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Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to clarify things and get more clarity on what the President wants

NOT YET FINAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says plans for her to join the Philippine delegation in Morroco climate talks are not yet final. Screenshot from Rappler

La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte's 10-point agenda

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM

In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris' climate summit, also known as Cop21. Dominique Faget/AFP

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE Antonio La Viña a veteran of international climate talks also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

PH after Paris Agreement adoption: Tired but victorious

Dec 13, 2015 - 10:36 AM

The decision ends weeks of gruelling negotiations for the Philippine delegation

DEAL FOR PH. Minutes after deciding to adopt the final draft Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Philippine delegation poses for a photo. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH on Paris climate pact: Monumental feat for humanity

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:53 AM

Paris has given us 1 5°C to survive and to thrive says head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman Thank you Paris

'THANK YOU, PARIS.' Philippine head of delegation Emmanuel de Guzman delivers the country's speech adopting the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH team goes to battle for liability, compensation for climate victims

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:06 AM

In what could be among the last meetings of countries before the final UN climate pact is released the Philippines fights for a stronger loss and damage mechanism

CRUNCHTIME. Philippine team analyzes near-final UN climate deal before 12 am Indaba on December 10, 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: 4 crucial things PH wants from the UN climate deal

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED If these 4 things are included in the final UN climate pact the Philippine team will consider their efforts at COP21 a success

PH IN PARIS. Head of Philippine delegation Manny de Guzman speaks during a major gathering of negotiators at the UN climate talks in Paris. Photo from Tony La Viña

Filipino solidarity on last mile of Paris climate negotiations

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:32 AM

The Philippine delegation opens a crucial meeting of negotiators to media for the first time during the landmark UN climate summit in Paris

PH team dives into marathon climate negotiations

Dec 10, 2015 - 1:22 AM

We are very close already to having an agreement says climate commissioner Manny de Guzman as the last mile of climate negotiations begin following the release of a new climate agreement draft

CRUNCHTIME. Commissioner Manny de Guzman and Philippine delegation spokesman Tony La Viña address Philippine negotiators monents after the release of a new draft of the Paris climate agreement. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

10 cool things you’ll find in Planet COP21

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:20 PM

We may not have a Planet B but we have Planet COP21 – a whole new world showcasing green innovations as it serves as the venue for the Paris climate summit

A NEW WORLD. Wind Trees greet participants to the Paris climate change conference (COP21) as they step off special hybrid buses. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#COP21: PH pushes for exact amount in climate funds

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:10 PM

One of the most vulnerable countries in the world the Philippines wants the world s solid commitment to help fund programs to protect its citizens against climate change impacts

CLIMATE DIPLOMACY. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje delivers the Philippine statement during a high-level meeting on December 8, 2015 during COP21. Screenshot from UN webcast

Philippine delegation in COP21: Sleepless in Paris

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:24 AM

Negotiators from the Philippines are living off 3 or 4 hours of sleep as they hunker down so the world can meet the December 11 deadline for a global climate action plan

CHALLENGES AHEAD. Philippine delegation spokeman Tony La Viña briefs media on what the team has achieved at COP21. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Vulnerable countries fight for climate justice, 1.5ºC limit

Oct 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Developing countries propose to keep global warming under a 1 5ºC limit during the Bonn climate talks

#KeepUsInTheRoom: Civil society protests lockdown of Bonn climate negotiations

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Civil society organizations are locked out from the climate negotiations on with only negotiators and delegates allowed inside the conference center

PH pushes for gender rights in climate negotiations

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The Philippines proposes that parties should be guided by gender equality and ensure the full and equal participation of women in all climate actions and decision making processes

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE. Women contribute greatly to both national and household food security, and yet their efforts are left 'invisible and undervalued,' says the Food and Agriculture Organization. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Climate negotiations begin as Typhoon Lando devastates PH

Oct 20, 2015 - 2:43 PM

These typhoons coinciding with climate negotiations serve as a reminder for world leaders to start acting on climate change

CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. The last 5 days of negotiations before COP21 begin in Bonn, Germany. Photo by

Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in Bonn

Aug 29, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Time is running out to bridge deep and long standing divisions on who should do what to halt the march of global warming

CLIMATE CHANGE. Picture taken 15 June 2010 shows cracked and parched earth at central Thailand's biggest water reservoir, the Pasak Cholasit Dam in Lopburi province, about 190 kms northeast of Bangkok, Thailand. File Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

Pope calls for more courage on climate change

Jan 15, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Pope Francis says he plans to issue an encyclical or letter to all bishops around the world on the environment in June or July

PAPAL FLIGHT. Pope Francis attends a press conference aboard a plane during his trip to the Philippines on January 15, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe/AFP

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