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 […]

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 […]

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

2019-07-19T15:50:33+08:0008 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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 invested our time and efforts […]

Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

2019-05-24T15:28:53+08:0024 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

Hibabro-an han kalakat (Journey of knowledge)

2019-05-29T18:20:31+08:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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) […]

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 […]

Building on GCFWatch

2019-03-12T11:50:22+08:0009 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Janssen M. Martinez

Note: Janssen M. Martinez is an ICSC climate policy analyst. He participated in the February 2019 Green Climate Fund board meeting with Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, associate for climate policy.

Kairos and I attended the twenty-second board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (or B.22) last February 26-28 in Songdo, […]

Lost/Found in Translation

2019-03-12T11:45:56+08:0008 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Isabella Ann Mendoza

Editor’s Note: ICSC in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission, Visayas State University’s Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, and Action for Economic Reforms, organized a forum entitled “Shifting Financial Flows to Low Carbon Development in Eastern Visayas” in […]