State of Paris climate talks

We are now in the final stretch of the marathon climate change negotiations that was launched in Durban, South Africa in December 2011 just around the time Typhoon Sendong hit the Philippines and killed thousands in my hometown Cagayan de Oro. I remember hearing the news of that tragedy, including of relatives and friends dying …

Start of Paris climate talks

The Paris climate change summit began with a bang yesterday with more than a 100 heads of states converging here on the first day to deliver national statements urging action and collaboration on climate change. The conference venue is Le Bourget, the first airport of Paris built in 1919 and famous as the landing site …

On the eve of Paris climate summit

Two days from now, world leaders will converge in Paris, France for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Meeting on the first day of the two week conference, the heads of state are expected to adopt a political declaration that will provide direction to …