Rising water in Santa Fe

by Isabella Mendoza Bantayan Island—it’s a place one hour off the western coast of mainland Cebu. With white sand beaches and abundant seafood, Bantayan has long been a popular destination of locals and foreigners. Yet behind this fair façade lies a plethora of problems made worse by climate change. ICSC’s [...]

28 Oct 2018|Categories: Blog|

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is. I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment [...]

25 Oct 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Community Centred Climate Change

by Sarah Lukaszczyk Our intern Sara Lukaszczyk writes about her recent trip with the climate policy team to Baybay, Leyte, where locals were discussing the proposed new disaster risk reduction law and its implication on slow onset events research. One of the major things that attracted me to working in [...]

13 Sep 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Tracking climate finance in Vietnam

by Danica Marie Supnet I recently went to Vietnam for the first time to convene a three-day skillshare on the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) with a few colleagues from ICSC. AFAI is an international research initiative tracking how climate finance committed by donor countries and organizations has been received [...]

19 Jul 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

by Arturo Tahup Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment. Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate [...]

22 Jun 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Where turtles go

by Rio Constantino Editor’s Note: Rio Constantino is a Grade-12 student at the Philippine Science High School — Main Campus. He volunteered to join ICSC's Francis Dela Cruz and Janssen Mozar Martinez in a trip to the Turtle Islands earlier this month in cooperation with the Turtle Conservation Society of [...]

23 May 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |


by Sarah Lukaszczyk Editor’s Note: Sarah is an intern of RE-Charge Pilipinas. A Canadian of Filipino and Polish heritage, she is concurrently pursuing an Honours BES degree in Geography and Environmental Management, with a specialization in Climate Change, and BA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Applied Conflict Resolution stream, [...]

15 May 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Climate change science and Philippine governance

by Danica Marie Supnet Last week, I presented our report on slow onset events, or the creeping impacts of climate change, at the international conference of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). The conference, held in Davao City this year, focused on multilevel governance in the 21st century. Most participants [...]

12 Apr 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |