Philippines

Vulnerable Countries Demand More Stringent Greenhouse Cuts

Some 140 of the world’s 196 countries – more than 70 percent – have demanded a more ambitious global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial times against a 2C target being sought by countri...

Climate Finance: Make or Break in Paris Deal

Although proposed language for mitigating climate change was supposed to be mostly set in talks in Bonn, Germany in November, the so-called Congress of Parties, meeting in Paris through Dec. 11 may have stumble...

Opinion: Rich Countries Must Pay for Climate Devastation

The mass graves in Tacloban, on the Philippine island of Leyte, are lined with white crosses. Survivors who chose to remember their loved ones, even with uncertainty whether their bodies were truly found, hav...

Strong Climate Pact Crucial for Asia

United Nations-sponsored talks on climate change, set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, are crucial for the survival of millions of people in Asia.  Countries that are part of the 21st Conference of Parties – COP21 as ...

Bonn Climate Protesters Take After Japan

The fourth day of negotiations on climate talks in Bonn, Germany, have got underway with protesters chanting "Sekitan, Yamato, stop coal finance," criticizing Japan as the world's largest provider of coal finan...

Bonn Climate Negotiators Lock out NGOs

Protests have broken out in Bonn, Germany on the third day of negotiations over a wide-ranging global climate pact to be acted on in December, with developing countries and environmentalists complaining that th...

Climate Talks Begin in Bonn as Typhoon hits Philippines

Almost at the same time international climate negotiations began in Bonn, Germany, this week, the Philippines was in the middle of being battered by yet another typhoon, this one named Lando (international na...
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Crunch Time for Climate Change Set for Paris

Two months from now, world leaders will gather in Paris for a crucial United Nations conference on climate change, with much at stake after the failure in 2009 of a climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark s...
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Filipinos Trapped in Their Own Country

A Filipina grandmother who is currently living in Thailand recently told a friend she hasn’t visited her home country in years, and that in fact she is afraid to because despite fact that she has a valid passpo...
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“Loss and Damage:” Climate Change’s Latest Byword

Whether the world’s vulnerable countries should be compensated for loss and damage from extreme events by rich ones mostly responsible for greenhouse gas-caused climate change has taken center stage as an issue...