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Tagged as the most important climate-related event of the year, the global summit makes headlines around the world as C40 mayors launch a Global Green New Deal
The US cannot ask to leave the Paris accord until November 4, 2019
'There are many ways to fight. So this is a way to use my celebrity to get the message out that we face a crisis,' Jane Fonda says as she gets arrested again during another climate change demonstration
'We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in Madrid,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera says Pedro Sanchez 'made a generous offer to host the COP25 summit in Madrid' on December 2-13
We’ve all languished through record-breaking heat waves. We’ve all suffered through repentance-inducing floods. We all have skin in this game.
After more than 10 days of street protests, Chile has decided it is not in a position to host either the November 16-17 trade summit or the December 2-13 climate convention
Destructive storm surges fueled by increasingly powerful cyclones and rising seas will hit Asia hardest, according to scientists
It exceeds the $9.3 billion pledged at the previous conference in 2014, of which only $7.2 billion has come through so far
According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need
The groups vow to 'continue to dialogue, listen and to stand in solidarity with Mother Nature and against any form of destructive mining'
Police arrested the 81-year-old Oscar-winning actress along with several others after 10 minutes of protesting on the Capitol steps
DILG Usec Jonathan Malaya says the new constitutional reform campaign includes equality provisions
'Adaptation and mitigation are not enough. We need climate justice,' says United Nations special rapporteur Cecilia Jimenez Damary
If being dramatic means you can influence as many people as possible for a good cause, then what's wrong with that?
Non-violent protests are chiefly planned by XR from Monday in Europe, North America, Australia, but events are also set to take place in India, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Wellington
I’m not trying to be alarmist or anything, but I think the alarm bells have been ringing for years now, and we just got used to the sound
The 16-year-old changes her Twitter biography to say 'A kind but poorly informed teenager' after Russian President Vladimir Putin described her in these terms at a Moscow forum this week
Philippine banks continue to finance the development of coal-fired power plants, which worsens global warming. If you or your family are one of the millions of clients of these banks, is this how you want your money to grow?
'The world is crying out for change and it is our responsibility to act now,' says the British designer
UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'
Responding to the leaders' lack of action on the climate crisis, voices of the youth are slowly amplified through the global climate strike
The report is a sobering reminder greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from burning fossil fuels, are driving the planet towards a hothouse climate our species might not tolerate
But ex-Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña argues that lifting these constitutional restrictions would be 'very, very dangerous'
'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing,' says Thunberg
'The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Supply for the purple ube is running low, forcing Good Shepherd to use the next best thing – white ube
The report 'highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,' the Science Advisory Group writes
'You have to start looking at how you can enter the political structures, how you will bring your ideas into them,' former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark tells young citizens
Clad in black, the marchers will hold the 'funeral march' up the side of the Pizol mountain to the foot of the steep and rapidly melting ice formation
The UN invites some 500 young activists and entrepreneurs to join the first United Nations Youth Climate Summit
'The Arctic is the epicenter of global warming, it is the part of our planet which warms most rapidly, where the warming rates are at least twice the global average,' says mission leader and atmospheric scientist Markus Rex
The global climate strike urges everyone to join the youth in demanding climate justice, and put pressure on politicians and companies to set more effective measures to preserve the environment
(UPDATED) From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, children heed the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call to action
By continuing to finance coal, Philippine banks will only muddle the conscience of their many depositors who love the Earth and their fellow Filipinos
The new calculations suggest the Paris Agreement goals of capping global warming at 'well below' two degrees, and at 1.5C if possible, will be harder to reach
Join us at the UP Diliman Campus College of Science Amphitheater, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, as we aim to set the world record for the biggest number of people to make a human earth formation
If we knew more about more kinds of foods and their impact, then we could make better individual and community judgments as well as national policies that will affect our food security
From Violet Chachki to Miss Vanjie, these queens are giving Filipino fans a good dose of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent
PRESS RELEASE: With the theme 'Hands on, Hearts out for the Environment,' this year’s SERVATHON will gather company volunteers to create sustainable environment projects
Environmental groups lead the call for climate justice through climate strikes happening around the country
The actor takes on the topic of the seas in the new documentary 'Sanctuary' at the Toronto film festival
For the Philippines, the climate crisis is a biodiversity crisis, a food and water crisis, and an existential crisis, affecting millions of Filipinos, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, now and in the future
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.
Research finds nearly three-quarters of the electricity used by data centers in China was sourced from coal in 2018, emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon emissions.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's move is unheard of in a Canadian capital where top officials mingle with common folk
In its latest five-yearly report on the health of the world's largest coral reef system, the government's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority singles out rising sea temperatures as the biggest threat to the giant organism
'Take it to the streets,' Billie Eilish urges her fans, calling them to join the youth-led demonstrations in New York this September
Destructive changes already set in motion could see a steady decline in fish stocks, a hundredfold or more increase in the damages caused by superstorms, and hundreds of millions of people displaced by rising seas
PRESS RELEASE: Tao Po is a four-part monologue interactive performance that gives a human face to the issue of extra-judicial killings