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Forced outages of power plants result in tight power supply in May

The Philippine power grid continues to be under severe strain, with 21 of the 30 days of May 2024 being placed under red or yellow grid alerts.  Sustained high peak demands due to elevated heat conditions have significantly contributed to the tight power supply experienced in the past few [...]

06 Jun 2024|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Salcedo Youth Advocates for Local Climate Action

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz DOWNLOAD FULL STORY It comes as no surprise that the generation projected to confront the catastrophic effects of climate change has expressed significant concerns about its impacts on their lives and future. A key study that surveyed the youth population from [...]

Of pens and fisherfolks’ tales: Narratives of the sea as told by young writers

by Anton Onato Editor’s Note: Anton is a communications officer of ICSC. He joined the two-day writing workshop entitled “Dagat-Bohol: Life and Livelihood of Fishing Reciprocal” in Jagna, Bohol last December 28-29, 2023, with local fisherfolk and young writers of Bohol.  The final days of the year [...]

Where Are We Now?: 10 Years After Yolanda

At the time, I was at the college level; now, I witnessed the youth presenting their ideas and projects, and questions and discussions from their fellow youth. The contentment I felt was unimaginable; the knowledge of these youngsters was quite astounding, and I believe they deserve to be heard. It is natural to adapt and evolve; now, our evolution must come through the development of technology and products. Theses and school projects should not only focus on technology; we must also consider the environmental impacts of their projects.

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.

Moving On

by Renato Redentor Constantino, ICSC Executive Director DOWNLOAD PDF This announcement comes with mixed measures of relief, gratitude, and joy. After 13 years at the helm of ICSC, it is time to step down and make way for new leadership. It is with pride as well that [...]

16 Jan 2023|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |
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