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Spain to host COP25 climate summit in December

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'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

COP25 HOST. In this file photo, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. File photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

Greta's truth-telling and Bolsonaro's politics of denial

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion

The tale of the disappearing ube jam

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The favorite pasalubong from Baguio brings home the argument about climate change

Trump slammed for trolling Greta Thunberg climate speech

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!' climate-skeptic Trump tweets, alongside a clip of the speech

FIGHTING FOR THE CLIMATE. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:16 PM

'For now, President Donald Trump is not invited,' says an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, while noting that representatives of the US government would attend

NO INVITE. US President Donald Trump during a state dinner at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

The climate will change, no matter what's agreed on in Paris

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:53 PM

This is what will happen to the climate in the next 100 years

MORE FLOODS. An aerial view shoes the overflooded old city in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP

PH team goes to battle for liability, compensation for climate victims

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:06 AM

In what could be among the last meetings of countries before the final UN climate pact is released the Philippines fights for a stronger loss and damage mechanism

CRUNCHTIME. Philippine team analyzes near-final UN climate deal before 12 am Indaba on December 10, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

China's Xi demands developed nations pay for climate action

Nov 30, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Xi tells the UN climate summit that developed countries must accept more shared responsibilities

TAKE ACTION. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech for the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, 30 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change. EPA/STEPHANE MAHE / POOL

Rich nations vow billions for climate initiatives

Nov 30, 2015 - 10:00 PM

With the Paris climate summit opening rich countries seek ways to help poor nations go green

epa05047609 People rally to promote climate protection in Rome, Italy, 29 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The aim is to reach an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

Paris police detain 208 after climate change demo

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:03 AM

France s Interior Minister says the protesters acts of violence should be condemned

PROTESTS. A demonstrator films as protestors clash with riot police during a rally against global warming on November 29, 2015 in Paris, a day ahead of the start of UN conference on climate change COP21. Photo by Francois Guillot / AFP

TIMELINE: The long road to the climate summit of the century

Nov 28, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In this Rappler infographic retrace the steps the world has taken to address climate change through international summits

Standing up for PH in Paris climate summit: Meet 6 key negotiators

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

They fly to Paris France to ensure that the Philippines interests are represented in a landmark international climate change agreement

Melbourne rings in call for climate action ahead of UN summit

Nov 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Protesters wave placards reading There is no Planet B

UN: 2015 set to be hottest year on record

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:11 PM

This is all bad news for the planet says World Meteorological Organization head Michel Jarraud

RECORD BREAKER. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere broke a new record this year. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit

Nov 25, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The police officers are tasked to ensure safety and security of delegates attending the Paris climate summit in December

ADDDED SECURITY. France will deploy thousands of police personnel during the climate summit. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

PH team 'fully prepared' for Paris climate summit

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

We are an important player here In fact we are considered the face of climate vulnerability the Philippines lead negotiator says

READY FOR PARIS. A picture taken on October 30, 2015 shows stickers of the COP21, in Paris, ahead of the Climate Change Conference 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Youth form human banner for #NowPH climate action day

Nov 25, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The youth kick off the National Day for Youth in Climate Action by forming a human banner to send a message

Despite attacks, world leaders ready to talk climate in Paris – UN envoy

Nov 21, 2015 - 9:41 AM

The attacks in Paris are affecting the preparations and activities planned for COP21 says UN Assistant Secretary General on climate change Janos Pasztor

PARIS CLIMATE TALKS. An employee puts a sticker which translates as 'Paris 2015 Conference of the United Nations on Climate Change COP21-CMP11' on a electric Renault Nissan Leaf car on November 16, 2015 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

UN climate conference to go ahead near Paris despite attacks

Nov 15, 2015 - 12:29 AM

The talks aim at forging a post 2020 pact to curb greenhouse gases so that global warming does not exceed two degrees Celsius over pre industrial levels

An illustration picture taken on July 5, 2015 in Paris, shows a mini Eiffel Tower replica set among ox-eye daisies, ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21 / CMP 11) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Climate diplomats regroup after rocky start to key talks

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The discussions took a detour Monday when developing countries claimed their core demands had been summarily excised from a blueprint

CLIMATE TALKS. A French stall advertising the upcoming climate summit in Paris, pictured at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, October 20, 2015. The UN climate change conference in Bonn is in preparation for the climate summit in Paris from 30 November until 11 December. Photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

EU urges Brazil, India to submit climate summit targets

Aug 20, 2015 - 10:01 PM

The European Union Commissioner emphasizes the targets should be submitted without delay

We're headed for Titanic-like crash, climate talks hear

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:58 AM

A central theme of the Toronto talks are accusations that many lawmakers in Canada and the US are still not taking the threat of climate change seriously enough as Paris talks draw nearer

CLIMATE SUMMIT. Image from Climate Summit of the Americas webpage

Climate pact blueprint adopted in Geneva

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Ever since the 2009 Copenhagen conference failed to deliver a world agreement the 195 nations gathered under the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change UNFCCC have been working on a new project for adoption by the end of this year

‪A young climate revolution advocate helps change the world‬

Dec 12, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Even if the challenges may seem insurmountable we should not feel that all hope is lost in this battle of climate change says young climate advocate Jeckree Mission

CLIMATE REVOLUTION. Jeckree Mission (R) with former US Vice President Al Gore in the Climate Leadership Training in Rio de Janeiro. Photo from Dakila

UN climate summit will fail unless US sets big goal: EU

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:25 PM

EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard: The Americans have to come forward with something ambitious something tangible and something concrete

POLLUTION. A man takes pictures of buildings blanketed by haze in Singapore on June 19, 2013. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Climate negotiators urged to 'build bridges'

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The 6 day forum must lay the foundations for the annual round of ministerial level UN talks to be held in Lima in December

EMISSIONS. A photo taken on October 31, 2013 in Haubourdin, northern France shows smoke from a factory. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

#ClimateWalk: For justice and the environment

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:50 PM

The unity amidst this diversity was clear – that the people of the world demand our leaders to take concrete action on all fronts of the climate crisis

NGOs: UN Climate Summit not enough to change climate course

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:48 PM

We saw some positive signs but all in all the pledges were not ambitious enough to keep up with the demand of climate scientists and advocates alike

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calling for climate action in the world’s largest gathering on climate change from AFP.

