By DJ Yap
Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño, who captured the world’s attention by giving a tearful speech at a United Nations conference on global warming, now believes the Philippines can no longer afford to wait for the rest of the world to take action.
By DJ Yap
Frustrated by the lack of progress in the negotiations, civil society groups—including Filipino nongovernment organizations—followed delegates to the climate change talks in Warsaw and also walked out the day before the talks were to end.
By Nestor Corrales
Tropical cyclones hitting the Philippines inflict more and longer-lasting economic loss, increase in mortality rates and poverty-worsening effects, a study by the University of California said.
The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) has become a rallying cry at UN climate talks, where the Philippines and other developing nations are demanding aid guarantees for future damage from global warming.
The secretary general of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, said on Saturday the supertyphoon that killed thousands in the Philippines was an example of climate change and should serve as a warning to mankind.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
Filipino climate activists called the United Nations Tuesday to translate into a concrete action the discussion addressing climate change, saying rich countries are the ones responsible for global warming.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
A European Union (EU) commissioner said they were banking on the Philippines’ support for the next climate deal, making all countries “equally and legally bound” to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will arrive in the Philippines Thursday to “press the case for closer” co-operation on climate action in a bid to curb “devastating climate-driven disasters.”
By DJ Yap
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines, amid growing threats to its ecosystems—from overfishing and pollution to climate change.
By DJ Yap
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries, including the Philippines, in the face of growing threats to their ecosystems from overfishing, pollution and climate change.
The United States will help preserve the Philippines’ rapidly vanishing tropical rainforests under an $31.8-million debt-to-aid conversion signed in Manila on Thursday, the two governments said.
Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise.