Philippine Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2024


The "Philippine Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2024" report examined power supply projections in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the second quarter of 2024 based on the power demand and supply outlook presented by the Department of Energy (DOE). It also delved into the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon to the country’s hydropower capacity.

Revisiting the Experiences of E-Jeepney Adoption in Public Transport in the Philippines


Case studies and video documentaries on the adoption of electric jeepneys in the country are launched by ICSC in March 14, 2024 in an event titled “Revisiting the Experiences of E-Jeepney Adoption in Public Transport in the Philippines: Lessons and Ways Forward,” which serves as venue for national government agencies, local governments, transport cooperatives, electric vehicle developers, and civil society to discuss and collaborate in shaping a public transport system that is more efficient, inclusive, and empowering for all stakeholders.

Navigating Post-GST1 in the Region: Opportunities for Multilateralism in the NDC-Updating Processes


After the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake (GST1) in COP28, the period leading up to the updating of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) by 2025 presents a critical opportunity for enhanced ambition and urgent climate action. This policy brief reflects on the outcomes of the GST1 in consideration of the diverse adaptation and mitigation strategies of countries in Southeast Asia. This brief offers a regional perspective in the context of the outcomes, drawing insights from the ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to COP28, the ASEAN Climate Change Report, and the policy recommendations by the Independent Global Stocktake Southeast Asia Hub submitted to the GST amongst others.

Overview of the Climate Policy Progress in Southeast Asia: Taking Stock of the Countries’ Submissions to the UNFCCC


This study takes stock of the status of the submission of national communications, particularly National Communications, Biennial Update Reports (BURs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and Long-term Strategy, from SEA countries. This study recommends further in-depth analyses to identify and bridge the global gaps in global commitments and country-level implementation.

Summary Report on the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub Launch and Kick-off Workshop


This summary report outlined the events that transpired during the official launch of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia (SEA) regional consortium on May 16-18, 2023 in Manila, Philippines. During the three-day event, non-state actor (NSA) representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, and Lao PDR gathered to discuss key activities of the Hub and develop a flexible common framework for translating the outcomes of the Global Stocktake (GST) in the context of Southeast Asia, and for informing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) updates through the GST processes.

REMARKS: Youth at the Forefront of Change, HLPF 2023


Remarks as delivered by ICSC Climate Policy Analyst Danize Marie Lukban during the side event organized by The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre For Women (ARROW) last July 18 at the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2023 held from July 10-19, 2023. The presentation, delivered virtually, focused on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

Luzon Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2023


Last year, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) released a report entitled “Luzon Power Outlook: Determining the Adequacy of Power Supply for April-June 2022”, warning of a possible shortfall in the country’s power supply in the second quarter of the year. This 2023, the Philippine grid still faces the same threat.

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