It is easy to remember the bombastic, the loud, the swaggering blowhards who desire their every act of small-minded mediocrity to be acknowledged. And then there are people whose main facet is kindness and stubbornness to do the right thing and to respond to a high sense of duty increasingly rare among those occupying high offices […]
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 2019 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Philippines must incorporate climate change in its long-term development plans, an economist from the University of the Philippines said on Thursday.
Dr. Toby Monsod of the UP School of Economics said climate change poses serious threats to a country’s economic growth.
“Rethink the Medium […]