Climate talks: From momentum to action in Asia Pacific

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:54 AM

Moving the climate frontier from negotiations and commitment to real action is not only urgent but also opens a new window of sustainable development opportunity for all

Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

#AnimatED: Kuwentong may kuwenta para sa climate change

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Kung gusto ng Filipinas na hindi makadagdag sa pagkasira ng kapaligiran isang determinadong tugon ang kailangan: huwag nang dagdagan ang coal fired plants at kumilos tungo sa pagpapasara at pagbabaklas ng mga nakatayo na

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

On climate change: A message from NY to Paris

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Cooperative action could perhaps be the best bet to bring together in the words of President Aquino a global maximum effort that will deliver a climate agreement that is fair balanced and in line with the principles of the Convention


VLOG: Aquino says PH needs climate funds

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:43 PM

With the Philippines bearing the brunt of extreme weather events President Benigno Aquino asks the UN for assistance in climate funds and tecnhology

Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

‘Climate summit good kickoff but not enough’

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering says the pledges in the summit to cut greenhouse gas emissions were not as ambitious as what vulnerable countries like the Philippines need

'BUILDING MOMENTUM.' Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering tells Rappler the UN Climate Summit was 'encouraging' but also fell short of expectations. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

UN summit urges ambitious climate deal

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:55 AM

World leaders urge ambitious action to combat climate change but pledges remained well short of goals with a year to go for an accord

Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon rehearses addressing world leaders in the General Assembly Hall, 21 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Mark Garten/UN Photo

Aquino to UN: PH needs climate funds, technology

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:00 AM

We have never lacked the resolve What we lack is the access to technology financing investment to accelerate our strategy Aquino tells the UN

CLIMATE FUNDS NEEDED. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during United Nation Climate Change Summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

UN chief at climate summit: Let's make history

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The world s largest gathering on climate change opens in the United Nations attended by 120 world leaders

‘STOP PRETENDING.’ UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio says history will judge world leaders on how they respond to climate change. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Despite much enthusiasm from climate activists for the summit s potential to create impetus some see the event as falling short of what is needed to get serious about the environment

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) at the People’s Climate March held in New York City, ahead of the Climate Summit that he is hosting at UN headquarters on 23 September. Mr. Ban is flanked by UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall (left) and Ségolène Royal, France’s Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy. Also pictured: Al Gore (top left), former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Laureate; and Yoo Soon-taek (center right), wife of the Secretary-General. 21 September 2014, New York, United States. Mark Garten/UN Photo

7 national priorities on climate change

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

We should start with what we are doing and what we need to do at home If we don’t do that we have no moral authority to make such big demands on other countries


Q and A: What’s at stake for PH in climate summit

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño talks about why the upcoming UN Climate Summit is crucial for the country and why the potluck system is not enough to curb climate change

Leo DiCaprio: Speaking on climate change no small task

Sep 21, 2014 - 7:15 PM

The Hollywood star formally accepts his appointment as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change

ADVOCACY. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio shakes hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo by UN/Mark Garten

5 things Aquino should say in his UN Climate Summit speech

Sep 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The President s 4 minute speech to be given in front of other world leaders is a unique platform to move climate change negotiations forward

The carbon crunch: A factfile

Sep 20, 2014 - 12:21 PM

In 2010 global emissions stood at about 50 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent GtCO2e

Saño: PH brings ‘moral voice’ to UN climate summit

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:30 AM

One of the most passionate voices in the global climate debate tells Rappler that the Philippines will highlight its experience in the front lines of climate change

UN to host biggest climate summit in history

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:18 PM

What s on the agenda and what s at stake for Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines? Ayee Macaraig is at the UN Headquarters in New York She files this video blog

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict – study

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Report: 22 million people were displaced in 2013 due to disasters brought on by natural hazards nearly three times the number who were forced from their homes due to violence

AFTERMATH. Residents push a tricycle converted into a funeral carriage. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Leonardo DiCaprio joins UN climate campaign

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:42 AM

I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action

ADVOCATE. Leonardo DiCaprio delivers remarks on the second day of the 'Our Ocean' Conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, USA, 17 June 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

UN summit ‘biggest climate gathering in history’

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:24 AM

The United Nations is set to host what it calls the biggest gathering of world leaders on climate change – but will this make a dent on deadlocked negotiations?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference on the first day of the 69th session of the General Assembly, 16 September 2014, UN headquarters. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

Aquino, Obama at the UN: What to expect

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:30 PM

This year s UN General Assembly is shaping up to be one of the busiest with multiple crises and the deadline for MDGs and a climate treaty coming up

'Stop this climate crisis madness'

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:28 PM

We refuse to accept a future where typhoons like Haiyan become a way of life