Precautionary approach on Davao-Samal bridge

“It would be ideal if the conflicting claims and findings of these groups were harmonized before the project pushes through, but boring activities have already started” October 27 saw the groundbreaking for the Samal Island-Davao City (SIDC) Connector project, which would link by bridge the city of Davao to the neighboring Island Garden City of…

Climate justice heroes

“How wonderful it is to witness young people join the fight against the worsening climate crisis” This week, we celebrate Bonifacio Day as we do every November 30. Time was when it was also celebrated as National Heroes Day – which has been moved to the last Sunday of August since 1987. Andres Bonifacio is…

Finally, a win on climate loss and damage

“We must now pay attention to the global stocktake to be finalized by 2025 where the next generation of mitigation commitments will probably be made” The Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan, adopted last Sunday by the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the Framework Convention on Climate Change made history. After 30 years, COP…

The Philippine delegation in Egypt

“I echo the call of civil society to enlist the help of non-government colleagues who have proven expertise and solid reputations in the climate process.” As I write this column, the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is concluding. Issues are still being negotiated…

Finding consensus on the climate crisis

“Despite the differences in circumstances and representations, one overarching goal remains – one that will benefit all the Parties involved” The first week of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change has now passed. The world awaits the decisions that will be made here. The challenge…

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