El Niño ups chances of yellow alerts in Luzon by mid-May – ICSC

2024-04-16T16:06:23+08:0016 Apr 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, April 16, 2024 – The Luzon grid is expected to experience a tight power supply in May, particularly from May 13 to 26, potentially leading to yellow alerts as El Niño threatens the country’s power sufficiency this dry season. Manila-based think tank Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) launched the report entitled [...]

Mapping Mangroves: Utilizing UAV Technology for Local Biodiversity Conservation

2024-04-04T17:37:55+08:0004 Apr 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz DOWNLOAD FULL STORY Mangrove forests are an important ecosystem and environmental support for communities located in coastal areas. The capacity of mangroves to mitigate floods and storm surges, maintain coastlines and coastal ecosystems, as well as their high carbon sequestration capacity, make them essential in the adaptation [...]

Renewable energy crucial in humanitarian action efforts – Eastern Visayas officials

2024-03-22T17:54:48+08:0022 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, March 22, 2024 – Government officials from Eastern Visayas have underscored the critical role of renewable energy (RE) in humanitarian and disaster response and supported its institutionalization in the local development plans of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays in the region. “It has been a long dream for humanitarian action to really come [...]

Salcedo Youth Advocates for Local Climate Action

2024-03-20T16:30:42+08:0020 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 10 countries has shown that 84 [...]

ICSC: Systems change and stakeholder empowerment are needed for more sustainable public transport

2024-03-14T17:20:26+08:0014 Mar 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF QUEZON CITY, March 14, 2024 – Integrating electric vehicles, particularly electric jeepneys (e-jeepneys), in the country’s public transportation system will require systems transformation; thorough analyses of its economic and social impact; active participation and collaboration of all stakeholders, including transport workers, cooperatives, and commuters; and proper leadership and governance, according to a [...]

A Case for Mangrove Conservation and Protection in Eastern Visayas

2024-02-28T14:16:18+08:0028 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz  Download Full Story In the heart of Eastern Visayas, a world of natural wonders unfolds, from lush forests and vibrant coral reefs to hidden woodlands and thriving seagrass beds, each hosting a diverse shade of life.   Among these ecosystems, the widespread mangrove forests stand out as unsung [...]

ICSC is PH-OGP’s Environment and Climate NGO representative for 2023-2027

2024-02-21T17:24:10+08:0021 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities was elected as the Environment and Climate NGO Sector Representative of the Philippine Open Government Partnership’s (PH-OGP) Steering Committee from 2023-2027.  PH-OGP, currently chaired by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), aims to promote inclusive, transparent, and accountable governance through empowered civic spaces, enhanced public participation, and [...]

Calicoan People’s Organization at the Frontline of Local Climate Action in Eastern Samar

2024-02-28T13:58:08+08:0008 Feb 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ma. Czarinna de Cadiz  Download Full Story In the remote southern reaches of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a hidden gem awaits. Far from the bustling cityscapes and tourist hubs, the serene island of Calicoan is a place where only a few lucky travelers find themselves. But what they discover is not just [...]

Eastern Samar health hub gets solar generators [PNA]

2024-02-06T11:11:46+08:0031 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

by Roel Amazona | January 30, 2024 | Published by Philippine News Agency | READ THE STORY HERE TACLOBAN CITY – The rural health unit (RHU) of Guiuan in Eastern Samar on Tuesday received from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) two solar generators to ensure the facility's operation amid power outages. [...]

RE projects need to ease social impact [Inquirer.net]

2024-02-05T04:39:39+08:0030 Jan 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Meg. J Adonis | January 30, 2024| Published by Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA  —The Philippine renewable energy sector needs to revisit their business strategies to ensure that infrastructure development does not cause further harm to the environment and communities, allied civil society groups said in a report. The Responsible [...]

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