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PH on Paris climate pact: Monumental feat for humanity

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:53 AM

Paris has given us 1 5°C to survive and to thrive says head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman Thank you Paris

'THANK YOU, PARIS.' Philippine head of delegation Emmanuel de Guzman delivers the country's speech adopting the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: Vatican joins call for 1.5°C warming limit

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:59 AM

The Holy See adds its influential voice to the growing call for the safer and more difficult goal for the world s warming to be kept below 1 5°C

HEAD OF VATICAN. Pope Francis, head of the Vatican, greets the faithful as he arrives during heavy rain in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City in March 2015. File photo by Fabio Frustaci/EPA

WATCH: Jane Goodall speaks for animals at UN climate summit

Dec 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The most famous animal scientist on Earth gives voice to other living creatures facing destruction if humanity fails to curb climate change

THEIR SPOKESWOMAN. Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall speaks in behalf of animals threatened by climate change at COP21 in Paris. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: 4 crucial things PH wants from the UN climate deal

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED If these 4 things are included in the final UN climate pact the Philippine team will consider their efforts at COP21 a success

PH IN PARIS. Head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman speaks during a major gathering of negotiators at the UN climate talks in Paris. Photo from Tony La Viña

Filipino solidarity on last mile of Paris climate negotiations

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:32 AM

The Philippine delegation opens a crucial meeting of negotiators to media for the first time during the landmark UN climate summit in Paris

PH team dives into marathon climate negotiations

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:22 AM

We are very close already to having an agreement says climate commissioner Manny de Guzman as the last mile of climate negotiations begin following the release of a new climate agreement draft

CRUNCHTIME. Commissioner Manny de Guzman and Philippine delegation spokesman Tony La Viña address Philippine negotiators monents after the release of a new draft of the Paris climate agreement. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

10 cool things you’ll find in Planet COP21

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:20 PM

We may not have a Planet B but we have Planet COP21 – a whole new world showcasing green innovations as it serves as the venue for the Paris climate summit

A NEW WORLD. Wind Trees greet participants to the Paris climate change conference (COP21) as they step off special hybrid buses. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Philippine delegation in COP21: Sleepless in Paris

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:24 AM

Negotiators from the Philippines are living off 3 or 4 hours of sleep as they hunker down so the world can meet the December 11 deadline for a global climate action plan

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Philippine delegation spokeman Tony La Viña briefs media on what the team has achieved at COP21. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The battle to save humanity is a climate conference

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:34 PM

I arrive in Paris to cover this make or break conference but I feel like I’m going to war – a war against apathy and ignorance against despair and inaction

SCENE OF ACTION. The fate of humanity will depend on whether countries can agree on a climate change action plan in Paris this December. Photo by Guilliaume Horcajuelo/EPA

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

Rappler Talk: Fighting for PH survival in Paris

Nov 27, 2015 - 5:33 PM

What is at stake for the ordinary Filipino in the climate change conference in Paris?

Manila summit asks: Why do you care about climate change?

Oct 09, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Policymakers artists and the religious sign the Call to Conscience for the Climate two months before the much awaited Paris climate conference

CALLING ON CONSCIENCES. Senator Loren Legarda leads the signing of the Call to Conscience for the Climate on October 9, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

WATCH: Climate change, explained by a kid

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Don t get climate change? Watch an animation explaining the phenomenon as a 12 year old would

Polluted Paris 'car-free' for a day

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Paris is the latest city worldwide to hold a car free day as it prepares to host United Nations led climate negotiations this December

CAR-FREE. Parisians walk down the famous Avenue Des Champs Elysees, during an initiative by the City Hall titled 'The Day Without Cars' on September 27, 2015. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

#ClimateChange: A Rappler special coverage

Aug 30, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Follow Rappler for extensive and in depth coverage of the United Nations climate change conference COP21 in Paris France from November 30 to December 11 2015

ASEAN gears up for Paris climate conference

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Concrete actions not statements needed to mitigate effects of climate change

Can the climate challenge unify ASEAN?

Jul 03, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Five months before the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris the heat is on to see if ASEAN can deliver a coordinated plan of action to prepare for the worst impacts of climate disruption

ASEAN EXPERIENCE. Scientists from ASEAN nations share knowledge and insights during the ASEAN Regional Forum on Climate Change held in Bangkok from July 1-3, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

Naderev Saño resigns as climate commissioner

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:00 AM

2nd UPDATE He has been tapped to head a 1 500 kilometer Climate Pilgrimage from Rome to Paris to take place during the upcoming Paris climate conference

CALLING FOR ACTION. Climate negotiator Naderev Sano (center) and supporters hold banners while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 19 on November 19, 2013 in Warsaw. Photo by AFP/Janek Skarzynski

Limited climate change accord likely in Paris –IPCC expert

Feb 15, 2015 - 11:43 PM

The promises currently on the table are not enough to hit the two degrees Celsius target by 2020 We have to do more says a climate change expert