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Turn climate pledges into concrete action – France

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:11 PM

The French ecology minister calls for the swift implementation of the COP21 deal

IN PHOTOS: Paris streets festive, call for climate justice

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:55 AM

Take a look at how Parisians took over the streets in the name of climate justice

RED LINES. Advocates carry a long trail of red cloth to represent 'red lines' or climate issues that cannot be compromised

#COP21: Paris pact draws cheers, but what's next?

Dec 13, 2015 - 3:42 AM

Various sectors praise the Paris deal But the clock is ticking they warn

The climate will change, no matter what's agreed on in Paris

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:53 PM

This is what will happen to the climate in the next 100 years

MORE FLOODS. An aerial view shoes the overflooded old city in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP

WATCH: A red line at the heart of #COP21

Dec 12, 2015 - 1:42 AM

Over a hundred civil society representatives carry a long trail of red cloth to represent red lines In climate negotations red lines refer to issues that cannot be compromised

Who are protected by the Paris climate talks?

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Beyond the scientific and technical aspects of the draft COP21 deal what human elements are overlooked?

CRUNCH TIME. With only a whole day left before the final climate agreement is born, human rights advocates are hoping for a truly inclusive deal. File photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Paris, je t'aime, art is all around at climate talks

Dec 10, 2015 - 4:25 PM

How do you fall in love with the climate advocacy? Through art Parisians prove

INTERACTIVE. A couple enjoys an interactive exhibit about the environment at Espace Fondation.

As diplomats talk climate, giant blue whale greets Parisians

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:00 AM

A short stroll at the left bank of the Seine River leads to a giant blue whale sculpture a reminder to the world of how climate change threatens biodiversity

Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Al Gore to Filipinos: Yolanda taught world about climate crisis

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Gore tells Rappler at COP21: We are beginning to win this struggle

INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Project chairman Al Gore talks to Filipinos on the sidelines of the climate conference in Paris on  December 8. Photo from Dean Tony La Viña's Facebook page

The real divisions over climate change

Dec 09, 2015 - 1:00 PM

As the world faces catastrophic climate change the bigger fight is not just between ‘developed countries’ and ‘developing countries’ or between ‘big polluters’ and ‘the people’

A picture taken on November 20, 2015 shows the "Earth Crisis" globe displayed by US artist Shepard Fairey on the Eiffel tower in Paris, as part of the organisation of the Conference on Climate Change COP21-CMP11. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET / AFP / JOEL SAGET

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?

WATCH: Play, music, and dance at #COP21

Dec 09, 2015 - 1:32 AM

It is not all talk and no play at the Paris climate talks

US envoy Kerry joins UN climate talks to drive 'ambitious deal'

Dec 07, 2015 - 10:15 PM

US negotiators expect tough talks on finance to go on at least until late Wednesday but still hope a serious deal can be reached

File photo of US Secretary of State John Kerry. AFP Photo

Climate change: It's personal

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I do not want future generations to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature especially since we can actually do something about it

China's Xi demands developed nations pay for climate action

Nov 30, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Xi tells the UN climate summit that developed countries must accept more shared responsibilities

TAKE ACTION. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech for the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, 30 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change. EPA/STEPHANE MAHE / POOL

The Paris climate talks: Is no deal better than a bad deal?

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

We want a planet that sustains life not one that is driven on the road to death by corporate greed

FOR THE EARTH. Environmental activists hold placards and banners during the Brussels Climate March in Brussels, Belgium, 21 October 2015. The march was held to deliver demands on environmental policy ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change, which is to be held in December 2015 in Paris. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

COP21: Aquino to share PH experience in disasters

Nov 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

At the COP21 summit Aquino will share the Philippine experience in surviving natural disasters made stronger by the effects of climate change

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri, troops the line during the send-off ceremonies at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal II in Pasay City on Sunday (November 29, 2015) to attend the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France; for the Official Visit to Italy; and the Formal Visit to the Holy See. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Thousands join climate march in PH ahead of Paris talks

Nov 28, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Filipino activists join the global climate march movement ahead of key talks in Paris aimed at crafting a pact to mitigate the impact of global warming

CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH. A multisectoral group joins the global march for climate change action on November 28, 2015. Photo from the Freedom from Debt Coalition Facebook page

#NowIsTheTime for 100% renewable energy

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:49 PM

While reducing carbon emissions is a step in the right direction many see a transition to 100 renewable energy as the solution to climate change

Include IPs in climate change talks – United Nations

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The UNDP urges governments to listen to the voices of the indigenous peoples in preparation for the international climate change conference in Paris

