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Pinoy climate champions on global warming: ‘We can win this fight’

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CLIMATE TALKS. (L-R) Galicha of Climate Reality Philippines, multimedia journalist Atom Araullo, Greenpeace Philippines executive director Yeb Saño, Caritas Philippines executive secretary Fr Edu Gariguez, Climate Reality Leader John Leonard Chan, and MovePH Editor Voltaire Tupaz lead the open forum after the premiere screening of ‘Inconvenient Truth’ on August 28 at Trinoma Cinema in Quezon City. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Advocates and media climate champions talk about Al Gore’s documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power’, during its premiere screening in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 30, 2017) — Climate advocates from different sectors expressed their hopes of winning the battle against climate change after watching the premiere of the “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” on Monday, August 28, in Quezon City. Continue reading Pinoy climate champions on global warming: ‘We can win this fight’

IN PHOTOS: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ premieres in PH

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BE INCONVENIENT. Several environmental advocates attend the premiere screening of the “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” in the Philippines. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

The documentary will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma and Glorietta 4) starting August 30, 2017

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 29, 2017) — The much-awaited follow-up to Nobel laureate Al Gore’s award-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, premiered in the Philippines on Monday night, August 28. Continue reading IN PHOTOS: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ premieres in PH

ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

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BIODIVERSITY-RICH REGION. The ASEAN region is home to globally significant natural resources on land and in water, including about 18% of all species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Photo courtesy of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 3, 2017) — The biological diversity or biodiversity in the ASEAN region, which is home to the “mega-diverse countries” of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will greatly be eroded by 2100 if the destruction of the environment continues unabated, a recently launched report by an intergovernmental organization revealed. Continue reading ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

Lopez: Paris deal will bring ‘silver lining of hope’ to next generation

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Image by Rappler.com

‘By ratifying the Paris Agreement, we will be able to maximize our climate adaptation and mitigation efforts to protect the Filipino people,’ says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 2, 2017) — Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Wednesday, March 1, lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Continue reading Lopez: Paris deal will bring ‘silver lining of hope’ to next generation

Opposition to Lopez’s confirmation gives Pacquiao ‘headache’

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CONFIRMATION. At least 27 oppositions have been filed before the Commission on Appointments against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez over mining closures.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, CA environment committee chair, says aside from at least 27 complaints against the environment chief, there are also CA members opposed to her confirmation

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao admitted on Wednesday, March 1, that the complaints filed with the Commission on Appointments against the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez have given him a “headache.” Continue reading Opposition to Lopez’s confirmation gives Pacquiao ‘headache’

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

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CLIMATE TREATY. Senator Loren Legarda says she is confident that the Senate will concur in the ratification of the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Photo by Camille Elemia

Senator Loren Legarda, who is set to sponsor the measure, is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — The Senate eyes to complete the final step to make the Philippines a signatory to the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Continue reading Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Duterte signs Paris climate deal

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TALKING CLIMATE CHANGE. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Climate Change Commission Board Meeting on January 31, 2017. File photo by Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

The Office of the President submits the signed ‘Instrument of Accession’ to the Senate for concurrence on Wednesday, March 1

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — Despite his misgivings, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Continue reading Duterte signs Paris climate deal

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

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OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs ‘with recurring and blatant violations’ of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Office of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday, February 10, that it will investigate nearly 600 local government officials in 13 regions in the Continue reading Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites