ICSC: Climate change to worsen water security risk

2019-03-15T15:47:41+00:0013 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, Updated 14 March 2019 – As residents in areas of Metro Manila grapple with water scarcity issues for several days, a climate and energy policy group cautioned that climate change would only exacerbate existing risks and development issues.

Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Manila-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, commented:

“As a climate policy […]

ICSC hails bicam approval of coal tax hike

2019-03-07T12:12:00+00:0012 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , |

REACTIVE

MANILA, 12 December 2017 — The bicameral conference committee agreed yesterday to increase the coal excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, from its current rate of ten pesos (P10) per metric ton to P50 up to P150 per metric ton over the next three years.

Reacting to the development, Red Constantino, […]