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ICSC supports Fashion Revolution Philippines’ The Walk-Through

2019-10-15T16:08:50+08:0015 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Editor’s note: ICSC is supporting sustainable fashion and the circular economy through Fashion Revolution Philippines and its exhibit The Walk-Through, which will be launched this October 24 at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati.

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THE WALK-THROUGH is Fashion Revolution Philippines’ first […]

Senator Gatchalian, Rep. Garcia to promote better competition in the energy sector

2019-09-30T19:53:17+08:0030 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CEBU CITY, September 27, 2019 – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Cebu Third District Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu pledged to push for better competition in the energy sector during the second Renewable Energy Congress held here last week.

Senator Gatchalian, chair of the Senate energy committee, refiled last July Senate Bill No. 362 or the Competitive […]

UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

2019-09-27T14:21:47+08:0026 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

QUEZON CITY, 26 September 2019 – The Climate Change Commission in partnership with Rare and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today held a joint press briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on oceans […]

Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school

2019-09-27T14:20:47+08:0026 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school

TACLOBAN CITY, 23 September 2019 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) formally turned over today a solar powered electricity generator to the Scandinavian Elementary School in Barangay San Roque, Tacloban City.

It is the pilot project of ICSC’s Brighter, Resilient […]

Press Release: Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

2019-09-25T15:55:12+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , |

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Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

MSMEs account for 29% of GDP and employ 78% of workforce in vulnerable economies

NEW YORK, 22 Sept 2019The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect […]

UN climate summit reactive: Heed the call for urgent climate action

2019-09-24T09:05:13+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – Reacting to the recently concluded United Nations Climate Action summit here, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said:

“We applaud UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for injecting far more urgency into climate action by putting on the spot countries with the means to act […]

Vulnerable Leaders Demand Further Action following UN Climate Summit: 2020 Deadline for Survival

2019-09-27T19:25:04+08:0023 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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United Nations, NEW YORK – 23 Sept 2019: Leaders of the Climate Vulnerable Forum today addressed the UN Climate Action Summit to credit progress achieved following announcements today by leaders and highlighting the urgency for more widespread action by 2020.

Hilda Heine, Hon. President of the Marshall Islands, which chairs the 48-member state* Climate […]

Southeast Asian scientists join forces for stronger regional climate resilience

2019-09-06T14:14:26+08:0004 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Bangkok, 4 September 2019 – Southeast Asian scientists yesterday called for stronger research collaboration in the region to face the growing threat of climate change. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok, they warned that higher extreme precipitation will disrupt agricultural production, which in turn may adversely affect the region’s food […]

In memoriam: ICSC statement on Gina Lopez’s passing

2019-08-19T13:40:52+08:0019 Aug 2019|

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez passed away today, 19 August. Sec. Lopez was embraced fully by communities, environmental groups, and progressive enterprises for her courage, principled life and activism. ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino issued the following statement:

ICSC had the extraordinary pleasure and privilege of working with Sec Gina Lopez however briefly. The brand of […]

DOF Sec. Dominguez underscores need for climate-smart insurance in vulnerable economies

2019-08-17T06:46:44+08:0016 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 16 August 2019 – “The Philippine government is keen on strengthening its policies on climate financing,” Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez stated in his remarks for today’s forum on climate-smart micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) insurance in vulnerable and emerging economies.

“The challenges posed by […]