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U.S. says will 'protect its interests' at climate conference

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:58 PM

'The United States will continue to participate in ongoing climate change negotiations and meetings – such as COP25 – to ensure a level playing field that protects US interests,' says the US State Department

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

15 U.N. Climate Action awardees honored at COP24

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:43 PM

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa says the winning climate projects are 'activities [that] shine a light on scalable climate action around the world'

WOMEN FOR RESULTS. Syria's 'Yalla Let's Bike' (Come on Let's Bike), one of UN Climate Action winners in Women for Results category, is an initiative that aims to defy traditional gender roles, combat overcrowded streets, and promote bicycling as a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation. Photo courtesy of UNFCCC.

COP 22: Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal

What a Trump presidency means for the climate

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:26 AM

While the US certainly has a long way to go in meeting the amount of carbon emission mitigation that is expected of them a Trump presidency may reverse the efforts already done by the Obama administration

Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte: ‘Let us talk’

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact

'I WILL NOT FOLLOW.' President Rodrigo Duterte decries carbon emissions limitations as constrictive for developing countries like the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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 Mood Meter: Divided

Dec 14, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Although divided many see the Paris climate deal as a challenge to keep pushing for climate action

BETTER WORLD. Reactions to the climate deal are divided, but most agree that the fight for a better world does not end with COP21. Arnaud Bouissou/Rappler file photo

Typhoon Nona, FPJ’s death anniversary, COP21 deal | 12PM wRap

Dec 14, 2015 - 2:10 PM

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LIVE BLOG Konferensi Perubahan Iklim COP 21

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Kabar terbaru langsung dari Konferensi Perubahan Iklim COP 21 di Paris Perancis

Turbin angin di Belanda. Mengapa Anda harus peduli terhadap COP 21? Foto oleh Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Poe on DQ case, Roxas hits Duterte, Trump vs Muslims | 6PM wRap

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:44 PM

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The real divisions over climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 1:00 PM

As the world faces catastrophic climate change the bigger fight is not just between ‘developed countries’ and ‘developing countries’ or between ‘big polluters’ and ‘the people’

A picture taken on November 20, 2015 shows the "Earth Crisis" globe displayed by US artist Shepard Fairey on the Eiffel tower in Paris, as part of the organisation of the Conference on Climate Change COP21-CMP11. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET / AFP / JOEL SAGET

Pentingnya Pilkada serentak 2015 dan skandal ‘Papa minta saham’

Dec 07, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Hasil Pilkada 2015 akan menentukan apakah kita akan miliki pemimpin yang bersih dan mampu bangun daerahnya atau mhasilkan kualitas pemimpin yang berujung di jerat pidana korupsi

Aktivis memakai topeng bergambar Ketua DPR RI Setya Novanto melakukan teatrikal Catut Jumbo di Solo, Jawa Tengah, pada 22 November 2015. Foto oleh Maulana Surya/Antara

One more week to change the world: the Paris Promise

Dec 07, 2015 - 7:30 PM

At COP21 failure is not an option We will make the most out of the remaining 5 days to come up with a strong binding and equitable agreement

epa05048034 The Eiffel Tower lights up with colors and messages of hope on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, 29 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) due to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December will proceed as planned, despite the terrorist attacks of 13 November. EPA/YOAN VALAT

#COP21: Fighting fear at the Paris climate summit

Dec 07, 2015 - 8:31 AM

The recent terror attacks haven t dimmed the City of Lights as it continues to host the landmark UN climate change conference

SHRINE. Many continue to gather around the Marianne statue in Place dela Republique to remember the victims of the recent Paris terror attacks. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: Ok to kiss but not to protest in Paris

Dec 06, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Protesters turn the heat up on decision makers as negotiators deliver a draft deal on December 5

Climate negotiations move to next round

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:41 PM

UPDATED Dean Tony La Viña spokesperson for the Philippine delegation in Paris says all the elements the country wants are included among them the 1 5 degrees Celsius cap

#COP21 deal: Indigenous peoples fear rights might be dropped

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:15 PM

The US EU and Norway are reportedly blocking reference to human rights in Article 2 which includes recognition of indigenous peoples rights

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

Progress in Paris: Draft climate change deal is out

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED But the draft agreement at the COP21 in Paris is heavily bracketed meaning the wording of various sections is contested by negotiators from member countries

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that will host Paris' climate summit, also known as COP21. Dominique Faget/EPA

3 million Filipino voices heard at #COP21 in Paris

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21

COP21: Aquino, other leaders told to get act together

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine delegation at COP21 in Paris welcomes the UN climate official s call as the hard work begins

Indigenous peoples to world leaders: We carry burden of climate change

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:24 PM

This injustice calls for a commitment by the international community to compensate for the historical social and ecological debt we are suffering

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS CAUCUS. Indigenous peoples from the Arctic, North America, Asia, Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Africa pause for a solemn moment of solidarity as they tackle their proposals to the COP21 in Paris, France. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Ada bisik-bisik swasta di Paviliun Indonesia di COP 21?

