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 …

World Environment Day and the ongoing virtual climate talks

“To defeat this threat, the world must come together and cooperate based on common interests and shared values.” In the next weeks, with colleagues from the Manila Observatory and the Ateneo de Manila University, I will be attending the historic, first-ever purely virtual negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Our team …

What must the Philippines do about climate change

Co-Authored with Dr. Manny Solis ‘Fortunately, there is still a window to examine and revisit the existing NDC prior to the global stocktake in 2023 to fill in the gaps, make it as clear and progressive as possible, and attract the international support being sought for implementation’ The following is Part 2 of a two-part …