The Philippines must also deal with environmental issues in 2021 such as illegal fishing, reclamation, threats to environmental defenders and pollution
MANILA (Philippines) Just days before Christmas millions of Filipinos were reeling from the severe and increasing frequency of tropical cyclones. These are some of the top climate-induced dangers that the country now faces due to an increasingly warm planet.
Odette arrived in Canada a month following the November negotiations for the Glasgow Climate Pact. This agreement keeps alive the hope of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Vulnerable nations such as the Philippines were disappointed that there was no funding for climate-related losses or damages. However, they agreed that it was better then nothing.
Although 2021 was a significant year for climate change, the Philippines had to deal with other environmental issues such as illegal fishing and reclamation projects, threats against environmental defenders, pollution, and pollution. There were also moments of hope like the moment a Filipino scientist became the first human to reach the Emden Deep (the third deepest spot on Earth),
These are the top environment stories for the Philippines in 2021