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03 Dec 2018|

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.

14 Nov 2018|

Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector:
Challenges and opportunities

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.

27 Oct 2017|

Slow Onset Events:
Local Studies of Climate Change Impacts in the Philippines

DOWNLOAD PDF This report shows how findings from local science-based studies can further show the magnitude of the consequences of slow onset events and the need to implement greater and innovative adaptation measures to reduce these impacts. It also seeks to complement international e orts by striving to build up a local knowledge and research database on slow [...]

15 Oct 2017|

Carving Out Coal in the Philippines:
Stranded Coal Plant Assets and the Energy Transition (Briefer)

DOWNLOAD PDF The Philippine’s financial sector is massively exposed to the imminent stranding of proposed coal plants in the country, which amount to over 10,000 megawatts or US$21 billion (PHP1.05 trillion at PHP50 to US$1), according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities [...]

10 Oct 2017|

Carving Out Coal in the Philippines:
Stranded Coal Plant Assets and the Energy Transition
(Full Report)

DOWNLOAD PDF The Philippine’s financial sector is massively exposed to the imminent stranding of proposed coal plants in the country, which amount to over 10,000 megawatts or US$21 billion (PHP1.05 trillion at PHP50 to US$1), according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities [...]

11 Aug 2017|

Position Paper on Tax Reform Bills:
Raise revenues, change behavior for inclusive development

DOWNLOAD PDF This position paper on the petroleum excise tax was read by ICSC environmental economics advisor Dr. Marian Delos Angeles during the 13th Public Hearing of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bills held on August 10, 2017. "In sum, ICSC commends the DOF and the authors [...]

22 Jul 2017|

Updates from the 9th and 10th PSF Board Meetings

DOWNLOAD PDF The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board held its 9th and 10th meetings last July 5 and 20, 2017, respectively, at the Department of Finance in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Highlights of said meetings, including key interventions from the NGO representative to the PSF Board as well as annexes, are included in our updates (downloadable PDF format). [...]

20 Jul 2017|

ICSC Position Paper on the Draft Distributed Generation Company Licensing Rules and Microgrids

DOWNLOAD PDF ICSC sent the following position paper and detailed tabular comments on the draft rules for distribution generation company licensing last July 4, 2017, to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) under the Department of Energy. The draft rules address key segments of solar rooftop business potential, the categorization and regulation of industry players, which include providers, households, [...]