Yeb Sano - updates

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IN PHOTOS: 'An Inconvenient Sequel' premieres in PH

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The documentary will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas Trinoma and Glorietta 4 starting August 30 2017

WATCH: Greenpeace activists barricade DENR gate to defend Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Greenpeace activists storm the gates of DENR to protest the alleged influence of big business on government calling for the reappointment of Gina Lopez as environment secretary

NOT OPEN. ActivistS from Greenpeace Philippines protest at the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Quezon City. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT/RAPPLER

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change

May 05, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have betrayed the people and should be exposed

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Survivors light candles to commemorate Yolanda anniversary

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Survivors come together to create a memorial dedicated to the dead especially those whose bodies were not recovered after the onslaught of the super typhoon

PROCESS OF HEALING. Yolanda survivors come to the memorial to light candles and offer their prayers to their loved ones as a tribute, especially those who were not recovered after the catastrophe. Photo by Chris Billes.

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

Pumili ka: The Philippines beyond the 2016 elections

May 06, 2016 - 11:29 PM

The future of this nation is neither in the hands of one man nor in the hands of 54 4 million voters It is in the hands of 100 million Filipinos

Image courtesy Jez Aznar/Greenpeace

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

Yeb Saño: Is #COP21 a triumph?

Dec 13, 2015 - 6:25 PM

For Naderev Yeb Saño the agreement on 1 5°C warming cap is no different from a New Year s resolution – it is not legally binding

COP21 PROTEST. Hundreds of ‘climate bikers and walkers’ came out in solidarity with the global movement for climate justice early Sunday morning, December 13, in Paris. Photo by Clemente Bautista/Kalikasan PNE

For Pope Francis, climate change is a moral issue

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

In line with the teachings of every major religion he will urge leaders to protect [the poor] from environment related devastation

OUT IN THE SQUARE. Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on June 17, 2015 at the Vatican. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

PH climate campaigner launches global pilgrimage

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Sano is leading a People s Pilgrimage culminating in a 60 day trek to Paris for a United Nations summit in December

YEB SANO. Filipino delegate Yeb Sano (C) speaks at a press conference during the UN Climate Change Conference 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, 12 November 2013. File Photo by Jakub Kaminski/EPA

PCOS machines, Mamasapano report, Mayweather-Pacquiao contract | The wRap

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Supreme Court ruling may render the PCOS machines useless The NBI calls Mamasapano incident murder Bob Arum refuses to sign the Mayweather Pacquiao contract

Naderev Saño resigns as climate commissioner

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:00 AM

2nd UPDATE He has been tapped to head a 1 500 kilometer Climate Pilgrimage from Rome to Paris to take place during the upcoming Paris climate conference

CALLING FOR ACTION. Climate 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

Eco bikers to follow Pope's example for zero waste

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Bikers on wheels are ready to remind the public about keeping the roads clean during the Pope s visit to the Philippines

BIKE SCOUTS. Members of Bike Scouts will join the Papal motorcades to raise awareness on climate change. All photos by Myles Delfin

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

Green groups bothered by shift in PH climate talks stance

Dec 18, 2014 - 7:15 PM

At the climate change talks in Lima Peru the Philippine delegation has agreed to a draft that omitted what it had strongly pushed for in previous talks: making industrialized countries reduce emissions and pay damages

MARCH FOR THE EARTH. The People’s Climate March on the sidelines of the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences being held in Lima on December 10, 2014. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Nature doesn't negotiate: Climate catastrophe is with us now

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Understand that climate change is not a future threat to be negotiated but a clear and present danger that requires urgent action now

EVACUATION. A mother holds her infant child inside an evacuation center in Legazpi, Albay on December 7, 2014. Half a million Filipinos fled their homes following the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in the central Philippines. Photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

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

Yeb Saño: #ClimateWalk a continuing journey

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Next stop: The hearts and minds of Filipinos and the rest of the world

From Manila’s Kilometer Zero, Climate Walk participants cross San Juanico Bridge to arrive in Tacloban- Haiyan Ground Zero, in time for the first anniversary of the Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in Eastern Visayas.

#ClimateWalk: 40-day walk to Tacloban begins

Oct 03, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Climate advocates begin a 40 day journey on foot from Manila to Tacloban aiming to raise awareness and urge action to prevent another massive disaster

Climate advocates begin 40-day journey to Tacloban

Oct 02, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Climate advocates begin a 1 000 kilometer walk to Ground Zero in Tacloban in a bid to spur action against climate change – the defining issue of this generation

#ClimateWalk: the onset of hope

Oct 02, 2014 - 10:03 AM

It is more than just a permissive addition It is a tribute to communities who are paying the price for an insurmountable problem they did not cause

HIGHLIGHTS: #ClimateWalk to Tacloban

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Climate Walk begins on Thursday October 2 at the Kilometer Zero marker in Rizal Park Manila

PH climate envoy to embark on 40-day Climate Walk

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:54 PM

The walk starts from Manila on October 2 and ends in Tacloban City on November 8 the anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Q and A: What’s at stake for PH in climate summit

Sep 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño talks about why the upcoming UN Climate Summit is crucial for the country and why the potluck system is not enough to curb climate change

Saño: PH brings ‘moral voice’ to UN climate summit

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:30 AM

One of the most passionate voices in the global climate debate tells Rappler that the Philippines will highlight its experience in the front lines of climate change

Commuter woes

Sep 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Commuting is not a simple issue of travel it is an issue of respect for human dignity and freedom

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


In our response to the Arctic, we will be judged by posterity

May 14, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A call to action from a United Nations climate change negotiator

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

How climate change threatens our food security

Mar 15, 2014 - 11:41 AM

As the world becomes warmer in the coming years Philippine agriculture will face greater challenges

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

Are your senators willing to commute?

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Senators respond to a Change org petition calling on all public officials to commute at least once a month

2013 in green: Top 10 PH environmental news

Dec 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From devastated coral reefs to renewable energy 2013 was a rollercoaster ride for Mother Nature to say the least

Blame Yolanda damage on lack of nat'l land use law

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Without a national land use policy urban and rural planning has become haphazard and dangerous to the Filipino people

DAMAGED. The scale of devastation in Tacloban City could have been lessened if a national land use policy was implemented. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

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

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

More than 500k sign online climate petition with PH

Nov 18, 2013 - 10:12 PM

The petition is initiated by Philippine Climate Commissioner Yeb Saño to ratchet up pollution controls and help poorer communities with funding

Yolanda's fury should be our fury

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:29 PM

Am I the only one feeling this sense of responsibility that we failed these people?

'Stop this climate crisis madness'

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:28 PM

We refuse to accept a future where typhoons like Haiyan become a way of life