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U.S. to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities, and businesses to shrink the country's carbon footprint will not fully compensate for Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate policies and promote the use of fossil fuels

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. Climate activists rally, to urge politicians to stand against climate denial and hate, January 9, 2017 in New York.  File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40

OATH-TAKING. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Our electricity bills would likely increase not because of a coal tax but because coal will become more expensive in the years to come relative to renewable energy

Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country leaders to step up their efforts to reach the targets set in the Paris climate agreement

Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

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

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Copenhagen's world famous statue of The Little Mermaid is pictured after it has been exposed to vandalism and was painted red on May 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark / Ida Marie Odgaard / Denmark OUT

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May 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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#ClimateActionPH: How citizens stopped a coal plant from rising in Cebu City

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Cebu environmental advocates share their experiences in community organizing at a ClimateActionPH workshop

PH one of 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change

Nov 16, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The Philippines has been included because of both a single catastrophic event and the constant climate impacts that hit the country

Delegates walk outside the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Australia ratifies climate pact amid Trump fears

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED With its heavy use of coal fired power and relatively small population of 24 million Australia is considered one of the world s worst per capita greenhouse gas polluters

Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump cannot prevent the implementation of the landmark Paris pact inked in the French capital last December says Segolene Royal France s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum

THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. Photo by Fadel Senna/ AFP

Déjà vu: Why I am strongly against our signing the Paris climate deal

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The reality is that this is a deal crafted to suit the United States China and other big emitters

Children swim at the sea near houses constructed on the breakwater at Manila Bay on March 14, 2016. Families living beside the shore are vulnerable to storm surges during a typhoon. Former US vice-president Al Gore, who is visiting the Philippines as part of his crusade against climate change, has warned that storms will hit the Philippines with more strength and frequency due to the rising temperature of the atmosphere, leaving the archipelagic nation as one of the most vulnerable to typhoon-spawned waves and rising water levels. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

8 reasons why PH should honor UN climate commitments

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The whole world has started to recognize that environment and development go hand in hand Why can t we?

IMPORTANT POINTS. Here are the facts about the climate deal. Photo courtesy of COP21

In the aftermath of Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

May 21, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Accepting the Paris Agreement without question risks us wasting another 15 vital years on distracting public opinion and creating the illusion that something positive is happening

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. A general view of delegates attending the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, 16 May 2016. Photo by Maja Hitij/EPA

#EarthDay2016: What do the Earth's resources mean to you?

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:25 PM

Individuals and groups are working in their own ways to make EarthDay2016 meaningful and are challenging people everywhere to take action

IN PHOTOS: Paris streets festive, call for climate justice

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:55 AM

Take a look at how Parisians took over the streets in the name of climate justice

RED LINES. Advocates carry a long trail of red cloth to represent 'red lines' or climate issues that cannot be compromised

#COP21: Paris pact draws cheers, but what's next?

Dec 13, 2015 - 3:42 AM

Various sectors praise the Paris deal But the clock is ticking they warn

Climate negotiations move to next round

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:41 PM

UPDATED Dean Tony La Viña spokesperson for the Philippine delegation in Paris says all the elements the country wants are included among them the 1 5 degrees Celsius cap

Human rights in danger of being sidelined in Paris climate deal

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Norway the US and some European countries are said to be blocking the inclusion of human rights provisions in the binding part of the deal

COP21. A man walks past pillars bearing national flags at the entrance of the COP21 Climate Conference venue in Le Bourget, France. France will host the COP21 talks from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Photo by Ian Langsdon/ EPA

Progress in Paris: Draft climate change deal is out

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED But the draft agreement at the COP21 in Paris is heavily bracketed meaning the wording of various sections is contested by negotiators from member countries

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that will host Paris' climate summit, also known as COP21. Dominique Faget/EPA

Meeting in PH: 20 countries hardest hit by climate change

Nov 09, 2015 - 3:33 PM

These 20 countries stand to lose the most if the UN climate talks in December fail to reach an ambitious climate agreement

GOAL FOR ALL. Climate Commissioner Emmanuel de Guzman speaks in behalf of the Philippines and other vulnerable countries on urgent climate action during the Bonn climate talks in October 2015. File photo from Renee Juliene Karunungan

Philippines commits to reduce carbon emissions by 70%

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:24 PM

In its submission to the United Nations the Philippines says the carbon emission reductions by the year 2030 will be taken from the energy transport waste forestry and industry sectors But this target is conditional on aid

PH to submit 'initial' climate pledge to UN by end-September

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:32 PM

The country s pledge so far includes only a promise to cut carbon emissions from the energy and transport sectors