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Press Release: Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

2019-09-25T15:55:12+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , |

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Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

MSMEs account for 29% of GDP and employ 78% of workforce in vulnerable economies

NEW YORK, 22 Sept 2019The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect […]

Vulnerable Leaders Demand Further Action following UN Climate Summit: 2020 Deadline for Survival

2019-09-27T19:25:04+08:0023 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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United Nations, NEW YORK – 23 Sept 2019: Leaders of the Climate Vulnerable Forum today addressed the UN Climate Action Summit to credit progress achieved following announcements today by leaders and highlighting the urgency for more widespread action by 2020.

Hilda Heine, Hon. President of the Marshall Islands, which chairs the 48-member state* Climate […]

Science at the forefront of climate action

2019-09-18T00:55:25+08:0017 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet; Photos: Vinai Dithajohn/ICSC

This year’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week was held on the first week of September at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. This is one of the many conferences of the international climate community to […]

Linking human mobility to climate change

2019-09-04T19:27:59+08:0020 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , |

Text and photos by Danica Marie Supnet

Last June, I was fortunate to be part of the Philippine delegation of the global programme on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) to Germany, where we joined a three-day working group discussion and an international conference.

The German […]

In memoriam: ICSC statement on Gina Lopez’s passing

2019-08-19T13:40:52+08:0019 Aug 2019|

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez passed away today, 19 August. Sec. Lopez was embraced fully by communities, environmental groups, and progressive enterprises for her courage, principled life and activism. ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino issued the following statement:

ICSC had the extraordinary pleasure and privilege of working with Sec Gina Lopez however briefly. The brand of […]

Adapting Together

2019-08-15T11:54:51+08:0014 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Isabella Mendoza
Photos by AC Dimatatac/ICSC

Time and again, we have emphasized that locals can and should take the lead in making their communities more climate resilient. We are proud that ICSC’s partnership with CORDAID has continued to cross political and geographic boundaries in working together towards this common goal. Over the […]

How to invest in ‘green’ financing?

2019-08-02T11:32:31+08:0002 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Published by ANC, 1 Aug 2019)

Philippine companies raised around P1.5 billion from so-called “green bonds” since last year. Marlon Apanada, managing director of Allotrope Partners gives tips on how to invest in green financing.

Renewable energy tack in SONA lauded

2019-08-02T10:58:02+08:0026 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Rhodina Villanueva
(published by The Philippine Star,  July 25, 2019)  READ THE FULL STORY HERE

MANILA, Philippines — Environmentalists lauded President Duterte for emphasizing the need “to fast-track renewable energy (RE) resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal” in his fourth State of the Nation Address […]