INDCs - updates

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The Paris Agreement and PH's fossil fuel industry

May 24, 2016 - 11:13 AM

The most effective way to reduce the impact of the fossil fuel industry in the Philippines is to convince investors to shift their investments from fossil fuels to renewable energy

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

In the aftermath of Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

May 21, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Accepting the Paris Agreement without question risks us wasting another 15 vital years on distracting public opinion and creating the illusion that something positive is happening

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. A general view of delegates attending the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, 16 May 2016. Photo by Maja Hitij/EPA

The time has come to break free from fossil fuel

May 17, 2016 - 3:06 PM

While we have been so active in climate change negotiations we have to match it with actually protecting and conserving our environment We have all the progressive laws and policies but the problem is implementation

Paris and its climate legacy for future generations

Nov 30, 2015 - 1:47 PM

Keeping global temperature rise to below 2°C of the average pre industrial level may not be enough to avert dangerous consequences but 2°C gives us a target to focus upon

10 hal penting tentang COP 21 di Paris

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Kesepakatan Paris akan menentukan masa depan manusia dan kemanusiaan Tiap inci kesepakatan menentukan keberlangsungan lingkungan dan ekosistem di dunia

PENDUKUNG PERUBAHAN IKLIM. Paus Fransiskus menunjukkan dukungan kuat atas Kesepakatan Paris. Foto oleh Johannes Eiselle/AFP.

Paris climate pledges can avert extreme warming – study

Nov 27, 2015 - 2:16 PM

This is the first time since climate negotiations started two decades ago that virtually all the world’s nations have committed to being part of the solution

A man walks past pillars bearing national flags at the entrance of the COP21 Climate Conference venue in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, 24 November 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Is the Philippines ready for climate action?

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Do we have enough commitments to even reach our 2ºC target? And is the Philippines committing enough to leading the world into a carbon neutral future?

Climate pact: The rocky road to Paris... and beyond

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:39 AM

The climate pledges made so far are insufficient and it is therefore essential to have a mechanism for ratcheting up those pledges every 5 years says Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace

ROAD TO PARIS. Delegates seen during the United Nations (UN) climate conference in Bonn, Germany, 20 October 2015. The conference is held in preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

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

A look at ASEAN countries' climate change action plans

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:25 PM

8 out of 10 ASEAN countries submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions on time

World headed for too-high 2.7ºC warming – experts

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The goal of limiting overall planet warming to 2 0ºC 3 6ºF from pre industrial levels is still out of reach the Climate Action Tracker CAT analysis finds

EMISSIONS. A picture dated 16 January 2013 shows smoke billowing out from a plant in Tokyo bay, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

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

Indonesia’s climate plan: Good start, but improvements crucial

Sep 18, 2015 - 10:44 AM

As the world’s sixth largest emitter of greenhouse gases Indonesia’s climate commitment is an important piece of the global response to climate change

AMAN: ‘Indigenous peoples’ harus masuk dalam INDC

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Presiden Jokowi inginkan dokumen komitmen Indonesia jangan hanya turuti kemauan dunia

MASYARAKAT ADAT. Seorang warga dari suku Salakhirat di Pulau Mentawai, Sumatera Barat. Foto oleh Zulkifli/EPA

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

Climate action: Long term goal or short term actions?

Sep 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If the long term goal is our end destination short term ambitions are our road maps to get there

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

World on track for warming 'far above' 2ºC target – analysts

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Climate Action Tracker: The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to below 2ºC

What’s happening in Paris in December? 10 things to know

Aug 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Here are some easy to digest facts about the climate conference of the century

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?

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

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

Australian climate activist delivers country’s apology for PH

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Failure of Australia to present ambitious carbon reduction commitments in Bonn climate talks criticized

CLIMATE JUSTICE. A group of activists from different NGO's participate in a spontaneous rally to call for assistance to victims of typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, during the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru.