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PH climate change body calls for stronger 'global climate action'

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman says all countries must 'ramp up climate action efforts and to deliver more ambitious commitments to mitigation with utmost urgency and equity'

This photo taken on February 3, 2019 shows the chapel in Sitio Pariahan, Bulacan, located amid encroaching bay waters. - Areas north of Manila like the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan have sunk four-six centimetres (1.5-2.4 inches) a year since 2003, according to satellite monitoring. The creeping bay waters put people and property at risk, while the threat is amplified by high-tides and flooding brought by the roughly 20 storms that pound the archipelago every year. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH Philippines-water-climate,FEATURE by Joshua MELVIN

Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country leaders to step up their efforts to reach the targets set in the Paris climate agreement

Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

Climate Change Consciousness Week events: 'Science, policy, and climate action'

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The annual observance will run from November 20 to 24

CLIMATE ACTION. It is about time to take climate change seriously and take responsibility

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Panelists of the first ever Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness talk about what makes certain sectors of Philippine society highly vulnerable to climate change

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

If the media you re already consuming starts to address these issues you re going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

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Jun 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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PH asks U.S. to reconsider withdrawal from Paris climate pact

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The Philippines one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change affirms its commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement and urges other countries to become even more vigilant

Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP; COP21 background photo courtesy of COP 21

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio s household needs to plant to offset it

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Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On Earth Day we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming

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Mar 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM

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Lopez calls PH ratification of Paris climate deal 'victory for planet'

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The Climate Change Commission also says the Senate s swift concurrence to the ratification reflects the sense of global urgency needed

Lopez file photo by Jasmine Dulay

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

Lopez: Paris deal will bring 'silver lining of hope' to next generation

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:25 PM

By ratifying the Paris Agreement we will be able to maximize our climate adaptation and mitigation efforts to protect the Filipino people says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

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

Paris climate deal submitted to Duterte for approval

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:21 PM

After the President signs the Instrument of Accession it will be sent to Senate for concurrence after which it becomes a legally binding treaty

DUTERTE AND CLIMATE CONCERNS. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at the ceremonial switch-on of the Sarangani Energy Corporation Power Plant in Maasim, Sarangani on January 26, 2017. File photo by Karl Normal Alonzo/Presidential Photo

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

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

PH, other vulnerable countries to pursue 1.5-degree climate goal

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:55 PM

For countries like the Philippines the difference of a 0 5 degree warming can mean life or death

Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

1,715 towns and cities reminded of available People's Survival Fund

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:23 PM

The Climate Change Commission needs to disburse about P2 billion 43 4 million of this special fund

LESS THAN A HUNDRED. Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman (center) gestures as he explains that less than a handful of LGUs all over the country have accessed the People's Survival Fund (PSF), a P1-billion-peso annual budget for climate change mitigation projects. With de Guzman is father Robert Yap (left), President of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Ruel Cabile Coordinator of Aksyon Klima (2nd to the right) and Alexis Lapuz, CCC commissioner. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/

Review of PH energy policy underway

May 26, 2016 - 4:57 PM

It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait says Emmanuel De Guzman vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

PH to revise UN climate pledges to align with 1.5-degree target

May 21, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The Philippines current commitments include 70 carbon mitigation by 2030 All of these commitments however are conditional

Photo by Renee Karunungan

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

Yeb Saño named Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director

Jan 30, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Regional Board Chief Suzy Hutomo is confident that Saño will lead Greenpeace Southeast Asia to its ambitious goal of protecting the region s natural heritage from destruction

CLIMATE CHANGE CHAMPION. Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia Naderev "Yeb" Saño poses for portraits in Greenpeace Jakarta office. Photo by Afriadi Hikmal / Greenpeace

Part 1: The Philippines at its best at Paris climate talks

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Servant leadership dedication discipline and adaptive management characterized Secretary de Guzman’s work in Paris The result was a cohesive and united Team Philippines

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

#COP21: PH team hold 'salu-salo' while waiting for UN climate deal

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Move over croissants omelettes and crepes The Philippine delegation prefers good ol Batangas style chicken while waiting for the release of the UN climate deal

PH FEAST. The last meal of the Philippine delegation before deciding on a landmark global agreement is Batangas-style chicken. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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

Aquino to attend #COP21 in Paris before meeting Pope in Vatican

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Aquino is expected to push for an ambitious legally binding climate deal in the Paris summit

PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT. France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as 'Paris 2015' from November 30 to December 11. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP.

