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V20 Ministerial Dialogue: XI Securing Shared Prosperity and Sustainable Development in a Climate Insecure World [V20]

by Nabiha Shahab & Denise Fontanilla | October 15, 2023 | Published by V20 | READ THE STORY HERE Marrakech, 15 October 2023 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers, comprising 68 countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific, today reiterated their call for urgent reforms in the international financial system. Member ministers also called for recognition of the V20 Finance Ministers as an official group in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The V20 countries’ comparatively small IMF quotas have resulted in inadequate allocations of SDRs, necessitating a reliance [...]

Advancing Climate Prosperity: Building a Resilient Global Financial Architecture for the Climate Vulnerable [V20]

Advancing Climate Prosperity: Building a Resilient Global Financial Architecture for the Climate Vulnerable DATE : 12 Sept 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am ET VENUE : Venue: Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York & Virtual Platform Background The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the V20 Finance Ministers are convening a high-level leaders’ meeting during the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event will galvanise momentum behind the Accra-Marrakech Agenda (A2M) and the Bridgetown Initiative 2.0 with climate vulnerable countries committing to increased inter-government collaboration to drive and [...]

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ICSC dives deeper into SONA 2023: PHL energy, dev’t plans require transparency and concrete data

QUEZON CITY, July 28, 2023 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) called for clarity and urgency in implementing the government’s development plans in its response to the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) made by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Monday, July 24. Given that the President highlighted developments in the country’s energy sector, Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., Senior Policy Advisor of ICSC dives deeper into this year’s SONA.

Congress adopts resolution on climate and disaster risk financing

The Standing Committee on Climate Change of the House of Representatives adopted today House Resolution No. 213, which supports the establishment of a Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) on the enhancement of climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) in the Philippines. The resolution was sponsored by Climate Change Committee chair and Bohol First District Representative Edgar M. Chatto.

HIPPE Solar Scholars Training: Enabling communities to use RE in disaster risk reduction

With just three days before Filipinos choose the country’s next leaders, Solar Scholars continue to embody the true meaning of community cooperation and leadership through #RenewableEnergy. ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team, in cooperation with the Hinatuan Partnership for Peoples Empowerment (HIPPE), trained 18 new #SolarScholars less than two weeks before #TyphoonOdette ravaged the Caraga Region and another 29 Solar Scholars in key municipalities and cities in Surigao del Norte more than three months after the Super Typhoon hit. Participants were taught how to assemble, use, and maintain #TekPaks, a solar-powered portable device that can be used [...]

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Neglect of air quality costs PHL $87 billion annually, more Covid deaths and illnesses

Quezon City, 10 November 2021 — Twenty years after the passage of the Philippine Clean Air Act, a new report by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) entitled “Aiming Higher: Benchmarking the Philippine Clean Air Act” pegged the yearly bill for neglecting air quality at $87.6 billion. Globally, experts found that polluted air has contributed to 15% more COVID-19 deaths and illnesses on top of other medical impacts, highlighting the growing health and economic impact of air pollution and the risk of non-implementation of the [...]

Energy experts, DOE to discuss future-proofing the Philippine energy market in Aug. 24 press briefing

CONTACT: AC Dimatatac, ICSC Media Coordinator: +63 998 5469788, WHAT: Online press briefing on the current status of the Philippine energy transition and future-proofing the energy market amid the COVID-19 crisis, in line with the opinion piece published in BusinessMirror last August 15, authored by Sara Jane Ahmed and Alberto Dalusung III WHEN AND WHERE: Monday, 24 August, 10AM via Facebook Live WHO: Energy experts, composed specifically of the op-ed authors and the Department of Energy Sara Jane Ahmed, Energy Finance Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) Alberto Dalusung III, [...]

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ICSC Operations Guidelines in the Time of COVID-19

PDF: ICSC Operations Guidelines as of 13 March 2020 As of 13 March 2020 This Guidance is to cover office operational preparations in relation to the current COVID-19 emergency period. The guidelines will be reviewed and may be amended on a day-to-day basis until the situation stabilizes and the unit heads (UH) decide to lift the emergency mode. Consideration for any changes in the guide are the following: Number of cases related to COVID-19 Geographical spread of the health event Advisory and pronouncement by authorized agencies, namely: the Department of Health (DOH), city and other local government [...]

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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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