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Vulnerable countries and international partners announce collaboration to climate­-proof economic growth

2019-04-12T14:29:20+08:0012 Apr 2019|Tags: , |

Washington DC, 11 April 2019 — ­­ Finance Ministers from V20 Group of vulnerable economies today announced new financial instruments in collaboration with international partners at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund to ensure continued global economic growth in the face of increasing threats from climate change. The group aims […]

ERC promotes cheaper, more reliable energy through new draft rules: think tank

2019-04-11T16:29:30+08:0004 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

MANILA, 3 April 2019 – An international policy group commended the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) today for promoting fair competition in pursuit of cheaper, more reliable power in the draft rules it recently issued covering power supply agreements (PSAs).

“The ERC is right to protect the public from […]

Accessing and mobilizing climate finance

2019-03-22T17:34:14+08:0022 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

Climate change poses both risks and opportunities. Confronting the climate crisis would spur better development and economic growth.

Yet after sitting with hundreds of participants from 55 countries at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF 2019) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, it seems to me that this mode of thinking […]

Changing the face of leadership

2019-03-18T14:51:15+08:0015 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Arielle Celine Tabinga

Humans have always relied on innovation in creating transformative changes that improve the quality of life. Collaboration plays a critical role in innovation, it allows ideas, perspectives, and approaches to surface. To fully foster the benefits of collaboration, diversity must first thrive. But how do we encourage diversity across all disciplines if sexist […]

Eastern Visayas leaders meet to secure regional climate investments

2019-03-08T12:35:00+08:0007 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

TACLOBAN, 07 March 2019 — Top representatives of local governments, academic institutions, and businesses across the Eastern Visayas region convened today to tackle challenges and opportunities in crowding in climate and clean energy investments in the region.

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based international […]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019)

MANILA — Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels.

“Recharge Pilipinas” not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Former UN climate chief visits the Philippines to promote green investments

2019-03-08T13:53:50+08:0014 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , |

(As published in the Manila Bulletin, 13 February 2019)

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres is expected to arrive in the Philippines Wednesday evening as part of an Asian tour to draw in more transformative climate investments in the region.

Figueres, the architect of the Paris climate agreement […]

Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

2019-02-08T14:04:45+08:0012 Jan 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

No mother would ever want to keep her kids waiting, especially when they’re cold, tired, and hungry.

But five years ago, this possibility loomed large for Lorna Ortillo Dela Peña, a senior citizen, single parent, and loving mother who also serves as the leader of a women’s group.

Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm, was the […]

End impunity: ICSC statement on Rep. Rodel Batocabe slay

2019-02-08T11:56:31+08:0023 Dec 2018|Tags: , , , , |

23 December 2018 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities joins Filipinos in condemning the murder of Philippine legislator and climate advocate Rodel Batocabe and his police escort Orlando Diaz.

Representative Batocabe, who had been serving his third term in the 17th Congress under the Ako Bicol partylist, […]

What soft landing?

2019-02-07T14:58:37+08:0022 Dec 2018|

by Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz

I wrote this while waiting for my Cebu flight’s boarding schedule to be announced by the airline staff last Tuesday, December 18. I didn’t imagine that I would still be travelling for work this close to Christmas.

I am one of the very few people […]