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[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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

World Bank VP: Yolanda experience a symbol to the world

May 22, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Climate change expert Rachel Kyte gives 5 key areas of concern where government the private sector and civil society action is needed to lessen the impact of climate change

FOR RESILIENCY. World Bank vice president Rachel Kyte suggests methods the Philippines can adapt to mitigate climate change. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Extreme flooding can turn Naga City into an island

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Naga City proper is within the catchment area of the Bicol River Basin – the old business district sits barely above sea level The city was isolated by flood before

FROM CITY TO ISLAND CITY? Naga City in Camarines Sur sits beside rivers that could overflow during storms and turn the inland city into an island. Photo from the Naga Smiles to the World Facebook page

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

Binay to LGUs: Implement climate change action plans

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:46 PM

LGUs should craft and implement their local climate change action plans if they are to be ready for the next Yolanda

BE PREPARED. Vice President Jejomar Binay urged local government officials to craft local climate change action plans as soon as possible. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

San Vicente, Palawan: The rise of the ecotown

Nov 25, 2013 - 4:48 PM

An ecotown is a town resilient to climate change and ready for disasters If San Vicente does this right it will become the next Philippine tourist destination

JOURNEY TO ECOTOWN. San Vicente, Palawan is transforming into an Ecotown to make its communities climate-resilient and disaster-ready while at the same time contributing to its tourism potential Image from Wiki Commons

5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities

Nov 25, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

RISING FROM DISASTER. Communities in Eastern Visayas rebuild their homes and their lives after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought the region to its knees. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Philippine laws and decrees on Climate Change

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Laws and regulations towards strengthening climate change adaptation in the Philippines

#WeatherAlert: Mga dapat tandaan tuwing may bagyo

Oct 11, 2013 - 8:12 PM

Here are things to remember during a storm — prepared by the office of Sen Loren Legarda head of the Climate Change Oversight committee

Green groups urge more domestic action on climate change

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:33 PM

After the release of an international climate change report groups call for more local action on climate change adaptation

LOCAL ACTION. The Philippines, already suffering from some of the worst impacts of climate change, has to act now, according to green groups after the release of IPCC's Fifth Assessment report on the status of climate change

#ProjectAgos: One-stop shop for climate change

Sep 21, 2013 - 10:11 PM

Think of Project Agos as a reservoir of government [and] private sector efforts enhanced by social media by big data In other words by you the people

TOGETHER. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa leads the Manila Social Good Summit audience in a unity statement for climate change

#ProjectAgos: A call to action

Sep 20, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Agos integrates crowdsourcing mapping social media and graphical design into a single system that can be used by anyone

Defining resilience to climate change

Jul 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

Climate scientists call evolving extreme weather conditions the new normal

Climate change resilience starts in the village

Jul 27, 2013 - 2:55 PM

If greater resilience is built more lives are saved

Rebuilding Iloilo to become a disaster-resilient LGU

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:19 AM

Iloilo embarks on a project that seeks to produce results at the level where the impact of disasters is directly felt: local government units

ILOILO FLOODING. This handout photo shows massive flooding during an aerial inspection in the outskirts of Iloilo City, central Philippines, on December 27, 2012. File photo by AFP/NDRRMC

New law allots P1-B climate change survival fund

Aug 24, 2012 - 10:51 AM

President Aquino signs into law the People s Survival Fund bill