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Rappler's latest stories on climate adaptation


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

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

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

Will world governments now take climate action?

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Renewable energy can and will have to play a leading role in the world’s energy future

IMPACTS. As of 2013, 8 out of 10 Filipinos have already experienced severe to moderate climate change impacts, according to the World Bank. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Climate-proof roads needed before Clark airport development

Jan 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The airport a major economic contributor for Angeles City and Pampanga will only be viable if it can be accessed in any weather

ALL-WEATHER ACCESS. For any development of Clark International Airport (formerly Diosdado Macapagal International Airport) to fly, major roads leading to it must be adapted to climate change and extreme weather events. Photo by Jerick Parrone

Batangas port industry threatened by climate change

Jan 18, 2014 - 7:15 AM

The city has to climate proof its seaport and roads Climate change can also bring in more migrants

MARINE GATEWAY. In order to retain its trading hub status, Batangas City must redesign its seaport to withstand the effects of climate change. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Tacloban: In the jaws of a 'climate sandwich'

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Upland villages are highly susceptible to landslides while other barangays are only 3 meters above sea level and can be easily be swept when sea levels rise

THREATS TO ECONOMY. Yolanda damage to Tacloban's one and only airport was a big blow to the city's economy. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Climate change threatens economy of 4 PH cities

Jan 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Ports roads and drainage systems in Tacloban Naga Batangas and Angeles cities should be checked before stronger typhoons paralyze economic drivers

EXPOSED. Tacloban City in Leyte received the highest vulnerability rating for climate change impacts in a study. Photo by Gregg Yan