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Blogs2019-05-16T16:46:37+08:00

Shifting to sustainable, secure, and equitable energy

Text by Francis Joseph Dela Cruz Photos by Homer Anthony Medici/ICSC My colleagues and I participated in the just-concluded second Renewable Energy (RE) Congress in Cebu, which was organized by the Center for Empowerment, Innovation, and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) in partnership with the University of San Carlos [...]

Science at the forefront of climate action

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

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 Development [...]

20 Aug 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Adapting Together

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 [...]

14 Aug 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The battle of reaching consensus and what we should be focusing on

Published in GCFWatch on July 7, 2019 by Claire Miranda-Balba In view of the magnitude of climate change and the extensive work done over the years to address the crisis, it is distressing to know that these various international climate negotiations that we as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have [...]

08 Jul 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

by Isabella Ann Mendoza ICSC’s climate policy team, in partnership with CORDAID, has been working closely with the municipalities of Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Coron, Palawan to help develop their local plans in response to the adverse impacts of climate change. The biggest challenge [...]

24 May 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hibabro-an han kalakat (Journey of knowledge)

by Kenneth Lopez The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) together with the Salcedo, Eastern Samar-based women’s group KAKASA Federation organized a learning visit last April 23-24, 2019 among various women’s groups in their province. Top photo: ICSC’s Kenneth Lopez (left) and Orland Quesada (right) with Metro [...]

Accessing and mobilizing climate finance

by Danica Marie SupnetClimate 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 [...]

22 Mar 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Changing the face of leadership

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 [...]

15 Mar 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |