Southeast Asian scientists join forces for stronger regional climate resilience

2019-09-06T14:14:26+08:0004 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Bangkok, 4 September 2019 – Southeast Asian scientists yesterday called for stronger research collaboration in the region to face the growing threat of climate change. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok, they warned that higher extreme precipitation will disrupt agricultural production, which in turn may adversely affect the region’s food […]

In memoriam: ICSC statement on Gina Lopez’s passing

2019-08-19T13:40:52+08:0019 Aug 2019|

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez passed away today, 19 August. Sec. Lopez was embraced fully by communities, environmental groups, and progressive enterprises for her courage, principled life and activism. ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino issued the following statement:

ICSC had the extraordinary pleasure and privilege of working with Sec Gina Lopez however briefly. The brand of […]

DOF Sec. Dominguez underscores need for climate-smart insurance in vulnerable economies

2019-08-17T06:46:44+08:0016 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 16 August 2019 – “The Philippine government is keen on strengthening its policies on climate financing,” Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez stated in his remarks for today’s forum on climate-smart micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) insurance in vulnerable and emerging economies.

“The challenges posed by […]

How to invest in ‘green’ financing?

2019-08-02T11:32:31+08:0002 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Published by ANC, 1 Aug 2019)

Philippine companies raised around P1.5 billion from so-called “green bonds” since last year. Marlon Apanada, managing director of Allotrope Partners gives tips on how to invest in green financing.

Renewable energy tack in SONA lauded

2019-08-02T10:58:02+08:0026 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Rhodina Villanueva
(published by The Philippine Star,  July 25, 2019)  READ THE FULL STORY HERE

MANILA, Philippines — Environmentalists lauded President Duterte for emphasizing the need “to fast-track renewable energy (RE) resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal” in his fourth State of the Nation Address […]

Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

2019-07-23T11:10:10+08:0022 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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REACTIVE: Duterte’s SONA call for renewable energy confirms PH energy transition underway

MANILA, 22 July 2019 — Reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements in his fourth State of the Nation Address today calling for “to fast-track renewable energy resources to reduce the country’s dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal”, Renato […]

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,