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Trump's scandal-plagued environment chief resigns

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Scott Pruitt has become the focus of multiple investigations in recent months, including by his own agency's inspector general, two other independent federal agencies, and by Congress itself

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump willing to sign a revamped Paris climate deal

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:31 AM

While the president remains firm in his criticism of the historic accord, which was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, he said he would be willing to sign up to a revamped deal

REVISION NEEDED. US president Donald Trump wants changes in the Paris climate deal before signing his nation back in. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

‘Climate change is real’: Greenpeace taunts Trump in protest graffiti

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'Donald Trump has just set foot in a country where people have been seriously affected by extreme weather made worse by climate change', the environmental group says

PAINTING GRAFFITI. Greenpeace activists€ painted reverse-graffiti  in various spots around the ASEAN Summit venues

Resorts World attack, martial law, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Climate groups hit Trump for quitting Paris climate deal

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Grassroots communities shall link arms together and vulnerable countries like the Philippines shall continue demanding for climate justice says The Climate Reality Project Philippines

Pacquiao files resolution blocking Drilon, contradicts own votes

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao files a resolution seeking to block the need for Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals even after he himself signed 2 measures requiring it

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

Senate concurs in Paris climate deal ratification

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:03 PM

UPDATED Voting 22 0 senators seal the Philippines ratification of the landmark international agreement on climate change

APPROVED BY PH. In this file photo, a copy of the draft of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is pictured at the Philippine delegation office at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, December 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Paris agreement, jeepney, mining | Evening wRap

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Rappler Talk: Vernice Victorio on Duterte's approach to climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Vernice Victorio talks about President Rodrigo Duterte s signing of the Paris Agreement

Duterte eyes changes to PH contribution to Paris climate deal

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The President agrees to sign the Paris climate pact after being assured that the country s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution can still be revised

ROAD TO RATIFICATION. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Joint Climate Change Commission Board Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañang on January 31, 2017. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Mar 01, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Senator Loren Legarda who is set to sponsor the measure is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal

Photo by Camille Elemia

Duterte signs Paris climate deal

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED The Office of the President submits the signed Instrument of Accession to the Senate for concurrence on Wednesday March 1

TALKING CLIMATE CHANGE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Climate Change Commission Board Meeting on January 31, 2017. File photo by Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

Philippines to ratify Paris climate deal by July

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is confident the Senate will ratify the deal after President Rodrigo Duterte signs it

RATIFICATION. The Philippines is set to ratify the landmark Paris climate deal by July 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo.

Duterte, Ramos have 'very warm' meeting in Palace

Nov 14, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Despite their differing opinions former president Fidel Ramos and President Rodrigo Duterte talk like friends who obviously respect each other

'VERY WARM.' President Duterte and former President Fidel Ramos meet at Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

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

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Around 60 countries are now committed to the landmark agreement designed to stem the planet s rising temperatures which was sealed in December 2015 in the French capital

FIGHTING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening of the 'Cap sur la COP 22' exhibition on the bank of the Seine River in Paris on September 14, 2016. Photo by Christophe Archambault/ AFP

Pacific nations open summit with eye on climate fight

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Climate change threatens the very existence of some low lying island countries such as Kiribati and Tuvalu

Members of the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) are greeted by traditional dancers in grass skirts at the meeting's opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016. Pacific island leaders opened their annual regional summit on September 8 with a colourful ceremony in Micronesia, as some of the world's smallest nations vowed to put up a big fight against climate change.  / AFP PHOTO / Bill JAYNES

SONA 2016: Duterte, don’t get caught in the fog of global warming

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Rolly Calalang: Duterte’s lukewarm reception of the climate change agreement is not really out of line

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The global economic cost may be more than 2 trillion by 2030 according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED But French President Francois Hollande says the UN deal will not come into force unless at least 55 countries responsible for at least 55 of global greenhouse gas emissions ratify it

RATIFIED. (L-R) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, French President Francois Hollande, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal and French Minister for the Overseas Territories George Pau-Langevin attend the ratification ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France June 15 2016. Jacky Naegelen/Pool/EPA

New UN climate talks aim at fleshing out Paris deal

May 16, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The targets set are hugely ambitious and most of the details on how this will happen have yet to be worked out

The conference room of the COP21, the UN Conference on Climate Change, is pictured at the COP21 conference center in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on November 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON

Abandon coal, oil or face climate disaster – experts

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Experts at the World Economic Forum in Davos urge mankind to prevent a global catastrophe

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Jan 21, 2016 - 1:29 PM

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Turn climate pledges into concrete action – France

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:11 PM

The French ecology minister calls for the swift implementation of the COP21 deal

Indonesia steps up commitment to fight climate change at #COP21

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:02 PM

We are confident that in due time we can develop the alternative energies that are abundant in Indonesia and also restore the degraded land and coastal areas

A general view of the Comité de Paris plenary session at the UN climate change conference, Paris, France, December 12, 2015. Photo courtesy COP21

VLOG: Negotiators in final push for global climate deal

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:46 AM

The clock is ticking for the global climate deal

One more week to change the world: the Paris Promise

Dec 07, 2015 - 7:30 PM

At COP21 failure is not an option We will make the most out of the remaining 5 days to come up with a strong binding and equitable agreement

epa05048034 The Eiffel Tower lights up with colors and messages of hope on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, 29 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) due to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December will proceed as planned, despite the terrorist attacks of 13 November. EPA/YOAN VALAT

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

Paris climate deal 'more likely' due to Commonwealth accord

Nov 29, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Commonwealth summit host Malta says near unanimity on a very focused statement on climate change may lead to success at COP21

CLIMATE ACCORD. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (middle) says a climate change agreement signed by the Commonwealth's 53 countries made clinching a deal at the upcoming Paris COP21 talks more likely. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

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

Lack of transparency threatening PH climate commitment?

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Government agencies and civil society groups say they feel left out of the Climate Change Commission s process of crafting the country s climate pledges

The Philippines is home to many climate action advocacy groups, many of whom want to be more involved in formulating the country's climate pledges to the international community. Photo from #SulongPH

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

PH leads call for more ambitious climate change goal

May 05, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Tropical countries most affected by global warming want the world s climate goal to limit warming to 1 5°C instead of the current goal of 2°C

WATER CRISIS. A file photo taken in July 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water during a period of drought when the United Nations declared a famine in several parts Somalia. File photo by Tony KARUMBA/AFP