“Do not complicate the simple.”  These are the words uttered by an island-nation delegate during a UN climate finance dialogue I attended at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila. This dialogue was the third in a series of technical ...

Climate justice is the anchor of any discussion or action to address loss and damage (L&D). With every typhoon, drought, or other hazard that hits our nation, it is always the poorest and most vulnerable peoples who experience its gravest ...

Arguably the most critical issue heading into the November climate negotiations (COP27) in Egypt is the establishment of a financial mechanism to avert or minimize loss and damage. ...

Part of establishing this framework is passing laws that impose legal liabilities for corporate-related human rights abuses. ...

One of the most significant findings in this publication is that both natural and human systems are reaching their limits for adaptation. ...

For Filipino delegates at COP26, their pursuit for climate justice will continue in their respective campaigns in the coming months. ...

For the Philippines, as one of the nations that is most vulnerable to the climate crisis, the outcomes of COP26 are vital. However, the lack of transparency in the strategy and decision-making of the country’s delegation is becoming a major ...

Civil society and environmental activists across Asia criticized some provisions of the energy transition mechanism (ETM) proposed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Indonesia and the Philippines. The activists said the proposed mechanism undermines “just energy transition” in the ...

While the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders and advocates are preparing for a high-stakes meeting at COP26 to address the climate crisis. ...

As the world meets in Madrid, Spain for the 25th UN climate conference, Filipino advocates call for the phase-out of fossil fuels, especially coal, as a means to achieve national low carbon development. ...