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New Emission Commitments Required to Realize Paris Agreement: Climate Vulnerable Forum calls for immediate steps to higher ambition emission contributions (INDC/NDCs) at Bonn UN Climate Talks

iCSC’s Executive Director Renato Redentor Constantino and Board Chair Athena Ballesteros are advisors to the UNFCCC and to the Chair of the Climate Vulnerability Forum (CVF) PRESS RELEASE BONN – 16 May 2016: The Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Philippines, called on all 195 parties to the UN Climate

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From the Front Lines of Climate Change

by: Senator Loren Legarda and Congresswoman Marcela Guerrero, Project Syndicate MANILA/SAN JOSÉ – On April 22, dignitaries representing no fewer than 175 parties signed the global climate change agreement concluded in Paris in December, setting a record for the adoption of an international accord. The show of support is heartening.

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Information is the Key

By Danica Marie Supnet Rational choice theory asserts that decision making is based on coherent calculation of interests and bounded by cognition and accurate information. Rational decision making leads to effective planning and deliver efficient policy mechanisms. Hence, information is the key to effective planning. This is an important aspect

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Climate change and violence

by Janssen Mozar Martinez It was a fairly hot noon of April 1st when news of the Kidapawan incident broke. Demonstrators, consisting mostly of farmers were violently dispersed by local police. They created a blockade along the national highway to demand food assistance from the local government due to the

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Going into labor

By: Kairos dela Cruz My wife, Katherine, is on her 34th week of pregnancy. It means the baby is coming out really soon! And yet, here I am on a two-step flight, from Manila through Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu. As I rush from gate to gate and a layover cut

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