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

VIDEO: #NowPH advocates, celebrities remember Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Using the hashtag NowPH join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook between 9 am to 9 pm Sunday November 8 and show how you can help Yolanda survivors and address climate change

#NOWPH AMBASSADORS. The Not on Our Watch Philippines (NowPH) campaign seeks to gather at least one million voices calling on countries to act on climate change issues to prevent global warming from going past 2 degrees Celsius

Remember Typhoon Yolanda: Sign up and act #NowPH

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Using the hashtag NowPH join the Twitter and Facebook conversation on November 8 and show how you re helping address climate change

People's Survival Fund now open to poor, climate-vulnerable LGUs

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:58 PM

After 3 years since its creation the PSF is now operational Local governments and groups are asked to submit project proposals that can help their communities adapt to climate change

VULNERABLE. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Albay, on December 7, 2014. Photo by Zalrian Z Sayat/EPA

47-M Twitter views: Youth dominate climate change action #NowPH

Oct 07, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Climate action ambassadors including AlDub star Alden Richards weatherman Kim Atienza and athletes Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena are key influencers in the NowPH conversation

#NowPH: Youth urged to combat climate change

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:19 AM

The National Youth Commission and the Climate Change Commission launch their latest effort to promote climate change awareness

Philippine climate pledge hailed as 'ambitious first step'

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:55 PM

But some say the INDC should include commitments not conditional on any aid from the international community

Philippines commits to reduce carbon emissions by 70%

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:24 PM

In its submission to the United Nations the Philippines says the carbon emission reductions by the year 2030 will be taken from the energy transport waste forestry and industry sectors But this target is conditional on aid

PH climate commitment draft presented to stakeholders

Sep 25, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The draft of the country s Intended National Determined Contribution commits to an emission reduction of 10 in the energy and transport sectors by 2030

CONGESTION. Transportation is among the biggest contributors of carbon emissions in the Philippines. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

#COP21 climate action: 1 million voices from PH to Paris

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The pledges to be gathered will be presented by the youth commission s Dindong Dantes and climate change commission s Lucille Sering to French President Francois Holland at the Paris climate summit

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

3rd Philippine Climate Change Commissioner appointed

Aug 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Emmanuel de Guzman is a disaster risk reduction expert who has worked with the United Nations His term as commissioner will end in February 2016

NEW COMMISSIONER. Emmanuel M. de Guzman, the country's new Climate Change Commissioner, has 20 years of experience in disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. Photo from LinkedIn

Aquino's response to climate change: Action or inaction?

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Ma’am sana makarating itong kwento ko sa mga tao para may gawin na sila

The Supreme Court should compel government to address climate change

Jun 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Will the Philippine judiciary follow the track of Netherlands in limiting carbon emissions?

LAW AND CLIMATE CHANGE. Will the Supreme Court rule on limiting carbon emissions following the recent event in Netherlands?

Facing the dangers of a warmer world

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:56 PM

A UN report released earlier this year states that climate change accounts for 87 of disasters worldwide This figure comes with only 0 8 degrees celcius of global temperature rise that we are now experiencing

CLIMATE TALKS PROTEST. Young climate activists stage a protest during the intersession at Bonn this week, a crucial negotiations before the Paris climate talks in December this year.

Crunch time as PH prepares for Paris climate summit

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:21 PM

The Philippines vows to submit its list of climate actions in time for the Paris climate summit in December 2015

Legarda questions PH use of coal for energy

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The worst source of carbon is coal So why did we approve 21 coal power plant Environmental Compliance Certificates despite their impact on the environment?