Toyota, leading PH companies call gov’t to speed up energy transition

2021-07-29T19:14:10+08:0029 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ICSC supports call for immediate roll out of renewable options program Toyota Motor Philippines, the largest automotive company in the country, has called for the implementation of competition policies that will help establish a renewable energy-powered economy faster and sooner in an online press conference today. In a joint statement with AC Energy, First Gen Corporation, [...]

ICSC calls for coherence, sustainability of PH climate action

2021-07-22T18:10:15+08:0022 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NGO also lauds DOE, DoTr leadership ahead of SONA MANILA, 22 July 2021 -- As build-up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week, the Cabinet cluster on climate change today outlined the administration’s legacy on climate action, disaster risk reduction, and renewable energy. Reacting to the pre-SONA [...]

Finance ministers of world’s most climate-vulnerable economies establish insurance facility with UN Environment Programme to protect MSMEs

2021-07-21T11:46:32+08:0019 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reposted from the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative website. UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative to host V20 Sustainable Insurance Facility with initial funding from the German government 19 July 2021—As climate change worsens extreme weather events across the globe, the Vulnerable Twenty Group of Ministers of Finance (V20)—comprising 48 climate-vulnerable economies with [...]

Climate change is a human rights crisis, says UN reso

2021-07-21T10:40:16+08:0019 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Recto Mercene | July 19, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE If highly developed economies are not spared from the effects of climate change—as seen in recent floods that killed over 160 people in Europe and the wildfires in California—vulnerable countries should be even more aggressive in demanding the speedy adoption [...]

UNHRC passes HR and climate resolution

2021-07-15T14:10:53+08:0015 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ICSC lauds Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam leadership in tabling landmark reso MANILA, 15 July 2021 — A resolution on human rights and climate change was adopted yesterday by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva [1]. The resolution, initiated by the Philippines with Bangladesh and Vietnam since 2014, recognizes climate change as a human [...]

Climate change: the financial fight

2021-07-14T15:44:40+08:0009 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

BBC News' Business Daily program coverage of the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers' Climate Vulnerable's Finance Summit, featuring an interview with Speaker of the Parliament and Former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, aired last July 9, 2021. Reposted from the BBC website. Listen to the full program here.

V20 Summit: Enhancing economic growth in climate vulnerable countries

2021-07-14T14:27:13+08:0009 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Sky News' The Daily Climate Show coverage of the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers' Climate Vulnerable's Finance Summit, featuring an interview with Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Special Envoy Abul Kalam Azad, aired last July 9, 2021. Reposted from the Sky News Youtube channel. Watch the full episode here. [...]

Vulnerable economies call rich nations to avert global climate-COVID economic threat

2021-07-09T10:23:21+08:0009 Jul 2021|Tags: , , |

48 most vulnerable economies demand “2020-2024 delivery plan” for the missing $100 billion annual Paris Agreement climate assistance The V20 group launch ambitious “Climate Prosperity” Program to drive resilient, green investments Dhaka, 8 July 2021–Led by Bangladesh as chair of the V20, the world’s most climate vulnerable economies met virtually as heads of state and [...]

Averting the perennial power crisis

2021-06-30T12:41:47+08:0030 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Pete H. Maniego | June 29, 2021| Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE Recent brownouts have worsened the suffering of everyone cooped up because of the pandemic. No fans or aircon, no TV or cable, no social media to relieve the monotony. Even the country’s pandemic response is at risk, [...]

Renewables, flexible generation key to power sector modernization – experts

2021-06-08T18:01:58+08:0008 Jun 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 8 June 2021 -- Energy policy experts pointed to renewable energy — mixed with demand side management, system reliability, and flexible generation — as the best way to address the immediate and long term implications of the current power crisis, leading to more investments, jobs, energy security, and a just economic recovery amid [...]