At his fourth State of the Nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced policies to advance renewable energy deployment to tap the archipelago's enormous solar, wind, hydropower, ocean and biomass potential.
The mostly Chinese-financed coal project was to begin construction in 2016, but its proponents must now get a new impact assessment after judges criticised efforts to force the project on the local community.
Robin Hicks –
Decisions the world's politicians make about carbon emissions over the next 18 months are critical for the survival of life on earth, climate scientists say—and Asia could be where the climate fight is won or lost.
Saleemul Huq –
Negotiating tactics by the US and Saudi Arabia forced developing states to give in on their demands for stronger climate action, writes Saleemul Huq of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
COP 23 may not have produced big commitments; but a number of small, meaningful commitment proves that the global climate negotiations have an important place in today's world, says Global Green Growth Institute's Mahua Acharya.
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outline the opportunities on the horizon for countries worldwide to raise their level of climate ambition and lock in sustainable growth.
Elga Reyes –
Various female groups and leaders, spearheaded by the UN Women, gathered at the sidelines of the on-going climate conference to highlight the specific consequences of global warming on women, as well as the climate action they can pioneer