Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

2019-05-24T15:28:53+08:0024 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Isabella Ann Mendoza

ICSC’s climate policy team, in partnership with CORDAID, has been working closely with the municipalities of Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Coron, Palawan to help develop their local plans in response to the adverse impacts of climate change.

The biggest […]

Accessing and mobilizing climate finance

2019-03-22T17:34:14+08:0022 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

Climate change poses both risks and opportunities. Confronting the climate crisis would spur better development and economic growth.

Yet after sitting with hundreds of participants from 55 countries at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF 2019) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, it seems to me that this mode of thinking […]

Tracking climate finance in Vietnam

2019-03-09T11:42:01+08:0019 Jul 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

I recently went to Vietnam for the first time to convene a three-day skillshare on the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) with a few colleagues from ICSC.

AFAI is an international research initiative tracking how climate finance committed by donor countries and organizations has been received and utilized by recipient countries […]

Understanding slow-onset climate impacts on a local scale

2019-03-09T22:33:15+08:0018 Aug 2017|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

It is easy to blame the occurrence of typhoons, heavy rainfall, or prolonged drought to climate change, but it’s never easy to understand why these phenomena happen and why we need to know about them. It is easy to say what the communities and government should do to adapt to these phenomena, but […]

Lanuza’s PSF proposal reflects good local governance

2019-03-21T12:39:22+08:0024 Oct 2016|Tags: , |

by Janssen Mozar Martinez

After the two-day People’s Survival Fund (PSF) field appraisal in Del Carmen, Siargao Island, ICSC joined officials from the PSF secretariat and Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) in travelling farther south of the CARAGA region to the quiet surfing town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

We were happily welcomed by Mayor Salvacion Azarcon herself, […]

Del Carmen, Siargao Island and the realities of adaptation

2019-03-21T12:46:24+08:0021 Oct 2016|Tags: , |

by Danica Supnet

Denise, Janssen and I represented ICSC in a field visit to Del Carmen in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte to take part in the appraisal of the municipality’s proposal to the People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The institute is the non-governmental representative to the PSF board, which was also represented in the appraisal team by […]