Duterte Now Open to Ratification of Paris Climate Change Agreement

President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his stance on the Paris Climate Agreement. After earlier calling it stupid and absurd, he is now open to ratifying the deal after economic chief Ernesto Pernia explained that it would not impede economic development. Despite the president’s earlier rejection, ratification was still recommended by several cabinet members, including the secretaries of foreign affairs, defense, and interior and local…

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