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La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte’s 10-point agenda

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CLIMATE TALKS. A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris’ climate summit, also known as COP21. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks, the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — Six months after 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, delegates from these countries will meet once again in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 to finally put the deal into force.  Continue reading La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte’s 10-point agenda

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

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Antonio La Viña, a veteran of international climate talks, also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2016) — After playing an active role during the 2015 climate talks in Paris, the Philippines will sit as an observer in the ceremonial first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be held during the next world climate conference, COP 22, which opens November 7 in Marrakech, Morocco.

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The rights of Lumad and the Paris Agreement

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LUMAD. During the talks, the Philippines led the call for including human rights in the climate change deal. Aquino at COP21 Paris, France, photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA ; Lumad photo by Derek Alviola/Rappler

By including a provision on human rights protection, the Paris Agreement provides a holistic approach to addressing climate change

April 23, 2016 — There are many stories that will be told after over 160 nations – the Philippines included – signed the Paris climate deal on April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day. Let me tell you one about stars.

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