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 …

Loss and Damage from Typhoon Odette

Unfortunately, so many things are crystal clear now, much more so in the wake of Typhoon Odette Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Momentum for climate justice Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, ravaged central and southern Philippines a few days short of Christmas, leaving many parts of the country without …

[ANALYSIS] After Glasgow: What’s next for climate?

‘[T]he PH delegation definitely did not meaningfully engage with the other non-government delegates – not even responding to invitations for dialogue’ Co-written with Tonichi Regalado, Joy Reyes, and Jenica Dizon The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) was finally held in Glasgow as pressure and expectations ran high following a one-year delay due to the …