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Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

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STEP UP EFFORTS. In this file photo, negotiators await the final announcement during the COP21 in Paris, France in 2015. Photo by Arnaud Bouissou/MEDDE

With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country leaders to step up their efforts to reach the targets set in the Paris climate agreement

MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 3, 2017) — The climate battle is an uphill trek. With our current commitments to reduce our carbon emissions, we are not on track to achieve the principal aim of the Paris climate agreement: keeping global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing 1.5 degrees Celsius. Continue reading Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

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