Heherson “Sonny” T. Alvarez, Philippines Climate Change Commission
Typhoon Bopha was a category 5 super Typhoon that ripped through the Philippines during the COP18 talks in Doha, leaving over 1000 dead.
Heherson Alvarez, a former Senator and currently Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources says the negotiations appear “blind” to these disasters.
“This typhoon and ruin is a challenge to the whole convention,” he says. “Let’s start the debate, put on the data and the science and then begin to implement it.”