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Gov't report sees drastic climate change impact in U.S. – NYT

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now says the report by 13 federal agencies not yet released or approved by President Donald Trump s administration

CLIMATE FIGHT. In this file photo, a protester holds up a sign during a rally against the United States backing out of the Paris Climate accord, at the White House in Washington, DC on June 1, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:20 PM

G20 countries manage to avoid a total bust up with Donald Trump over climate change leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement

AT THE SIDE. US President Donald Trump takes his place for the family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures should help shareholders determine if businesses are aligned with the global shift toward a low carbon economy

CLEAN ENERGY. This photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows workers at the world's largest floating solar power plant in a lake in Huainan, in China's central Anhui province. Stringer/AFP

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:10 AM

UPDATED Some experts and environmental groups warn Trump s order could be the opening salvo of an effort to undermine internationally agreed targets under the Paris Climate Accord

EPA HQ. A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Senate concurs in Paris climate deal ratification

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:03 PM

UPDATED Voting 22 0 senators seal the Philippines ratification of the landmark international agreement on climate change

APPROVED BY PH. In this file photo, a copy of the draft of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is pictured at the Philippine delegation office at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, France, December 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte signs Paris climate deal

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED The Office of the President submits the signed Instrument of Accession to the Senate for concurrence on Wednesday March 1

TALKING CLIMATE CHANGE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Climate Change Commission Board Meeting on January 31, 2017. File photo by Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2016

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Gore meeting latest sign Trump softening on climate?

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:18 AM

I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president elect Gore says It was a sincere search for areas of common ground

Former US Vice President Al Gore talks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New York City. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

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

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Oct 02, 2016 - 4:47 PM

3rd UPDATE The UN US and France all hail India s move with UN chief Ban Ki moon saying it builds on the continued strong political momentum

FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, greets the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly September 27, 2014 in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED But French President Francois Hollande says the UN deal will not come into force unless at least 55 countries responsible for at least 55 of global greenhouse gas emissions ratify it

RATIFIED. (L-R) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, French President Francois Hollande, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal and French Minister for the Overseas Territories George Pau-Langevin attend the ratification ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France June 15 2016. Jacky Naegelen/Pool/EPA

Fiji envoy elected UN General Assembly chief

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:06 AM

It is the first time a representative from the Pacific island states was chosen for the largely honorific post in the UN s 71 year history

United Nations General Assembly President-elect Peter Thomson addresses the Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, June 13, 2016. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

PH welcomes historic Paris Agreement – Palace

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:11 PM

The Philippines also pledges to bring Filipinos together and engage them in building disaster resilient communities

'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

Climate deal a diplomatic coup for France

Dec 13, 2015 - 8:52 AM

From the gourmet tofu sandwiches to the subtle handling of negotiations the French hosts of the UN climate conference have been showered with praise

France's President Francois Hollande speaks during the press conference on climate change with French farmer organizations, ahead of the COP 21 conference at the Palais de Marigny in Paris, France, 20 November 2015. Photo by Michel Euler/EPA

Obama: Historic accord could mark 'turning point' for global warming

Dec 13, 2015 - 7:20 AM

The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis

US President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, on 12 December 2015, Photo by Dennis Brack/EPA

#COP21: Nations agree on historic global climate pact

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:28 AM

UPDATED Negotiators from 195 parties formally adopt a global climate pact that aims to curb global warming and avert a planet wide disaster

DEAL DONE. Foreign Affairs Minister and President-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius (C), raises hands with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon (2-L) and France's President Francois Hollande (R) after adoption of a historic global warming pact at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on December 12, 2015. Francois Guillot/AFP

Earth needs leaders who believe in climate science – Kerry

Dec 09, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Kerry: We are going to make Paris the demarcation point where we begin to get the job done to save the planet period

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 'Earth to Paris' event, at the Petit Palais in Paris, France, December 7, 2015. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Paris climate talks: Why women?

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:05 AM

This week all eyes are on Paris as world leaders wrap up their motives to save the planet But will women s voices be heard in Paris?

Australian minister apologizes for Pacific 'lapping waves' quip

Sep 13, 2015 - 12:40 PM

I made a mistake I apologize to anyone who has taken offense

In this file photo, Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton speaks to the media at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 06 May 2015. Photo by M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Climate: France hikes pressure in 'pre-agreement' call

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:33 PM

UPDATED French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned against temptations to leave a breakthrough for the very end a problem that has bedeviled climate negotiations for over two decades

OPENING CEREMONY. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attends the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opening ceremony in Bonn, western Germany, on June 1, 2015. Patrik Stollarz/AFP Photo

Philippines: Poster child for Paris climate talks?

Feb 25, 2015 - 10:02 AM

President Benigno Aquino III and his French counterpart François Hollande are expected to initiate a call in Manila for other countries to sign a climate deal in December 2015

NGOs: UN Climate Summit not enough to change climate course

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:48 PM

We saw some positive signs but all in all the pledges were not ambitious enough to keep up with the demand of climate scientists and advocates alike

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calling for climate action in the world’s largest gathering on climate change from AFP.