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A Filipino farmer’s plea: ‘Support us, love us’

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:56 PM

In a forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank farmers talk about the problems they face and the possible solutions that government and public sector can do

#COP21: Deal or no deal? Final draft of climate deal near

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED After translation into the UN s 6 official languages the document will be presented to ministers nearly 16 hours after the conference is scheduled to close

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius speaks to reporters at the UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, France, December 11, 2015. Photo courtesy COP21

Climate change is the new battleground for human rights

Dec 10, 2015 - 5:15 PM

People and the planet should not be treated as collateral damage in the name of economic growth and profit

‘Heneral Luna’ in the time of climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Our constant search for heroism should not dwell on individual exploits Our heroes teach us that the strength to change the world lies in the people working together

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. BUKAL, together with the Archdiocesan Ministry for the Environment of Batangas and the people of Lobo, brought their protests before the central office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo from the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan)

WATCH: Former US VP Al Gore at #COP21

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:15 PM

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Climate pact: Battle lines redrawn in the blueprint

Dec 06, 2015 - 1:26 PM

The draft deal has clashing proposals on how to share responsibility for curbing greenhouse gases and forking out the cash

CLIMATE TALKS. Visitors wait by a planisphere on the US stand at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change, on December 4, 2015 in Le Bourget. Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

UN talks race for climate-saving blueprint

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:25 PM

Despite being riddled with conflicting proposals the draft to be submitted will form the skeleton of the most complex and consequential global deal ever tried

CLIMATE TALKS. Visitors wait by a planisphere on the US stand at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change, on December 4, 2015 in Le Bourget. Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

COP21 powered by fossil fuels?

Dec 04, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Two reports reveal the corporate sponsors behind the climate summit in Paris

Money row threatens efforts to seal historic climate pact

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:31 AM

Bureaucrats become quickly ensnared in familiar rows that have condemned previous efforts to failure

A visitor attends a conference at the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, December 1, 2015. Guilliaume Horcajuelo/EPA

#NowPH: For Maria Letizia Dantes and her generation

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Youth Commissioner Dingdong Dantes presents 3 million NowPH climate action pledges to France host of the historic COP21 after giving this speech in Paris

#NOWPH IN PARIS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III joins Commissioner Dingdong Dantes of the National Youth Commission in the symbolic presentation of the #NowPH voices to Annick Girardin, Secretary of State for the Development of France. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Climate talks drill into detail amid new warning of peril

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:31 PM

A day after world leaders pledged to tame global warming bureaucrats from 195 nations scrambled to shape a labyrinthine 54 page text into a blueprint that can be approved by December 11

A general view shows officials attending the inaugural session of the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change, on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. More than 150 world leaders are meeting under heightened security, for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP / ERIC FEFERBERG

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

World leaders in Paris for climate-rescue summit

Nov 30, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The summit kicks off nearly a fortnight of talks intended to end two decades of international bickering with a pact that would limit greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change

THE WORLD IN PARIS. The Eiffel Tower lights up with colors and messages of hope on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, November 29, 2015. Yoan Valat/EPA

'No planet B': Global rallies push for climate deal

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:15 AM

At least 683 000 hit the streets in 2 300 events across 175 countries says co organizer Avaaz

The changing normal in Philippine climate

Nov 25, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Climate change is amplifying extreme weather events regionally thus the new normal is characterized by heavy precipitation episodes severe flooding heat waves wild fires searing droughts and more intense tropical cyclones

Resilience: An 'idea of good currency'

Nov 25, 2015 - 3:11 PM

It is highly anticipated that the concept of resilience will gain prominent attention in the COP21 as it has emerged in the discourse in most international processes that deal with disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Paris climate summit: huge stakes, deep divides

Nov 23, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Preoccupied by a recent spate of extremist attacks around the globe world leaders will have their work cut out for them at the 12 day climate huddle

'EARTH CRISIS' A picture taken on November 20, 2015 shows the 'Earth Crisis' globe displayed by US artist Shepard Fairey on the Eiffel tower in Paris. Joel Saget/AFP

Japan’s dirty coal in PH

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines commits 70 carbon mitigation but without a clear plan on how to achieve the target given the number of coal power plants the government has approved

#ClimateChange: A Rappler special coverage

Aug 30, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Follow Rappler for extensive and in depth coverage of the United Nations climate change conference COP21 in Paris France from November 30 to December 11 2015

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:23 PM

Environmentalists say the target fall well short of what is needed to tackle global warming

CARBON EMITTER. A general view of Hazelwood Power Station and cooling pond in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, July 15, 2014. David Crosling/EPA

Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Ny Alesund the world s northernmost permanent human settlement offers the perfect vantage point for scientists studying the rate and effects of global warming

MISSING: ICE. A view taken on July 20, 2015 shows the Kongsfjorden fjord near the scientific base of Ny Alesund. Dominique Faget/AFP

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