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Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

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President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

June 30, 2017 — It has been an exciting year for the environment and for climate change under President Duterte. Whether change for the better has come and progress will be finally made in these two important areas of our national life is, however, still uncertain. Continue reading Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

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

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‘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

Duterte eyes changes to PH contribution to Paris climate deal

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ROAD TO RATIFICATION. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Joint Climate Change Commission Board Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañang on January 31, 2017. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

The President agrees to sign the Paris climate pact after being assured that the country’s Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution can still be revised

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to sign the Paris climate deal after being assured that the ambitious contribution submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations under the deal can still be revised. Continue reading Duterte eyes changes to PH contribution to Paris climate deal