The Philippines has secured $10 million in funding from the UN’s Green Climate Fund, its first under a scheme to provide financial assistance for adaptation and mitigation in countries vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Driven by greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and an accelerating pace of ice melting in the Arctic and Antarctica, capital cities Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok could be underwater by 2050, a recent study has found.
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This year's climate conference was expected to be a Blue COP, with a focus on oceans and greater aid to nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But with COP25 in jeopardy after Chile's withdrawal, will the voices of Pacific Islanders be heard?
Hanny Chrysolite and Himayatus Shalihah –
Understanding the source of emissions is integral to understanding and enabling further progress towards curbing emissions in Indonesia. Climate Watch Indonesia shares their findings to help the country meet their emission reduction goals.
For Pacific islanders, who are on the frontlines of a climate crisis to which they have barely contributed, the persistently selfish and short-sighted approach of the world's major emitters has gone from disappointing to frustrating to infuriating. Betting on geoengineering would only make matters worse.
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
At a high level event seeking to reinvigorate the political momentum on climate change, senior UN officials say climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat, but it also comes with a massive opportunity that should not be missed.
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the ...