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A decade after Haiyan: What’s next for ICSC in Eastern Visayas?

by Niña Nicole Cerilla EDITOR’S NOTE: Nini is a climate policy analyst of ICSC. Tacloban City holds a core memory for Filipinos who lived through 2013: that year, the most catastrophic typhoon in Philippine history, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), struck many communities in the Philippines, hitting first [...]

In Philippines, climate change tests Indigenous farming like never before [Mongabay]

On #NationalHeroesDay2023, ICSC celebrates the local climate heroes like the Suludnon, who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and working to secure a liveable, sustainable future for generations to come. We continue to urge the country’s leaders to commit to and invest in ambitious climate action that supports and protects our most vulnerable, and helps provide a brighter future for every Filipino. Written by 2022 Klima Fellow Keith Anthony Fabro.

ICSC dives deeper into SONA 2023: PHL energy, dev’t plans require transparency and concrete data

QUEZON CITY, July 28, 2023 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) called for clarity and urgency in implementing the government’s development plans in its response to the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) made by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Monday, July 24. Given that the President highlighted developments in the country’s energy sector, Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., Senior Policy Advisor of ICSC dives deeper into this year’s SONA.

Understanding the mutual language of climate finance and advocacy

by Danize Marie Lukban EDITOR'S NOTE: Danize is a climate policy analyst of ICSC, who was part of the delegation that participated in the 36th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF B.36) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea last July 10-13, 2023. For more information on GCF B.36, [...]

Solar Scholars: RE is crucial investment for communities

This piece was written by ICSC Communications Officer Anton Onato, based on interviews conducted by ICSC Innovations Officer Glinly Alvero among participants of the Solar Scholars training in Labo, Camarines Norte on June 27-28. The event was organized by ICSC, Synergy Pilipinas, Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the local government of Labo, Camarines Norte.

Transforming climate science into actions of hope

Baybay City gives you a glimpse of the wonders of nature of the Visayan region, and more so of the Philippines. It is heartbreaking to imagine that these same wonders are threatened by climate change. This reality makes VSU a fitting place to showcase climate awareness to the youth and vulnerable communities through Klima Eskwela: Climate Science, Adaptation, and the Arts.

06 Sep 2022|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , |

[Agam Agenda] Hearing the voices of small island states

by Agam Agenda | August 08, 2022 | READ THE STORY HERE Small island states are some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Rising seas levels and increases in natural disasters threaten the ecosystems, livelihoods, and homes of millions of islanders across the globe.The Marshall Islands are [...]

08 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: , , , , , , |