Policies and Legislations
06 Nov 2022|||


Delegates from 197 nations, UN and other intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and media will gather at the 2022 Conference of Parties of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP27, from November 6 to 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to undertake bold and rapid collective action to address the worsening impacts of [...]

03 Nov 2022|||

Comments and Recommendations on the Republic Act No. 9135 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA)

While ICSC concurs with the need to strengthen EPIRA to provide every Filipino with clean, affordable, secure, and reliable energy for every Filipino, we believe that amendment of the law is not warranted at this time. The perceived infirmities in the law could be better and quickly addressed by amending the IRR and circulars issued to implement the EPIRA provisions.

03 Nov 2022||

REMARKS: Seventh High Level Consultative Group (HLCG) meeting of the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP)

Remarks as delivered by ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino in the seventh High Level Consultative Group (HLCG) meeting of the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) on 14 October 2022 with the Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers and the Group of 7 (G7) advanced economies at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings in Washington, D.C.

17 Oct 2022||

V20 Ministerial Communique IX

We, Ministers and Senior Representatives of the Vulnerable Twenty Group of Ministers of Finance (V20) from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific, representing economies most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, meeting in-person, as convened in Washington, DC for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings in October 2022.

07 Oct 2022||

Synergy Pilipinas: Risk Transfer Mechanism Research & Resources

The Synergy Program “Adaptation to Climate Change through Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Agriculture, striving for Mitigation Co-Benefits” is an initiative by the Belgian Provincial Government of West Flanders, higher education institutions (HEIs) HOWEST University of Applied Sciences and VIVES University College, and various Philippine partner organizations to mainstream climate change adaptation initiatives in sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship in the provinces of Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon. The program seeks to be a model for other regions in the country.

03 Oct 2022||

ICSC 4-day Work Week Announcement

DOWNLOAD PDF The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has begun implementing a four-day work week at full pay beginning this October 2022 for all staff. The organization tested several approaches leading to flexible and reduced workweeks over the last two years. This is in keeping with ICSC’s human resources principle that, across ICSC’s teams, staff are [...]

29 Aug 2022|||

Virtual conference “Advancing pro-poor and gender-just climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) in the era of loss and damage”

What is pro-poor climate and disaster risk finance and insurance about? What is the experience with designing and applying pro-poor principles and approaches? Which perspectives do multiple actors - governments, civil society, academia, private sector - bring to the tables, locally, nationally and globally? And how can the international cooperation and support architecture advance pro-poor and just approaches to tackle the climate impacts and losses and damages that communities and countries of the Global South are facing?