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Rappler's latest stories on COP20


Prospects of a Paris climate agreement

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Lima conference proved to be another exercise of endurance patience and perseverance

Mima Mendoza and Tony La Viña

Q and A: Tony La Viña on PH's new strategy in climate talks

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:16 AM

This strategy positions us well for Paris in that we will be seen as a constructive player finding solutions for moving forward rather than being hardline on positions

Climate change: Key dates on the way to Paris accord

Dec 14, 2014 - 4:42 PM

A list of key dates ahead of the planned December 2015 Paris agreement on curbing climate change

A file photo taken on May 6, 2013 shows a man riding a bicycle near the river Seine in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

COP20: Key points in the Lima climate agreement

Dec 14, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Here are the main points of the Lima climate agreement agreed upon by UN member countries at the last minute of the COP20

POLLUTION. A file photo dated 25 November 2011 showing heavy midmorning traffic amidst air pollution in Beijing, China. Adrian Bradshaw/EPA

COP20: UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal

Dec 14, 2014 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Agreement comes after a bitter dispute flared anew requiring major compromise that campaigners said pointed to a mountain of work ahead leading to a deal due to be sealed in Paris in December 2015

CLIMATE TALKS. Members of representative commissions of the countries participating in the climate change conferences, attend the seventh plenary meeting of the COP20 on December 13, 2014 in Lima. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Troubled climate talks scrabble for exit strategy

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:53 PM

The talks in Lima are scheduled to end on Friday but run into overtime as negotiators horse traded over elements of a draft text

President of COP20, Peruvian Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (C) during his speech in the 20th UN Climate Change Conference COP20 held in the city of Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014. Photo by Paolo Aguilar/EPA

Climate talks run into overtime as nations clash

Dec 13, 2014 - 6:31 PM

A years old dispute over sharing responsibility for curbing greenhouse gases reemerges driving negotiations into a holdout clouding prospects for the ambitious environmental accord

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE? President of COP20, Peruvian Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (R) talks to Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres (L) after his speech during the 20th UN Climate Change Conference COP20 held in the city of Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014. Photo by Paolo Aguilar/EPA

Time presses as Lima climate talks head for penultimate day

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:47 PM

The talks are scheduled to end late Friday with the goal of clearing the way to a deal in Paris to slow the juggernaut of climate change by limiting global warming to 2ºC 3 6ºF over pre industrial levels

This file picture taken on August 13, 2009 shows the Hazelwood power station as it billows smoke from its exhaust stacks in the Latrobe Valley, 150 kms east of Melbourne. Paul Crock/File/AFP

#COP20: Thousands in Lima march for climate as talks grind on

Dec 11, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Students environmentalists workers women s defenders anti poverty activists and indigenous groups join the People s Climate March in the Peruvian capital

MARCH FOR THE EARTH. The People’s Climate March on the sidelines of the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences being held in Lima on December 10, 2014. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Disturbing climate change

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Rappler talks to Fr Jett Villarin on Typhoon Ruby and the UN climate change talks in Lima

Australia bows to pressure, pledges $165M to UN climate fund

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:42 PM

The government had previously indicated it was not interested in the fund but Prime Minister Tony Abbott says we ve seen things develop over the last few months

A general view of Hazelwood Power Station and cooling pond in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 2014. David Crosling/EPA

Climate pledges exceed $10B at Lima talks

Dec 10, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Finance is a touchy issue at the Lima negotiations where developing countries want wealthy economies to spell out their promised support as a sign of good faith in negotiations to forge a global climate pact by December 2015

In this file photo, Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund speaks a press conference with hosts, German environment minister and development minister at the development ministry in Berlin on November 20, 2014. Odd Andersen/AFP

Andes glaciers: Ailing giants hit by climate change

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:04 PM

The tropical glaciers of the Andes Mountains are melting at worrying speed raising scientists fears that many will disappear before anything can be done to save them

Picture taken on May 24, 2013 of the Andes in west Bolivia. Aizar Raldes/AFP

PH negotiator prevented from attending Lima climate talks?

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:31 PM

Commissioner Naderev Saño is not part of the crucial UN conference in Peru