Despite attacks, world leaders ready to talk climate in Paris – UN envoy

Nov 21, 2015 - 9:41 AM

The attacks in Paris are affecting the preparations and activities planned for COP21 says UN Assistant Secretary General on climate change Janos Pasztor

PARIS CLIMATE TALKS. An employee puts a sticker which translates as 'Paris 2015 Conference of the United Nations on Climate Change COP21-CMP11' on a electric Renault Nissan Leaf car on November 16, 2015 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

136M Twitter views: Pledges for climate action surge as #COP21 nears

Oct 31, 2015 - 12:51 AM

NowPH drive seeks to bring 1 million voices to the Paris climate talks

Is the Philippines ready for climate action?

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Do we have enough commitments to even reach our 2ºC target? And is the Philippines committing enough to leading the world into a carbon neutral future?

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

Australian PM to attend Paris climate talks

Oct 24, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta then proceed to Paris

ADVOCATE. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a known supporter of action to combat climate change. Photo by EPA/Lukas Coch Australia and New Zealand Out

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

Hollande says there will be a climate deal in Paris

Oct 19, 2015 - 11:44 PM

French president Francois Hollande says he had a certain confidence that an agreement would be reached in Paris because the nations are committed

François Hollande, President of France, addresses the general debate of the 69th session of the General Assembly, 24 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Cia Pak/UN Photo

Ride to Paris: Bike around Luneta and support climate justice

Oct 09, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The Embassy of France to the Philippines warmly invites you to the symbolic bike ride from Kilometer Zero to Intramuros expressing our solidarity in supporting the Paris climate talks

A look at ASEAN countries' climate change action plans

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:25 PM

8 out of 10 ASEAN countries submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions on time

EU agrees Paris climate talks stance

Sep 18, 2015 - 11:30 PM

The European Union recommits to its own greenhouse gas cuts for 2030 and urges the world to reduce them to zero by the end of the century

TARGETS SET. In this file photo, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete holds a joint news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Julien Warnand/EPA

Will PH be the biggest carbon emitter in 35 years?

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM

We have one goal ahead of us and that is zero carbon emissions Will the Philippines commit to this? The answer will determine the quality of lives of Filipinos in the future

Securing the gains of the Paris climate deal

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Paris is only the beginning as countries need to be constantly reviewing action plans and setting ambitious targets every 5 years to keep up with the phase of climate change

Mimaropa to world leaders: Strong climate deal, please

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The Regional Development Council of Mimaropa has adopted a resolution that seeks to globalize the resolve of the archipelagic region to address the ill effects of climate change

Climate advocates launch 'Road to Paris' caravan

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:50 PM

The campaign aims to gather grassroots support to encourage world leaders to come up with a strong and definitive climate agreement in Paris in December 2015

Climate change key focus in UN's new dev't goals

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Six of out of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals are geared towards mitigating the impacts of climate change aside from the stand alone goal No 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

THE FUTURE WE WANT. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs together with Philippines top economists NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan and Solita Monsod answer questions from the audience during the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launch. Photo by Christopher Schnabel /Rappler

Darwin’s fittest: On climate change and public health

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The human race is met with its most pressing challenge yet — a world of changing climate patterns For all we know this can be evolution’s test to determine which species will emerge the fittest one of all

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Facing the dangers of a warmer world

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:56 PM

A UN report released earlier this year states that climate change accounts for 87 of disasters worldwide This figure comes with only 0 8 degrees celcius of global temperature rise that we are now experiencing

CLIMATE TALKS PROTEST. Young climate activists stage a protest during the intersession at Bonn this week, a crucial negotiations before the Paris climate talks in December this year.

Australian climate activist delivers country’s apology for PH

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Failure of Australia to present ambitious carbon reduction commitments in Bonn climate talks criticized

CLIMATE JUSTICE. A group of activists from different NGO's participate in a spontaneous rally to call for assistance to victims of typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, during the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru.

Why rich countries need to talk about the Philippines

May 25, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Will other G7 countries follow Germany s commitment to double climate finance for adaptation?

CLIMATE VULNERABLE. Climate justice activists consider vulnerable countries like the Philippines as a perfect example for rich countries to pour money in climate adaptation. File photo.

Philippines, a leader in climate change policies – UNDP

May 21, 2015 - 6:56 PM

People s Survival Fund to help vulnerable communities adapt to impacts of climate change

CLIMATE RESILIENT. Sec. Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission and other climate experts from vulnerable countries answers questions from the media during the Climate Vulnerability Regional Forum. Photo by Jed Alegado