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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

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

Climate change key focus in UN's new dev't goals

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Six of out of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals are geared towards mitigating the impacts of climate change aside from the stand alone goal No 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

THE FUTURE WE WANT. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs together with Philippines top economists NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan and Solita Monsod answer questions from the audience during the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launch. Photo by Christopher Schnabel /Rappler

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.

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?

Philippines, 12 Asian countries set agenda for climate talks

May 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The countries identify 10 action points ahead of next week s climate discussions in Bonn Germany

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters take part in the 'People's Climate March' in Central London, Britain, 21 September 2014. File Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Philippines, a leader in climate change policies – UNDP

May 21, 2015 - 6:56 PM

People s Survival Fund to help vulnerable communities adapt to impacts of climate change

CLIMATE RESILIENT. Sec. Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission and other climate experts from vulnerable countries answers questions from the media during the Climate Vulnerability Regional Forum. Photo by Jed Alegado

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

From politics to planet, 2015 is year of big decisions

Jan 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

With major decisions deals and deadlines coming up 2015 is a make or break year for the Philippines the region and the world

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

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

#Greeneration: Climate Commission youth summit in Mindanao

Oct 03, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The summit is part of the Greeneration campaign that envisions a unified movement of empowered Filipino youth for a climate resilient Philippines

#GREENERATION SUMMIT. Speakers include TV host and climate change ambassador Bianca Gonzalez, Climate Change Commission's Lucille Sering, and Rappler's  Voltaire Tupaz

300 PH towns to get climate change funds by 2016

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

A fund of around P40 million is proposed to help make Philippine towns more resilient to climate change and prepared for disasters

On climate change: A message from NY to Paris

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Cooperative action could perhaps be the best bet to bring together in the words of President Aquino a global maximum effort that will deliver a climate agreement that is fair balanced and in line with the principles of the Convention


‘Climate summit good kickoff but not enough’

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering says the pledges in the summit to cut greenhouse gas emissions were not as ambitious as what vulnerable countries like the Philippines need

'BUILDING MOMENTUM.' Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering tells Rappler the UN Climate Summit was 'encouraging' but also fell short of expectations. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

7 national priorities on climate change

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

We should start with what we are doing and what we need to do at home If we don’t do that we have no moral authority to make such big demands on other countries


UN to host biggest climate summit in history

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:18 PM

What s on the agenda and what s at stake for Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines? Ayee Macaraig is at the UN Headquarters in New York She files this video blog

UN summit ‘biggest climate gathering in history’

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:24 AM

The United Nations is set to host what it calls the biggest gathering of world leaders on climate change – but will this make a dent on deadlocked negotiations?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference on the first day of the 69th session of the General Assembly, 16 September 2014, UN headquarters. Evan Schneider/UN Photo

A defining moment for climate change

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

In Bonn it is our hope that the world will be able to finally move forward even if slowly at first toward consensus


Risk insurance: The next step toward disaster resilience?

Jan 21, 2014 - 8:20 PM

Multinational insurance companies developed a possible insurance model that they say should be mandatory for all LGUs

Greeneration Summit: The importance of creating climate-smart industries

Nov 28, 2013 - 9:11 AM

UPDATED More than 500 businessmen gather to discuss the importance of creating climate smart industries

Greeneration Summit: Creating climate-smart industry

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED The 3rd day of the summit focuses on preparing the private sector for climate change

United in Warsaw

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:48 PM

The Philippines recognizes the role it has to play in mitigating climate change but it can only effectively do so if there will be enough support from developed countries

#COP19: Negotiating on who is to live and who is to die?

Nov 20, 2013 - 9:34 PM

[If] several developed countries cannot meet their commitments Shifting mitigation responsibilities to developing countries will not solve the problem

After Yolanda/Haiyan: The worst is yet to come

Nov 12, 2013 - 10:30 AM

One thing is sure in the future these extreme events will become more frequent and intensify – unless we successfully mitigate climate change

Ondoy 4 years after: Managing the unavoidable

Sep 26, 2013 - 5:08 PM

It s been 4 years ago since Ondoy the year of reckoning in our country in terms of dealing with extreme weather events caused by climate change

Are we ready for another Ondoy?

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:45 PM

On the anniversary of the disaster Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering lists 5 ways to better prepare us for disasters

LEARNING FROM DISASTER. Learnings from Ondoy can help make the Philippines a more climate-resilient country

PH+SocialGood Summit: Disaster risk reduction

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Experts government officials and volunteers come together to discuss disaster risk reduction and preparedness in PH SocialGood Summit

Social Media in disasters: Info as important as food, shelter

Sep 21, 2013 - 3:05 PM

People use social media to communicate during crisis Patrick Meier of Digital Humanitarians tells the 2013 Social Good Summit Accurate and real time information are on demand

PH+SocialGood Summit: Unity Statement

Sep 21, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Today I will help build disaster resilient communities Today I accept the challenge 2030NOW

Climate Change Commission unveils first climate change map

Sep 16, 2013 - 6:21 PM

The 3 dimensional map helps foresee climate change impact in 2020 and 2050

PREPARATION. Climate change maps like the one crafted for Cagayan de Oro can beef up disaster-preparedness and climate change adaptiveness for the entire Philippines. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#TalkThursday with Lucille Sering

Aug 09, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Rappler speaks with Secretary Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission

Digital and social media leaders come together for #SHIFTDavao

Jul 19, 2013 - 9:30 AM

SHIFTDavao will start at 8:00 AM next Friday July 27 at the Finster Auditorium Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City The event will be streamed live and watched from the University of the Immaculate Conception Bajada Campus Auditorium Tickets are priced at P450 for students and P950 for non students

CHANGING THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE. #SHIFTDavao will kickstart a nationwide movement to bring social media education not just to students, but to anyone who wants to harness the power of digital to make a difference.

Climate finance crossroads

Jul 16, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Climate change is not a separate independent issue but a fundamental problem that cuts across issues