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Sotto, Velasco, Legarda, Chatto join solons’ global call for climate action

25 November 2020, DHAKA — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair Edgar Chatto last night met virtually with fellow lawmakers from the 48-member-nation Climate Vulnerable Forum to call for more ambitious climate action [...]

27 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

#CCCWeek2020: Adapting For A Sustainable Future

Join our pool of experts from the Climate Change Commission PH National Panel of Technical Experts, ICSC, Philippine Commission on Women, DILG Philippines, Commission on Population and Development, and The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) as they discuss the nexus of climate change, health, and gender [...]

20 Nov 2020|Categories: News|

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows

Reposting from Reuters:  https://www.reuters.com/article/climate-change-politics-idUSL8N2I35EI   By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three-quarters of countries have indicated they will make stronger commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of 2020, despite the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic, a new tracker showed on Tuesday. [...]

18 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

CALL FOR DONATIONS for the typhoon victims

Our heartfelt appreciation once again for your donations. We have updated our donation drive information to include the affected communities by Typhoon Ulysses. You may continue to send or drop off your in-kind donations to The Climate Reality Project Philippines office at Unit706, FSS Building II, Scout Tuazon St., Quezon [...]

ANC: Typhoons are normal, but climate change supercharging

"Blaming typhoon[s completely] on climate change is not only unscientific, but it also dilutes critical accountability issues among government agencies and other key players." In the face of massive destruction from back-to-back powerful storms, Kairos Dela Cruz, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, [...]

14 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In policy tweak, ADB says to help DMCs cut coal use

Reposting from BusinessMirror By Cai Ordinario November 13, 2020 THE Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will be revising its energy policy to help its developing member countries (DMCs) reduce their dependence on coal. ADB’s Energy Sector Group Chief Yongping Zhai said part of the reason for [...]

13 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Biden victory a good jump off point for int’l climate policy: ICSC

09 November 2020 -- The victory of United States President-Elect Joseph Biden can give the world a fighting chance to survive and thrive both the COVID and climate crises, but only if grassroots groups and world leaders hold his administration to its promises, according to the Manila-based NGO Institute [...]

09 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Diokno, Legarda tell executives to factor in climate risk in corporate strategy

MAKATI CITY, 30 October 2020 -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Benjamin Diokno and House deputy speaker Loren Legarda challenged executives to integrate the physical and transition risks brought about by climate change in their planning and decision-making. “The financial sector holds a unique position in advancing the [...]

First Mobility Awards hails Pasig, San Juan, Marikina as most bike-friendly cities in NCR

Groups also honor bike riders and bike-friendly malls, offices METRO MANILA, 29 October 2020 – Pasig, San Juan, and Marikina are the most bicycle-friendly cities in Metro Manila, according to organizers of the first ever Mobility Awards, while the SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, and Bonifacio High Street [...]

29 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

ICSC lauds DOE moratorium on new coal plants

28 October 2020 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities applauds and fully supports Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi’s announcement yesterday of a moratorium on new coal plants. Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., senior policy advisor of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, chairman of the [...]

28 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Delivery companies honor cyclist riders through Mobility Awards

QUEZON CITY, 27 October 2020 - Delivery companies honor their outstanding cyclist riders, naming them as nominees for the Padyak! Power to the People special awards of the Mobility Awards during the second installment of the Moving Towards Mobility webinar series. Representatives from Grab Philippines, Foodpanda Philippines, Gofer, and Padyak [...]

Group lauds efforts of LGUs and private sector towards sustainable urban mobility

Posted on the Mobility Awards. REACTIVE QUEZON CITY, October 22, 2020 – To mark World Cities Day this coming October 31, local government chief executives in Metro Manila and a major private entity in the Philippines called for collaborative action in order to establish active mobility in the country’s [...]

Private sector pushes for sustainability: ICD to hold webinars with ICSC, Climate Reality PH

PRESS RELEASE Private sector pushes for sustainability: ICD to hold webinars with ICSC, Climate Reality PH   MAKATI, 12 October 2020 -- The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and The Climate Reality Project (CRP) Philippines, is having a three-part [...]

12 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Mobility Awards bares list of first 50 LGUs, workplaces, establishments voted as most bike-friendly in Metro Manila

Posted on the Mobility Awards. QUEZON CITY, 09 October 2020 -- Ten cities, 10 workplaces, and 30 commercial establishments (including 19 malls)  have been nominated as the most bike-friendly in Metro Manila for the Mobility Awards, according to organizers. The Mobility Awards aims to help prioritize the needs of [...]

Climate Vulnerable Countries Call on all Nations to Submit Improved NDCs by Midnight on 31 December 2020  – a Survival Deadline for the Climate

7 October 2020, DHAKA/NEW YORK: The leaders from the world’s most climate vulnerable nations called on all countries to fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and submit improved Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by midnight on 31 December 2020, a survival deadline for the climate. The NDCs are [...]

08 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Experts call for collaborative climate action in Asia amid pandemic

From left to right: Dr. Mahawan Karuniasa, Ms Lourdes Tibig, Dr. Felino Lansigan JAKARTA, 30 September 2020 -- Climate scientists across Asia, as well as COP26 and UN climate representatives, called for urgent action and stronger collaboration in addressing climate change in developing countries, despite the setbacks [...]

REACTIVE: ICSC lauds Duterte’s UNGA call to address climate change as urgently as COVID-19 

MANILA, 23 September 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte called on world leaders in his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly to address climate change as urgently as the COVID-19 pandemic. “The same urgency needed to fight COVID-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is [...]

Mobility Awards launched on World Car Free Day

MANILA, 22 September 2020 – The first ever Mobility Awards was launched today, in celebration of World Car Free Day and to recognize the most bike-friendly cities, workplaces, and commercial establishments in Metro Manila. The awards aim to spur concerted action among  government, commuters, and the private sector to [...]

Owning the sun

Lifting the 60/40 equity yoke on Renewable Energy investments, as advocated by DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, sparks an interesting debate on the ownership limits for RE. By Pedro Maniego Jr. | Published in Business Mirror - September 19, 2020 I’M looking at allowing 100-percent investment or [...]

Mobility, a feature of democracy? But 88% of Metro Manila is at the losing end

by Maria Golda Hilario  |  Published in Philstar.com September 15, 2020 The world marks the International Day of Democracy every 15th of September. The United Nations has renewed calls for states to respect and protect human rights as the world responds to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

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