COP22 - updates

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Lopez: PH has access to $3M from Green Climate Fund

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

We are a good investment for climate change says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

Urgent pleas to Trump at UN climate talks

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:27 AM

UPDATED The 12 day meeting in Marrakesh has gavelled through a work plan for implementing the Paris Agreement

CLIMATE TALKS. Members of International delegations pose for a group photo outside the COP22 climate conference on November 18, 2016, in Marrakesh. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

UN climate meeting closes under Trump shadow

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:29 PM

On the eve of the conference s closure nearly 200 parties to the UN s climate convention make a rare united appeal for the highest political commitment to combat climate change

COP22. Delegates walk outside the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech on November 14, 2016. File photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

PH can be a venue to explore ways vs climate change – Lopez

Nov 17, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at the COP22 in Morocco also says the world does not need to give up economic growth to protect the planet

UN chief calls for 'elimination' of fossil fuel subsidies

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Countries and businesses must do more to curtail global warming caused by fossil fuel emissions Ban Ki moon said in Marrakesh which is hosting the annual UN climate conference

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech during the UN climate conference in Marrakesh on November 15, 2016. Fadel Senna/AFP

UN seeks more climate finance from rich nations

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Rich nations pledged back in 2009 to mobilize 100 billion 93 billion euros per year from 2020 for climate aid to the developing world but poor nations are insisting on a clear roadmap for reaching the goal

A man walks past the logo of the COP22 international climate conference on November 9, 2016, in Marrakesh. Fadel Senna/AFP

Ban 'optimistic' as leaders tackle climate change in Trump shadow

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED Ban Ki Moon: I have explained at length about our expectations and our hope that president elect Mr Trump will hear and understand the seriousness and urgency of addressing climate change

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, speaks at the UN World Climate Change Conference 2016 in Marrakesh on November 14, 2016. Fadel Senna/AFP

Natural disasters push 26M into poverty annually – World Bank

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Those numbers will be driven up in the coming decades as climate change amplifies the destructive power of cyclones flooding and drought said the report

A woman prepares food near her destroyed house in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Roche-a-Bateaux, southwest Haiti, on October 18, 2016. Hector Retamal/AFP

CO2 emissions level off, still too high to save climate – report

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Emissions of planet warming carbon dioxide stayed level in 2015 at 36 3 billion tons GtCO2 and are projected to rise only slightly by 0 2 in 2016

This file photo taken February 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

From Paris to Marrakech: Climate-proofing our development

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:34 PM

We must ensure that our development plans insulate our communities from the impacts of climate change and allow our country to transition into a low carbon pathway

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Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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Duterte to sign Paris climate pact

Nov 07, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The President reaches the decision barely 3 months after he declared his misgivings about it

In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message during the Regional Convention of Integrated Bar of the Philippines Greater Manila Chapter at Pandango Hall, Manila Hotel, November 4, 2016. Presidential Photo

Climate rescue: UN talks get down to business

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:52 PM

As 15 000 negotiators CEOs and activists from 196 nations gathered in Marrakesh settle in for the 12 day UN talks all eyes are on the United States where voting Tuesday November 8 could thrust climate denier Donald Trump into the White House

READY FOR THE NEGOTIATORS. A general view taken on October 31, 2016 shows part of the site of the COP22 international climate conference in Marrakesh a week before the start of the talks. AFP/Stringer

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to clarify things and get more clarity on what the President wants

NOT YET FINAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says plans for her to join the Philippine delegation in Morroco climate talks are not yet final. Screenshot from Rappler

Paris Agreement enters into force: Celebration and reality check

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Its early entry into force is a clear political signal that all the nations of the world are devoted to decisive global action on climate change

Ramos to gov't: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former president Fidel V Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it because it would advance the interests of Filipinos

In this file picture taken on November 25, 2013, a ship is washed ashore crushing houses in Tacloban, Leyte Province, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. Noel Celis/File/AFP

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE Antonio La Viña a veteran of international climate talks also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

Done deal: Paris climate pact to enter into force

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:01 AM

Seventy two 72 countries accounting for more than 56 of emissions had submitted ratification documents the UNFCCC says meaning the pact will take binding legal effect in 30 days

This file photo taken on December 11, 2015 shows The Eiffel Tower displayING the message 'No plan B' within the United Nations Climate Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Patrick Kovarick/AFP/Fle

COP22 host Morocco's mosques are going green

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:44 AM

As Morocco counts down to COP22 its people are being exposed more and more to events and initiatives showcasing the country s involvement in protecting the planet

GOING GREEN. A general view taken on September 5, 2016 shows the As-Sounna mosque in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Fadel Senna/AFP

Tough choices: The world in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:38 PM

From ISIS to the global climate deal Rappler takes a look at some of the biggest issues that affected the world in 2015