Philippines: "Duterte To Flout Climate Change Deal"

"[Philippines] President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will not honor the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was adopted by the Philippines and about 200 countries in December last year.

In a speech during a meeting with the Philippine Olympics athletes on Monday, Duterte described the international agreement as “stupid.”

The President said he was mad at a foreign ambassador who reminded him of the Philippines’ commitment to limit its carbon emissions."

Catherine Valente reports for the Manila Times July 18, 2016.

Source: Manila Times, 07/19/2016