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ICSC lauds Metro Manila Bike Lane Network collab of DoTr, DPWH and MMDA

2021-02-24T15:45:10+08:0024 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 24 February 2021 — Yesterday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos convened a dialogue with representatives from the Department of Transport (DoTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the civil society network Move As One Coalition. Abalos clarified MMDA’s stance that it will not stand in the way of building [...]

DOF pushes for mainstreaming sustainable finance in the Philippines

2021-02-11T10:50:52+08:0010 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

10 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City -- Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez today pushed for the mainstreaming of sustainable finance in the Philippines, involving a whole of government approach and internationally harmonized finance initiatives. “Even if we are doing so much in terms of policy to harness climate finance and to mitigate our disaster [...]

To be a true climate leader, China should commit to clean energy on the belt and road

2021-02-09T11:23:27+08:0009 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Eye on Asia by Xiaojun Wang   | Published by South China Morning Post, 07 Feb 2021 | Read the full story here Last year, for the first time, a greater proportion of China’s overseas energy investment went into renewable energy rather than fossil fuels.Solar, wind and hydropower projects accounted for 57 per cent of China’s overseas energy investment, compared [...]

Dominguez calls for bolder collective action vs climate crisis

2021-02-05T18:40:57+08:0005 Feb 2021|Tags: , , |

Published by Department of Finance, 03 February 2021 Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for “bolder collective action” in realizing the Philippines’ global commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, starting with the ambitious goal of banning single-use plastics, as it is among the countries most vulnerable to the adverse impact of the climate crisis. Dominguez, [...]

ICSC lauds higher ambition in draft climate plan (Current draft proposes 75% reduction in emission)

2021-02-03T15:22:17+08:0003 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

3 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City – The Department of Finance (DOF) and Climate Change Commission (CCC) today organized a public consultation on the Philippines’ climate action plan, or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. The latest draft NDC would see the country committing to reduce emissions by 75 percent, 2.33 percent of which [...]

Climate finance key to economic resiliency – experts

2021-02-03T00:20:42+08:0002 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Philippines can utilize climate change and energy transition financing to ensure a thriving, resilient economy, especially with the Department of Finance at the helm, according to two climate finance experts. “Climate finance is crucial, but is limited. We need solid plans to maximize every peso that we have for climate action,” said Angelo Kairos [...]

ICSC hails Legarda resolution for ambitious PH climate target

2021-01-25T15:55:54+08:0025 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

25 JANUARY 2021, Quezon City — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) applauded House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda’s filing of House Resolution No. 1494, which calls on the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to deliver the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), or climate pledge, to the Paris Agreement. The resolution, filed last January 21, [...]

Climate emergency declaration empty without solid Paris pledge

2020-12-04T19:56:17+08:0004 Dec 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 4 DECEMBER 2020 — The House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change convened an online hearing today with the Cabinet cluster on climate change to confirm the country’s submission of an enhanced national climate action target (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) by the end of the year.Committee chair Rep. Edgar Chatto, of the First District [...]

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

2020-11-30T21:20:40+08:0025 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 globally. Legislators from the Philippines and [...]

#CCCWeek2020: Adapting For A Sustainable Future

2020-11-20T18:51:01+08:0020 Nov 2020|

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 towards transitioning to a better normal [...]