From Lima to Paris: The year ahead for climate action.
By DENISE M. FONTANILLA, GMAnews
January 2, 2015
The Philippines welcomed the New Year in the wake of Seniang (Jangmi), which claimed more than 50 lives and caused flashfloods and landslides in Visayas and Mindanao during the last days of 2014.
For the past few years, we have struggled with storms instead of enjoying the holidays—just last December, typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) whipped at the country even as climate negotiations were underway in Lima, Peru.
The Lima talks barely delivered at a time when poor and vulnerable countries like the Philippines are already bearing the consequences of inaction. Even worse, our own delegation wavered in defending our own interests at a crucial point in the talks.
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