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Sandra Smithey, in memoriam

Sandra Smithey passed away last week. From the US to Brazil, from Tanzania to China, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Kyrgyzstan, and more—Sandra was embraced by so many around the world. She was considered a mentor and source of inspiration by countless advocates and activists. She was a comrade, colleague, adviser, friend, and sister. I loved her deeply and find it difficult to imagine a world without her.

09 Aug 2022|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Empower the children and youth to act on climate change

by Ira Dominique Guerrero | July 13, 2022 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE ABRIDGED VERSION HERE “When I came to think of my life in those days, considering my youth then, I am surprised how I stood it all,” Gregoria (“Oriang”) de Jesus, the nation’s ultimate Lakambini and [...]

13 Jul 2022|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nonoy Espina’s torch shines bright

by Renato Redentor Constantino | July 8, 2022 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE It’s been a year since the veteran journalist Jaime “Nonoy” Espina passed away. Nonoy was a former chair of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, a fierce press freedom [...]

Remembering Nonoy

by Inday Espina-Varona The Jaime Espina Klima Correspondents Fellowship is the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities’ tribute to our dear friend, veteran journalist and committed activist Nonoy Espina,  who dedicated many years developing the skills and capacity of fellow journalists, especially in regions outside of Metro Manila. In and [...]

We are Here for Queers

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities stands firmly with the LGBTQIA community. Solving the climate crisis means standing in solidarity with the most vulnerable and marginalized. Gender and climate lenses can and must be better utilized–together–in government planning to ensure that development outcomes are truly inclusive and [...]

29 Jun 2022|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

ELEVENTH HOUR: Building bikeable and walkable communities

by Celine Tabinga (through The Climate Reality Project Philippines' Eleventh Hour column) | June 10, 2022 | Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE About the author Celine Tabinga is a Climate Reality Leader and an urban transition analyst at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. [...]

Storytelling and climate science

by Carissa Pobre, Padmapani L. Perez | May 22, 2022 | Published by PhilSTAR | READ THE STORY HERE Science and policy dominate the arenas of decision-making on climate change. From multilateral negotiations to pivotal assessment reports and international conferences, science and policy are essential to understanding the scale [...]

23 May 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Powering Limasawa after Super Typhoon Odette

Rebuilding communities with renewable energy by Kathleen Lei Limayo  |  April 11, 2022  |  Published by 350.org | READ THE STORY HERE In San Agustin, one of the six barangays in Limasawa, a small island in the Philippines, renewable energy is helping rebuild the community [...]

Understanding adaptation and risk management practices of the Ifugaos

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Supnet is the lead climate policy analyst of ICSC. She was in Ifugao with colleagues from the Climate Finance Team on March 2-4, 2021 to conduct focus group discussions with local stakeholders. The activity is part of the Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) initiative, aimed [...]