17 Mar '17, 4pm

Philippines Joins the Paris Agreement on Climate Change - Natural Resources Defense Council

Earlier this week, the Philippines formally joined the Paris Agreement. The next step for the country, according to its Climate Change Commission , will be to finalize and mainstream the “country’s obligations under the agreement into national policies, plans and programs.” These obligations include a conditional commitment to reduce emissions by 70 percent below projected levels by 2030. The decision by the Philippines to join the Paris Agreement should be a wake-up call for the countries that have not yet joined the agreement. Despite having a President who initially rejected the Paris Agreement, the country has now demonstrated a firm commitment to the Agreement. After President Duterte took office, he called the deal “stupid.” When an ambassador from an industrialized nation reminded him about the Philippine’s new climate obligations, Duterte said he “wanted to kick hi...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/han-chen/philippines-joins-p...

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