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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
by Renato Redentor Constantino | April 18, 2022 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE Is it time you join the global poetry rebellion? Most likely. It asks of you only one question, the penultimate inquiry: in the face of the climate crisis, when [...]