Despite Misgivings, Duterte Signs Climate Change Agreement

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change despite his skepticism on the issue. Sources say that the president followed his cabinet’s advice after several debates on the issue, with Socioeconomic Planning head Ernesto Pernia leading the group that convinced Duterte to sign the pact. Economic officials earlier estimated that vulnerable countries like the Philippines could suffer losses equivalent to up to 2.5%…

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