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Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte – ‘Let us talk’

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‘I WILL NOT FOLLOW.’ President Rodrigo Duterte decries carbon emissions limitations as constrictive for developing countries like the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Environmental groups and advocates urge the president to look at the vital role the Philippines plays in the global climate pact

MANILA, Philippines (July 21, 2016) — Let’s talk.

This is the message of several environment groups and advocates to President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, July 19, after his announcement that his administration will not honor the Continue reading Environmental groups, advocates to Duterte – ‘Let us talk’

Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity

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A woman covers her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financial district of Makati. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

The global economic cost may be more than $2 trillion by 2030, according to the study on the impact of climate conditions on occupational health

MANILA, Philippines — Climate change is taking its toll on countries’ labor productivity, as a recent study revealed that in Southeast Asia alone, “as much as 15% to 20% of annual work hours may already be lost in heat-exposed jobs.”  Continue reading Hotter climate causing lower worker productivity

Fear and uncertainty after Filipina anti-coal activist murder

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Friends of murdered activist Gloria Capitan demand justice (Pic: Facebook/Joseph Purugganan)

Campaigners are demanding justice for Gloria Capitan, shot dead in front of her grandchildren on President Duterte’s first day in office

July 14, 2016 — Gloria Capitan was in her videoke bar with two grandsons and an elderly cousin when she was shot dead on the evening of 1 July.  Continue reading Fear and uncertainty after Filipina anti-coal activist murder

PH to revise UN climate pledges to align with 1.5-degree target

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CLIMATE TALKS. The Philippines calls for more radical action from other countries to make sure the world does not warm higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels. Photo by Renee Karunungan

The Philippines current commitments include 70% carbon mitigation by 2030. All of these commitments, however, are conditional.

BONN, Germany (May 22, 2016) — The Philippines announced on Wednesday, May 18, during the third day of climate negotiations that it will review and revise its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to align better with the 1.5-degree target. Continue reading PH to revise UN climate pledges to align with 1.5-degree target

Al Gore, Democracy hacked and how we can save it

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CLIMATE, TECHNOLOGY, AND POLITICS. Former US Vice President Al Gore talks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa on climate, technology, democracy, and politics on the sidelines of the 31st leadership training in Manila by The Climate Reality Project
‘We’re right in the middle of this transition. We have one foot in the television mass media age, and the other foot is stepping into the Internet age,’ Al Gore tells Rappler

March 20, 2016 — Technology is driving this time of creative destruction, and it impacts all aspects of human endeavor.

Continue reading Al Gore, Democracy hacked and how we can save it