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05 Jun 2024||

ICSC at the Bonn Climate Change Conference – SB60

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is participating at the annual Bonn Climate Meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), from June 3 to 13, 2024 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany. The organization joins delegates from 187 Parties, 889 intergovernmental bodies and observer organizations, and 158 media outfits [...]

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03 Jun 2024||

Reflections on the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement

This commentary reflects on the first Global Stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement on climate change to offer insights for advancing climate actions and informing future GST cycles. The first GST, which concluded at COP28 in 2023, demonstrates the vital importance of a comprehensive, balanced, and inclusive approach to multilateral climate action. The GST’s call to transition away from fossil fuels is an important political achievement. Yet, the GST outcome also reveals gaps, shortcomings, and potential dangers ahead. Future climate negotiations, we argue, would benefit from a more integrated, holistic perspective, and more nuanced balancing of ambition and implementation.

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16 Apr 2024||

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.

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14 Mar 2024||

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.

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14 Mar 2024|

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.

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14 Mar 2024|

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.

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14 Mar 2024|

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.

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07 Mar 2024||

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.

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13 Feb 2024|

INSPIRE | Multi-Actor Partnership Towards Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA)

Multi-Actor Partnership Towards Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA) is a three-year project that aims to champion successful local climate action and biodiversity protection cases through multi-sectoral collaboration in Eastern Visayas, specifically in these bioregions: (1) Guiuan, Eastern Samar; (2) Salcedo, Eastern Samar; and (3) Paranas, Samar. It launched last July 28, 2023 in Tacloban City, which [...]

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