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ICSC Operations Guidelines in the Time of COVID-19

PDF: ICSC Operations Guidelines as of 13 March 2020 As of 13 March 2020 This Guidance is to cover office operational preparations in relation to the current COVID-19 emergency period. The guidelines will be reviewed and may be amended on a day-to-day basis until the situation stabilizes and the [...]

13 Mar 2020|Categories: Blog, Resources|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Is the Philippine national grid vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

by Jessa Ibañez and Kenneth Daniel Quesada, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Pusblished in ABS-CBN News, Feb 11, 2020 Grid security was identified as an urgent national concern in last week’s Senate energy hearing, given not only that the State Grid Corporation of China's 40 percent ownership of [...]

11 Feb 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Post-Ursula updates from Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Text and photos by Orland Quesada Editor's Note: Orland Quesada, a local of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender person under its RE-Charge Pilipinas program. He wrote this letter yesterday to us, his ICSC colleagues, as part of a preliminary rapid disaster needs assessment in [...]

Reality or Utopia: Active Mobility in Metro Manila

By Rosan Verbraak and Kevin Heerema Editor’s Note: Kevin and Rosan are college students taking up Public Administration at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. As ICSC interns, they are working on a research on non-motorized transport in Metro Manila. Our three-week survey on active mobility in Metro Manila [...]

Changemakers

ChangemakersBy Isabella MendozaWhile 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 Dec 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Cycling: a way of living in Metro Manila?

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 [...]

22 Nov 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Standing together

by Glinly Alvero Editor’s Note: Glinly Alvero, a native of Abuyog, Leyte, is the Community Outreach and Technical Officer of ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas project based in Tacloban City. He is also a volunteer member of the RE-Serve Humanitarian Corps, and led ICSC’s contingent in last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid [...]

08 Nov 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

ICSC shares climate finance insights in UNFCCC-ASEAN workshop

We shared insights today in the second day of the workshop organized by the finance secretariat of the United Nations climate convention for ASEAN countries in Park Inn by Radisson in Quezon City. The event, a technical workshop on needs-based climate finance mobilization and access strategies which began yesterday, enjoyed views [...]

30 Oct 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A revolution for sustainable fashion

by Ira Dominique H. Guerrero 21 October 2019 - Jose Mari Chan’s return to the airwaves signals a time to storm the malls in search for the perfect gifts to your loved ones! But should buying new threads really be the default? For members of a global movement that calls [...]

21 Oct 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Shifting to sustainable, secure, and equitable energy

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 [...]