climate change in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on climate change in the Philippines


Greta Thunberg throws support behind PH climate activists, tweets #JunkTerrorLaw

Jul 07, 2020 - 12:56 AM

In 2018, the international nongovernmental organization Global Witness said the Philippines was the most dangerous country to be an environmental activist

[OPINION] It’s time to stop investing in climate change

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:28 PM

By continuing to finance coal, Philippine banks will only muddle the conscience of their many depositors who love the Earth and their fellow Filipinos

Gatchalian calls for probe into PH greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:15 PM

‘The State has the constitutional obligation to protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature,’ Gatchalian says

EMISSIONS PROBE. Senator Win Gatchalian calls on the Senate to probe the Philippines' greenhouse gas emissions. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

UN takes step toward global environment pact opposed by PH, U.S.

May 11, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The resolution creates a working group tasked with identifying gaps in international environmental law and determining whether there is a need to a new regulatory structure

UNITED NATIONS. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors’ Entrance, 23 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

PH hopes to ratify deal on super greenhouse gases ASAP

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Environment officials say the country is still in the initial stage of the Kigali Amendment s ratification process

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

Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On Earth Day we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming

HIGHLIGHTS: #ClimateActionPH workshop at Power Shift PH summit

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Check out the highlights of the workshop here

Ramos to gov't: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former president Fidel V Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it because it would advance the interests of Filipinos

In this file picture taken on November 25, 2013, a ship is washed ashore crushing houses in Tacloban, Leyte Province, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. Noel Celis/File/AFP

QUIZ: If you were president, will you be able to mitigate climate change?

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:51 AM

If you were the nation’s leader how will you tackle climate change? What policies and actions will you take to mitigate it?

5 ways to cut carbon: What PH can learn from Germany

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

From imposing fees on CO2 emitting factories to giving rebates to electric car users here are some climate saving strategies in Germany that the Philippines could take its cue from

BIKING IN BERLIN. Germany, and the rest of Europe, is experience a rediscovery of the biking lifestyle after a love affair with the automobile. All photos 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

Renewable energy: Powering a sustainable future

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The fight against fossil fuels is more than just a political and economic issue; it has become a moral stand that our next leader must support for the betterment of the people

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

#COP21: Climate talks head into long, final stretch

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:55 AM

UPDATED A new draft text signals another sleepless night for negotiators assembled in Paris in hopes of finally nailing down a universal legally binding climate pact

EXIT. Delegates exit the La Seine plenary hall at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Le Bourget, France, December 9 2015. Photo courtesy COP21

As clock ticks, UN climate talks go into overdrive

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:37 PM

Many sticking points remain among them climate finance and the warming limit as host nation France aims to finish the talks on time

Human rights: Victim at COP21 in Paris

Dec 10, 2015 - 9:50 PM

UN rights agencies and activists urge countries at the climate conference to unbracket the contentious language on human rights

PH drops in 2016 list of countries vulnerable to climate change

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The country s improved ranking is attributed to boosted disaster preparedness better access to clean water and less dependence on agriculture

STORM-PRONE COUNTRY. Weather forecasters monitor Typhoon Lando at the The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UN climate chief: Transport is future challenge for PH

Feb 27, 2015 - 9:04 PM

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the Philippines can follow the lead of other developing countries which have adopted a bus rapid transit

PUSHING FOR A CLIMATE DEAL. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says countries like the Philippines contribute to the debate on ways to curb climate change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

France offers 50M euros to PH for disaster prevention

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:46 PM

French President Francois Hollande makes the offer to President Benigno Aquino III during their bilateral meeting in Malacañang

STATE GUEST. President Benigno S. Aquino III and French President François Hollande at the arrival honors for the state guest in Malacañang grounds on February 26, 2015. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ateneo to help gov't keep tabs on carbon emissions

Feb 03, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED A P7 59 million contract is awarded to the university to evaluate how effective the government s reforestation project is in curbing climate change

6 ways climate change will affect PH cities

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:58 AM

El Niño sea level rise ocean acidification are just some scenarios PH cities face due to climate change

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

Troubled UN climate talks enter final day

Dec 07, 2012 - 10:32 AM

The UN climate change talks in Doha are about to wrap up after a passionate appeal from the Philippines for action

PH makes post-typhoon appeal at UN climate talks

Dec 06, 2012 - 8:41 PM

Officials say a quarter of a million people were made homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines worst typhoon this year

All roads lead to Rio

Jun 18, 2012 - 8:09 AM

If the world can show we are making progress in these areas then we can be confident of a sustainable future for our children and their children