COUNTRY’S PLIGHT. A village in Bangaga, Davao Oriental, is in ruins after Typhoon Pablo. Photo by John Javellana
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 27ñ, 2015) — If the campaign against climate change is a battle, then Philippine negotiators at the UN climate summit in Paris are the country’s soldiers.
Continue reading Standing up for PH in Paris climate summit A man walks past pillars bearing national flags at the entrance of the COP21 Climate Conference venue in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, 24 November 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Nov. 27, 2015) — Pledges made in the lead-up to next week’s major Paris climate change conference could limit severe warming, but only if countries turn their words into long-term action, a study said Thursday, November 26.
Continue reading Paris climate pledges can avert extreme warming RALLY FOR PARIS. Environmentalist pose in front of the Brandenburg Gate with a mock-up of the Eiffel Tower calling for people to join the global climate march ahead of the Paris COP21 Climate talks on November 26, 2015 in Berlin. Odd Andersen/AFP
PARIS, France (Nov. ) — Tens of thousands of people around the world are expected to rally this weekend to put pressure on the Paris climate talks, which will open under tight security on the heels of France’s worst terror attacks, organizers said Thursday, November 26.
Continue reading Global rallies to kick off Paris climate talks Pope Francis delivers a speech during an inter-religious rally on November 26, 2015 at the St Mary’s school in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA / AFP / TONY KARUMBA
November 27, 2015 — Pope Francis on Thursday warned of a “catastrophic” outcome if vested interests blocked an agreement to tackle climate change at the UN talks opening in Paris next week.
Continue reading Failure of Paris climate summit would be catastrophic - Pope GREENING. With the help of people’s organizations and other partners, the government hopes to increase the country’s forest cover
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 27, 2015) — The Aquino administration’s biggest environmental program, the National Greening Program (NGP), has been extended for another 12 years through an executive order.
Continue reading Aquino admin reforestation program expanded until 2028