MANILA, Philippines — Speaking at the leaders’ event of the Paris climate talks, President Benigno Aquino III once again emphasized the vulnerability of the Philippines, which “bear(s) a disproportionate amount … Continue reading What PNoy didn’t say: Climate vulnerable PH continues to invest in coal
MANILA – As negotiators around the world gather for what many expect to be a groundbreaking UN climate negotiating session, few may know that their meeting is being funded by … Continue reading IRONY IN PARIS CLIMATE TALKS | COP21 powered by coal
There are only a few days to go before the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 takes place in Paris and with this comes the question: where does the Association of … Continue reading Asean’s big coal problem
In Bonn, Germany, the fourth day of negotiations started with protesters chanting “Sekitan, Yamato, stop coal finance!” hitting on Japan, the world’s largest provider of coal finance. Between 2007 and … Continue reading Japan’s dirty coal in PH
2013 was the most devastating year in recent Philippine history in terms of natural disasters. It was the year we experienced something we had never experienced before. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), … Continue reading Will PH be the biggest carbon emitter in 35 years?
The Conference of Parties (COP), a yearly meeting of countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will be on its 21st year of negotiations on December. … Continue reading Climate Action: Short-term work for a long-term goal
There is no point denying it: climate has changed. We experience it in our everyday lives — the heat has become unbearable and strong typhoons have extended their stay in … Continue reading Our love affair with coal: Why can’t we call it quits
The wind in Lamao carries with it a certain smell of sulfur and an amount of ash that later covers the road. It is like New Year’s Eve, except that … Continue reading Philippine Energy Company Harasses Opponents, Pollutes