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

2020-11-20T18:01:24+08:0018 Nov 2020|Tags: , |

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. According to the tool, launched by [...]

CALL FOR DONATIONS for the typhoon victims

2020-11-20T17:47:14+08:0014 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 City. You may also donate to [...]

ANC: Typhoons are normal, but climate change supercharging

2020-11-20T18:38:25+08:0014 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

"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, calls on authorities to address the [...]

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

2020-11-20T17:38:59+08:0013 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , |

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 the revision of ADB’s energy policy [...]

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

2020-10-29T15:15:06+08:0029 Oct 2020|Tags: , |

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 were judges as the most bike-friendly [...]

ICSC lauds DOE moratorium on new coal plants

2020-10-28T15:17:55+08:0028 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 Energy Lawyers Association of the Philippines, [...]

Delivery companies honor cyclist riders through Mobility Awards

2020-10-27T15:29:03+08:0027 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 Padala PH joined the online discussion [...]

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

2020-10-12T16:13:23+08:0012 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , |

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 webinar series on sustainability this October [...]

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

2020-10-08T11:46:21+08:0008 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

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 commitments of what each country is [...]

Experts call for collaborative climate action in Asia amid pandemic

2020-10-01T14:31:57+08:0030 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]