ICSC: Climate change to worsen water security risk

2019-03-15T15:47:41+00:0013 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, Updated 14 March 2019 – As residents in areas of Metro Manila grapple with water scarcity issues for several days, a climate and energy policy group cautioned that climate change would only exacerbate existing risks and development issues.

Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Manila-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, commented:

“As a climate policy […]

Eastern Visayas leaders meet to secure regional climate investments

2019-03-08T12:35:00+00:0007 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

2019-03-06T19:48:18+00:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

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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.

 

Consumers should not pay the price for risky coal deals

2019-03-12T12:02:16+00:0019 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sara Jane Ahmed

Note: This commentary originally appeared in Business World.

The rapid drop in the cost of renewable energy has opened new possibilities in energy systems around the world, including the Philippines. Coal has become toxic, both in terms of its high cost to consumers and the negative financial consequences for banks and […]

Former UN climate chief visits the Philippines to promote green investments

2019-03-08T13:53:50+00:0014 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 […]

End impunity: ICSC statement on Rep. Rodel Batocabe slay

2019-02-08T11:56:31+00:0023 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, […]

Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+00:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC).

At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown Tacloban, people […]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+00:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall.

They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, RE-Serve Humanitarian […]

Vulnerable economies call for accelerated financial shift

2019-02-09T23:40:32+00:0014 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Bali, 14 Oct 2018 – Finance Ministers from the V20 Group of climate vulnerable countries today sought large-scale changes to global finance flows, saying the funding shift needs to happen sooner, covering far larger amounts that can help protect economies from the worsening impacts of climate change. Convening at the World Bank-IMF Meetings in Bali, V20 […]

UN launches landmark climate science report: PHL to survive, thrive if with bold climate action – policy group

2019-03-15T14:13:26+00:0008 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 8 October 2018 — Immediate and ambitious action to limit global warming is not only crucial for the Philippines to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, it is also key to unlocking economic growth, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), citing the highlights of a major UN scientific report […]