Legarda is attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference as the country's lead climate negotiator. Photo by Ping Manongdo/Rappler

Briefing from Bonn: 3 reasons climate talks are stalling

May 08, 2018 - 9:36 PM

With the first week in the Bonn Climate Change Conference now over, writing the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement remains a work in progress. What’s the hold-up?

 PARTICIPATORY DIALOGUE. Opening of the Talanoa Dialogue in Bonn, Germany, on May 2, 2018. Photo from the UNClimateChange Flickr

Will the Paris Agreement work?

May 01, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The Bonn conference will highlight the Talanoa Dialogue which, for the first time, will gather country negotiators, business leaders, and civil society groups in a face-to-face meeting to discuss what is a fair and adequate – but scaled up –contribution from different countries to reduce emissions

Climate groups lament lack of loss and damage finance pledges in COP 23

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Climate groups agree that the loss and damage finance agenda has been sidelined in the COP 23 negotiations

Legarda at COP23: 'We have to do both the difficult and the impossible'

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement

CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. Senator Loren Legarda delivers the Philippine Statement during the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. Photo from Legarda's Twitter account

Environmental groups urge PH, ASEAN to join global coal phase-out

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Studies show coal is projected to rise in the whole ASEAN region in the next few years

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

[OPINION] Bonn climate conference: Thinking local, acting global

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Questions related to land use, human rights and sustainable development are expected to come up in discussions in Bonn, as countries continue negotiations on the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement

Visitors look at a sphere displayed at the pavillion of India on November 8, 2017 during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:16 PM

'For now, President Donald Trump is not invited,' says an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, while noting that representatives of the US government would attend

NO INVITE. US President Donald Trump during a state dinner at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

UN climate talks open in Bonn

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn, wondering to what extent US President Donald Trump will make their jobs more difficult.

PRESIDER. In this file photo, Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and COP 23 President Designate, speaks during a COP23-related meeting in Germany, May 18, 2017. COP23 photo

PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'If we want to protect our migratory species, it is important that we look at their habitats as well,' an environment official says as the Philippines hosts an international wildlife conference in Manila

DRAFT RESOLUTION. The Philippines has proposed the promotion of the conservation of critical intertidal and other coastal habitats for migratory species during COP12. File photo from the CMS-COP12 website

Philippines to host international wildlife conference

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:40 PM

This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge This is the first COP that will be held in the Philippines says Environment Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr

World nears 2020 goal of restoring degraded forests

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:32 AM

A total of 36 governments organizations and companies have now committed to the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020

A re-emerging forest. Photo from Kalikasan PNE

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

Kafe di Paris dibuka kembali setelah serangan teroris

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Sebulan setelah diserang teror rakyat Paris mencoba bangkit

Bar in Paris attacks re-opens after 'nightmare'

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:21 AM

UPDATED A La Bonne Biere re opens following the Paris attacks

A LA BONNE BIERE. Employees and customers at the terrace outside the cafe during the reopening of the 'A la Bonne biere' two weeks after the Paris terror attacks, in Paris, France, early 04 December 2015. 'A La Bonne Biere' is one of the sites of a series of coordinated terror attacks in Paris on 13 November. At least 130 people were killed and hundreds injured in the attacks, when assailants shot at customers and pedestrians and detonated their explosive belts at various locations in Paris. Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Climate pact: The rocky road to Paris... and beyond

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:39 AM

The climate pledges made so far are insufficient and it is therefore essential to have a mechanism for ratcheting up those pledges every 5 years says Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace

ROAD TO PARIS. Delegates seen during the United Nations (UN) climate conference in Bonn, Germany, 20 October 2015. The conference is held in preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

Rich nations stalling climate finance negotiations?

Oct 22, 2015 - 9:26 PM

The G77 bloc of developing nations insists that firm funding commitments from developed nations must make it into the core of the agreement

CLIMATE TALKS. French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius (6-L) and Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (5-L) pose with heads of delegations for a family picture during the opening of the first series of informal ministerial consultations. Photo by Jacky Naegelen/Pool/EPA

#KeepUsInTheRoom: Civil society protests lockdown of Bonn climate negotiations

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Civil society organizations are locked out from the climate negotiations on with only negotiators and delegates allowed inside the conference center

PH pushes for gender rights in climate negotiations

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The Philippines proposes that parties should be guided by gender equality and ensure the full and equal participation of women in all climate actions and decision making processes

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE. Women contribute greatly to both national and household food security, and yet their efforts are left 'invisible and undervalued,' says the Food and Agriculture Organization. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

