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Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

2020-02-26T23:26:37+08:0026 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 26 February 2020 – Members of the House of Representatives today convened national government agencies to ensure that they are acting on climate change and fast-tracking the country’s energy transition.

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda made an impassioned call for government agencies to […]

Alas ng Bayan exhibit opens in UP College of Fine Arts for Arts Month

2020-02-06T11:51:45+08:0006 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 6 February 2020 — The pioneering art exhibit Alas ng Bayan opened its two-week run today at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s College of Fine Arts, marking National Arts Month.

“Alas ng Bayan couldn’t be more timely in these trying times. We look for heroes, we look for hope, we look for a future. […]

Changemakers

2019-12-11T13:39:52+08:0011 Dec 2019|Tags: , , , |

Changemakers
By Isabella Mendoza

While the Philippines celebrates massive sales on November 11 (11.11), it means something completely different on the other side of the world. 11.11.11., a civil society coalition based in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking Northern part of Belgium), was founded on the 11th day of November (the 11th month) at 11 o’clock, when thousands […]

Cycling: a way of living in Metro Manila?

2019-11-22T16:46:00+08:0022 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Cycling: a way of living in Metro Manila?
By Kevin Heerema and Rosan Verbraak

Editor’s Note: Kevin and Rosan are bachelor’s students taking up Public Administration at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. They are currently in an internship with ICSC, working on a research on non-motorized transport in Metro Manila.

“The Dutch learn to cycle before they […]

Gov’t, finance sector unite for more accessible climate finance for LGUs

2019-11-22T08:14:00+08:0020 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

PASAY CITY, 19 November 2019 — Representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the finance sector, civil society, and local government units discussed here today how to make climate finance more accessible in the country as part of the week-long celebration of National Climate Change Consciousness Week.

“Now more than ever, we need to ensure the […]

Shifting to sustainable, secure, and equitable energy

2019-10-03T15:29:34+08:0003 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Text by Francis Joseph Dela Cruz
Photos by Homer Anthony Medici/ICSC

My colleagues and I participated in the just-concluded second Renewable Energy (RE) Congress in Cebu, which was organized by the Center for Empowerment, Innovation, and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) in partnership with the University of San Carlos – Center for Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies.

While I […]

UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

2019-09-27T14:21:47+08:0026 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

QUEZON CITY, 26 September 2019 – The Climate Change Commission in partnership with Rare and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today held a joint press briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on oceans […]

Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school

2019-09-27T14:20:47+08:0026 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
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Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school

TACLOBAN CITY, 23 September 2019 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) formally turned over today a solar powered electricity generator to the Scandinavian Elementary School in Barangay San Roque, Tacloban City.

It is the pilot project of ICSC’s Brighter, Resilient […]

Southeast Asian scientists join forces for stronger regional climate resilience

2019-09-06T14:14:26+08:0004 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Bangkok, 4 September 2019 – Southeast Asian scientists yesterday called for stronger research collaboration in the region to face the growing threat of climate change. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok, they warned that higher extreme precipitation will disrupt agricultural production, which in turn may adversely affect the region’s food […]

DOF Sec. Dominguez underscores need for climate-smart insurance in vulnerable economies

2019-08-17T06:46:44+08:0016 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 16 August 2019 – “The Philippine government is keen on strengthening its policies on climate financing,” Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez stated in his remarks for today’s forum on climate-smart micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) insurance in vulnerable and emerging economies.

“The challenges posed by […]