The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) joins the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from June 5-15, [...]
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.
The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board held its meeting to discuss various matters related to the management of the People's Survival Fund. The meeting was attended by the board members and the PSF Board Secretariat. This document is a summary of the discussions and decisions made during the meeting.
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 ConsultationsIra Guerrero2023-02-14T18:04:31+08:00
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.
Local Contexts, Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities for Coordinated Multi-stakeholder Management of Climate Change ImpactsIra Guerrero2023-02-14T17:47:49+08:00
This study was conducted by the Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as part of the global Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) project. This report compiles the experiences of stakeholders from various groups in Northern Mindanao and highlights the need to enhance organizational capacity, improve access to services, and establish partnership structures. The confluence of these, when addressed, allows for a concerted response to the landscape and consciousness of policymaking, inclusivity in substantial and relevant changes in the financial conditions of all stakeholders and partners, and a stronger and louder voice for policy influence.
Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Local Communities Through Multi-Actor Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and InsuranceIra Guerrero2023-02-14T17:44:34+08:00
This study was conducted by the Visayas State University, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as part of the global Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) project. To formally start the MAP implementation in the Philippines, ICSC, in partnership with the VSU Regional Climate Change Research and Development Center, and with the support of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, has organized a series of local inception workshops, particularly in Haiyan-affected areas.
This study was conducted by the Benguet State University, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), as part of the global Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) project. It utilized inception workshops and focus group discussions (FGDs) in the communities of Benguet and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to generate local-based information that will be used in developing pipeline climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) financing projects, particularly for climate-related disaster-prone areas; analyze the local landscape of effective means of implementation, such as finance, technology, and capacity building; and examine investment costs of priority adaptation and mitigation actions.
REMARKS: Joint Meeting of the Clean Technology Fund and Strategic Climate Fund Committees, 31 January 2023Ira Guerrero2023-02-14T15:58:02+08:00
Remarks delivered by ICSC Executive Director Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz as part of the agenda on the operational and governance review of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) during the Joint Meeting of the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) Committees at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. last 31 January 2023