Climate diplomats regroup after rocky start to key talks

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The discussions took a detour Monday when developing countries claimed their core demands had been summarily excised from a blueprint

CLIMATE TALKS. A French stall advertising the upcoming climate summit in Paris, pictured at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, October 20, 2015. The UN climate change conference in Bonn is in preparation for the climate summit in Paris from 30 November until 11 December. Photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

Climate negotiations begin as Typhoon Lando devastates PH

Oct 20, 2015 - 2:43 PM

These typhoons coinciding with climate negotiations serve as a reminder for world leaders to start acting on climate change

CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. The last 5 days of negotiations before COP21 begin in Bonn, Germany. Photo by

Facing the dangers of a warmer world

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:56 PM

A UN report released earlier this year states that climate change accounts for 87 of disasters worldwide This figure comes with only 0 8 degrees celcius of global temperature rise that we are now experiencing

CLIMATE TALKS PROTEST. Young climate activists stage a protest during the intersession at Bonn this week, a crucial negotiations before the Paris climate talks in December this year.

Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:53 PM

One of the first debates is in the Philippines a Southeast Asian nation particularly vulnerable to climate change and already hit by an average of 20 major storms or typhoons a year

GLOBAL DEBATES. This general view shows participants attending a climate debate forum titled 'World Wide Views on Climate and Energy' in Manila on June 6, 2015. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Path to 2 degrees emerges as thorn at climate talks

Jun 06, 2015 - 3:43 AM

For a good chance of attaining the 2 degree limit global annual carbon emissions must fall by 40 to 70 percent by 2050

ICE. Arctic sea ice melted to a record seasonal low this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 28 November 2012 as governments were meeting in Doha for talks on curbing greenhouse gases. EPA/Michael Studinger

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

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:22 AM

With not much progress at the Bonn talks negotiators look to the New York climate change summit in September for more concrete commitments

CLIMATE TALKS. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres briefing the media on the last day of the June Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, June 14, 2013. Frame grab from UNFCCC video

Building blocks missing for 2015 climate pact – ministers

Jun 07, 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Paris agreement is meant to set the cap on years of haggling among the 195 parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

A photo taken on October 31, 2013 in Haubourdin, northern France shows smoke from a factory. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

US death row inmate wants execution taped

May 17, 2014 - 9:07 AM

The execution of Russell Bucklew would be the first execution in the United States since a botched lethal injection last April in Oklahoma

VIDEOTAPED? US death-row inmate Russell Bucklew wants his execution taped to  'raise the curtain on lethal injections'. File photo from the Missouri Department of Corrections

Fashion, shape in black and white

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Fashion s just right in black and white

SIMPLICITY. Less is more. Photography by Paco Guerrero

Domestic roles: Jean Genet's 'The Maids'

Aug 13, 2013 - 11:38 PM

This play resonates with many Filipinos today who even in the 21st century still perpetuate a deeply feudal society

MAIDS. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who indulge in sadomasochistic role-playing, taking turns impersonating their Madame while she is away. Photo by Rome Jorge

The greatest (fashion) show on Earth

May 10, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Life’s a circus live it up

NIGHT LIGHTS. (On Alisa, left) Cocoon-inspired black jacquard hoodie dress with high-collar yellow crepe inner dress by Li-J Eleazar; black long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; handmade, 24k dipped cuff with brown ugat stone by Ann Ong. (On Anastasiya, right) Cocoon-inspired maroon duchess satin dress with high collar (connected to the cone-shaped detail at the back) by Li-J Eleazar; purple long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; 'Amphitrite' hand-cut and hand-singed sea anemones in aqua and blue with feathers, beads, and a golden stingray brooch, set upon a black sinamay base headband by Bonne; and model’s own printed pants.

Pinoy fashion, vintage style: Maximum impact

May 03, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Check out fashion expert Guada Reyes s first Rappler contribution From here on we go high fashion every week baby

GOOD ENERGY, GREAT OUTPUT. All all-Filipino team put this all-Filipino designer fashion editorial together. #PinoyPride

Bonne Bouche: A slice of elegance

Sep 17, 2012 - 11:01 PM

The first in a week of fashion designer profiles meet one designer and the designs of Bonne Bouche

FILIPINO-DESIGNED, FILIPINO-MADE shoes and handbags at Bonne Bouche

Ayala Malls kicks off Style Origins 2012

Apr 23, 2012 - 3:04 PM

Filipino designers took to the stage at the Greenbelt Fashion Walk

FANTASTIC FUSION. Ayala Malls' Style Origins 2012 officially started last April 19 at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk.