United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - updates

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Civil society groups condemn ban on colleagues at COP24

Dec 09, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'People are demanding climate action from our governments and should be supported for doing so. The Polish government is afraid to see the reality that also they need to act,' says CAN Europe director Wendel Trio

COP24. Protesters are pictured during a march for the climate on sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit on December 8, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

How has Trump's Paris pullout plan affected climate negotiations in Bonn?

May 11, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Delegations at the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, show that US President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has not weakened their stance to fight climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

UN calls current climate funding an 'umbrella in a hurricane'

May 04, 2018 - 5:26 PM

'Trying to address climate change at current financing levels is like walking into a Category 5 Hurricane protected only by an umbrella,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa

CLIMATE CHANGE. A child pushes his bicycle as he crosses a flooded street in Ineangan, Bambang, Nueva Viscaya, after the Magat river swelled caused by Typhoon Lando's (Koppu) continuous rain on October 18, 2015. File photo by IFRC

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

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

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

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

Human rights in danger of being sidelined in Paris climate deal

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Norway the US and some European countries are said to be blocking the inclusion of human rights provisions in the binding part of the deal

COP21. A man walks past pillars bearing national flags at the entrance of the COP21 Climate Conference venue in Le Bourget, France. France will host the COP21 talks from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Photo by Ian Langsdon/ EPA

Anonymous leaks personal data hacked from UN climate site

Dec 04, 2015 - 7:57 AM

Anonymous breached the website of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and leaked the personal information of 1 415 officials

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

Global climate pledges enough to limit warming, but...

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:03 PM

UPDATED The UN says that countries can still limit global warming to below the danger threshold but humanity must slash greenhouse gas output even more to avoid devastating climate impacts

DARK CLOUDS. A file photo dated March 2, 2012 shows steam and fumes emerging from the brown coal-fired power plant Niederaussem operated by RWE near Bergheim, Germany. Oliver Berg/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?

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

Will countries achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Sep 20, 2015 - 8:04 AM

Will countries dodge decarbonization as a way to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050? Is there a way to achieve this?

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

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

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

FULL TEXT: Manila Call to Action on Climate Change

Feb 26, 2015 - 11:46 PM

We call upon the international community to conclude a universal equitable and ambitious climate deal From Manila today we hope to make history together in Paris in December and not simply watch history unfold

CALL TO ACTION. President Benigno Aquino III and French President Francois Hollande listen to Senator Loren Legarda and French actress Marion Cotillard read the "Manila Call to Action on Climate Change" in Malacañang on February 26, 2015. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Prospects of a Paris climate agreement

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Lima conference proved to be another exercise of endurance patience and perseverance

Mima Mendoza and Tony La Viña

Preparing to withstand other extreme weather events

Mar 29, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Climate changes may also increase the danger of war because already scarce natural resources including drinking water will be under greater pressure

The fight for food and climate justice

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:34 PM

While no country – rich or poor – can afford to be complacent it is the world’s poorest and most food insecure countries that are the least prepared and most at risk

LOSS. Agricultural workers lose crops and income due to extreme weather brought about by climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PH commissioner: Where Warsaw conference succeeded, failed

Nov 29, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Climate commissioner Naderev Saño said the Philippine delegation wanted 3 things from CoP 19 He assesses how the negotiations fared on each

PROGRESS? Climate Change Commissioner Naderev 'Yeb' Saño says CoP19 was a relative success on one level and a dismal failure on another. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

UN climate talks falter in extra time

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:14 AM

UPDATE Hampered by disagreements between developed and developing countries the UN climate talks in Poland go on overtime

CLIMATE CONFERENCE. A view of the conference hall as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the High-level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP19/CMP9) in Warsaw, Poland, 19 November 2013. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Walkout in UN meet over climate compensation

Nov 21, 2013 - 3:18 PM

PH 132 other developing nations walk out of critical talks over climate compensation

PROTEST IN WARSAW. In this photo, the Philippines' head negotiator Naderev Sano (center) and supporters hold banners while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 19 on November 19, 2013 in Warsaw. Photo by AFP/Janek Skarzynski

PH groups hit rich countries for climate change turnaround

Nov 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A week into the climate change talks in Poland countries are reneging on pledges to cut carbon emissions

WATERED DOWN. Climate justice advocates call on developed countries to fulfill their targets for reducing carbon emissions. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

US owes us climate debt – PH environmentalists

Nov 13, 2013 - 9:05 PM

For causing global warming developed countries must fund climate resiliency programs of poorer countries that are prone to disasters according to activists

CUT CO2 EMISSIONS NOW. Climate justice advocates say cutting carbon emissions is a matter of life and death for disaster-stricken countries like the Philippines. All photos by Andrew Robles

Global warming linked to wildfires – UN climate chief

Oct 22, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The comments come as debate rages in Australia about whether there is a link between the infernos and global warming

CLIMATE CHIEF. UN Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres delivers a speech a during the opening ceremony of the Sessions of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8), in Doha, Qatar on 26 November 2012. EPA/STR

Why there's a need to improve climate finance

Jul 17, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Stakeholders also need to make sure promises are delivered

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

There is no Planet B

Dec 06, 2012 - 7:36 AM

Over 17 000 representatives from 192 countries are at the 18th Conference of Parties with the same objective: to come up with a legally binding agreement as a response to climate change