CONTACT: AC Dimatatac, ICSC Media Coordinator: +63 998 5469788, email@example.com WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and Alberto Dalusung III WHEN AND WHERE: Monday, [...]
Climate Vulnerable Forum Action for Survival: Vulnerable Nations COP25 Leaders Event December 2, Monday | 9:00-9:45 am CET, Room Chiloe, Hall 10, IFEMA As global emissions continue to rise with accelerating climate change, the survival of the most vulnerable nations is reliant on the full and urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement, enhanced 2020 action by all [...]
The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is participating in the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 this 2-6 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand to further engage in climate action discussions and initiatives in the region. ICSC is organizing a September 2 side event on Southeast Asian resiliency in agriculture and biodiversity, featuring scientists from Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The organization will also be joining other events throughout the week.
Impacts of Climate Change Slow-Onset Events of Sea Level Rise, Increasing Sea Surface Temperature, and Ocean Acidification in Coastal Fishery Areas and Small Island Ecosystems in Visayas, Philippines
The Visayas State University (VSU), through its Regional Climate Change Research and Development Center, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and with funding support from CordAid, conducted this research in recognition of the fact that climate change must be fully understood through the generation of science-based evidence prior to the development of interventions for adaptation and mitigation toward building a high level of resilience among vulnerable communities.
Finding the Right Balance: Climate Finance Access and Accountability for Low Carbon Development (May 2019)
DATE : 16 May 2019
VENUE : Dolcelatte, Quezon Avenue
Climate action, now more than ever, is needed to ensure that developing vulnerable countries such as the Philippines are able to thrive and develop under the new climate “normal”. Climate finance plays a central role in allowing the country to dive into mitigation and adaptation measures without compromising the achievement of development goals.
Advancing Ambition Through Socially Beneficial Climate Action: Recommendations for the Talanoa Dialogue and Paris Rulebook
Climate change is often described as a global collective action problem, in which the costs are borne by countries that act, while the benefits are shared by all. Although this understanding has long framed global climate policy debates, it is increasingly wrong. Climate solutions are now often cheaper and provide greater economic and social returns than higher-carbon alternatives. As a result, many (but certainly not all) of the actions needed to contain climate pollution are “socially beneficial”: they will increase the overall welfare and advance the equitable development goals of the countries that take them, even before climate impacts are considered.
The Philippine energy sector is at a crucial juncture and facing a predicament. The country’s economy continues to grow rapidly but the country’s economy predominantly is coal-powered. At the same time, the Philippines has led the push to limit global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius and submitted ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), with a conditional greenhouse gas reduction target of 70 per cent below business-as-usual (BAU) levels by 2030.