Reactive: Japan fails to drive stronger G20 climate pact

2019-07-01T18:15:31+08:0029 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , |

Reacting to the G20 Summit’s conclusion in Osaka, Renato Redentor Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities said:

“As G20 Chair, Japan’s failure to drive a stronger outcome in support of climate action exposed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s weak leadership in the global stage. Japan wasted its chance […]

Japan seeks climate leadership at G-20 summit but can’t kick its coal habit

2019-07-01T17:09:57+08:0028 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Simon Denyer
(Published June 27 in The Washington Post)

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to burnish his green credentials.

Japan, he said, will exercise “firm leadership” on climate change at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week, with a focus on “disruptive innovation” that […]

PHL shift to clean energy will spur economic growth, development – report

2019-06-21T14:55:58+08:0021 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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REACTIVE: PHL shift to clean energy will spur economic growth, development –report

MANILA, 21 June 2019- The Philippines along with other countries in South and Southeast Asia can transition to renewable energy to fuel economic growth, boost sustainable development and achieve energy security while avoiding life-threatening pollution and environmental degradation,

Kairos Dela Cruz on ANC: Sea level rise and climate action

2019-06-13T13:45:33+08:0010 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , |

Kairos Dela Cruz, ICSC’s associate for climate policy, talks to Migs Bustos of Early Edition on ANC about sea level rise projections worldwide and in the Philippines, and how the country can ramp up its efforts to respond to this and other climate change impacts.

“Radical action” on climate needed both in UN talks, PH – civil society groups

2019-06-07T11:06:41+08:0006 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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“Radical action” on climate needed both in UN talks, PH – civil society groups

MANILA, 6 June 2019 — Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a network of civil society groups working for a robust climate policy for the country, is taking up the challenge of President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. to the international […]

Young metro mayors challenged to make World Bike to Work Day everyday

2019-06-04T10:59:19+08:0003 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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PASIG, 3 June 2019 — An international think tank issued today a challenge to Metro Manila’s newly elected young mayors, calling for working class-biased solutions to climate change in celebration of World Bicycle Day.

“We call on Metro Manila’s new leaders to come together and make everyday World […]

STATEMENT: SC decision portends lower rates for electricity ratepayers

2019-05-14T14:01:02+08:0010 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

10 May 2019 — The cloud of uncertainty that hovered over stakeholders in the power sector was lifted by the Supreme Court (SC) decision on the competitive procurement of power supply by distribution utilities, mainly for residential ratepayers, last May 3. The aims and expected results of that decision are to […]

Cash, political will: Coessential tools vs catastrophic impact of climate change

2019-05-10T14:45:17+08:0009 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

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By Cai Ordinario – May 9, 2019

NADI, Fiji—The greenback may lead to greening the earth, so some believe. However, for experts at a conference here last week, money is just one of the weapons in this perennial contradiction of man against nature as the latter appears to have the […]

ICSC on ANC: The economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy

2019-05-17T15:27:09+08:0016 Apr 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, April 16, 2019) ICSC senior policy advisor Atty. Pete Maniego tells Michelle Ong about the economic benefits of transitioning from coal to renewable energy and from centralized to distributed generation systems in today’s Early Edition on ANC.

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 […]