Dec 01, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Bisik bisik keterlibatan swasta dalam setiap gelaran internasional selalu muncul Mengapa swasta anggap kehadiran di COP penting?

Presiden Jokowi disambut Presiden Perancis Francois Hollande dan Sekjen PBB Ban Ki-moon, saat memasuki arena KTT Perubahan Iklim, di Paris, 30 November 2015. Foto dari

Pidato Jokowi di COP 21: Dari kebakaran lahan hingga energi dari sampah

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Pidato lengkap Presiden Jokowi di Konferensi Perubahan Iklim atau Conference of Parties COP 21 di Paris

Presiden Jokowi menyampaikan pidato di COP 21, Paris, 30 November 2015. Foto oleh Hotmangaraja Panjaitan

Indonesia perlu fokus dana pencegahan kebakaran hutan

Nov 30, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Ada 3 hal yang Indonesia perlu perhatikan terkait isu pendanaan di Konferensi Perubahan Iklim COP 21

Anggota militer Indonesia sedang memadamkan api akibat kebakaran lahan di Pampangan, Ogan Komering Ilir, Provinsi Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia, 13 September 2015. Foto oleh Tamy Utary/EPA

4 hal tentang Indonesia di KTT Perubahan Iklim COP 21

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Benarkah delegasi Indonesia didominasi pihak swasta? Apa misi khusus Jokowi?

Conference of Parties 21 di Area Ekspo Le Bourget, Paris. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Agenda penting Indonesia di Konferensi Perubahan Iklim Paris

Nov 30, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Paviliun Indonesia di Paris akan menggelar 47 kegiatan selama 12 hari acara konferensi perubahan iklim COP 21 SBY dan Al Gore jadi pembicara di sesi panel tingkat tinggi

Jokowi tiba di Paris, 29 November 2015. Jokowi akan sampaikan kontribusi Indonesia pada perubahan iklim. Foto dari

Duterte-Cayetano 2016, fighter jets arrive, COP21 | 12PM wRap

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:59 PM

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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

ADB, Japan to pour $16B for infra in Asia and the Pacific

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The 16 billion investment will also contribute to the expansion of climate financing for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific

BOOST APEC INFRA. ADB and Japan cofinanced Indonesia's Sarulla Geothermal Project. Photo by Sarulla Operations Limited

Jokowi dijadwalkan hadir di Konferensi Perubahan Iklim di Paris

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Dalam pertemuan puncak perubahan iklim di Paris Desember ini Indonesia akan memaparkan pembangunan rendah karbon dan penanganan kebakaran lahan dan hutan

DEMI LINGKUNGAN. Wajah Bunderan HI, Jakarta, saat Earth Hour dilaksanakan pada 31 Maret 2012. Foto oleh Mast Irham/EPA

Ministers in Paris to seek climate convergence

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

The meeting brings together all the negotiating blocs and includes top envoys from all major carbon polluting nations

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

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

Lumad, Asian indigenous peoples begin journey to Paris #COP21

Sep 24, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Dulphing Ogan a Lumad from Southern Philippines will join a delegation of indigenous peoples from Asia that will fly to France in December for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of Parties

Rappler Talk: What is PH's contribution to the Paris climate talks?

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Rappler talked to Sec Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission CCC as Manila prepares for the climate summit in Paris

How the Paris climate deal can save lives

Sep 04, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change but its mitigation and adaptation plans are not ambitious

In this file photo taken on November 19, 2013, a mother reacts as she finds her missing 6-year-old son among the bodies brought to one of three mass burial sites in Tacloban where they received more than one thousand victims after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN / FILES

Cash crunch for Paris conference – UN climate chief

Aug 31, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Christiana Figueres says there is a deficit of 1 2 million euros 1 3 million for the UN Conference of Parties COP 21 as well as the pre Paris negotiating round in Bonn

UN CLIMATE CHIEF. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres has been at the helm of some of the most important gatherings on climate change

Climate action plans: How are ASEAN countries doing?

Jul 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM

How are ASEAN countries faring with their climate action pledges in preparation for the December Paris climate talks?

Elements of a good Paris Agreement on climate change

May 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Here are the key themes and objectives of the Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 and the work it has produced

Tony La Viña, Niner Guiao, Railla Puno

Climate Reality Project launches global call for strong emissions reduction agreement

May 01, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The campaign will highlight the role of local communities in encouraging their politicians to help reach zero emissions against climate change

Filipino, French presidents make joint call for climate action

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:05 PM

We need the Philippines We need countries which not only were the victims of disaster but also [are] able to invest and to express a number of recommendations that will be examples for the Paris conference

JOINT CALL. French President Francois Hollande (left) walks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during an arrival ceremony at the Malacañang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. Photo by EPA

Activists to French president: Climate action not enough

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Activists want to remind President Francois Hollande of the obligations of developed countries like France to Filipinos and other countries suffering from climate change

'LES VULNERABLES.' Filipino climate justice activists invoke the famous novel of French author Victor Hugo in their message for French President Francois Hollande about climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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