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.

The E-Jeepney Initiative of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities


This report draws on the ten-year experience (from 2007 to 2017) of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (formerly Green Renewable Independent Power Producer, Inc. or GRIPP) in pioneering the adoption of e-jeepneys in the country, which identified intricacies and substantial unpredictability inherent in introducing innovative and inclusive urban transportation solutions.

Enabling Policy and Governance Environment for E-Vehicle Adoption and Integration in Public Transport


Drawing lessons from the experience of cooperatives and corporations currently operating electric jeepneys on city routes, this report focuses on analyzing the current enabling policy and governance environment for e-vehicle adoption and integration in public transport. It also provides policy recommendations to address current operational barriers faced by e-jeepney cooperatives/corporations, as well as ensuring e-jeepney operations are compatible with clean air and climate commitments of the country.

The Economics of E-Jeepney Transport Operations


This report looks at documenting and examining current business models and cost-benefit analyses of operating e-jeepney transport fleets by one transport joint venture and three cooperatives, including sources of financing and investment structures that are currently operating in key cities in the Philippines (General Santos City; Lapu-Lapu City; Muntinlupa City; and Las Piñas City). The study examines the economic costs and benefits and identifies operational challenges that hamper the sustainability of their fleet operations.

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.

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.

Key priorities of non-state actors (NSAs) in Southeast Asia for the Global Stocktake (GST)


Submission of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inputs to the third technical dialogue of the first Global Stocktake (GST) in response to call for inputs to the first GST on 18 January 2023.

Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance in the Philippines: Perspectives from the Sectoral Consultations


The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and the West Flanders Synergy Project convened a roundtable discussion in April 2019 to initially explore the state of play of CDRFI. The discussion focused on the viability of weather index-based insurance (WII) as a risk transfer mechanism (RTM) for the agriculture sector. It also generally outlined the key players of insurance-related RTMs, which include indemnity-based, crop revenue, and weather index-based approaches. The challenges of leveling the playing field for these products to be marketable while being acceptable and affordable to farmers were also conferred during the roundtable discussion. However, WII products are still seen as too technical and expensive and are thus unattractive to smallholder beneficiaries. 

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