The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is participating in the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 this 2-6 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand to further engage in climate action discussions and initiatives in the region. ICSC is organizing a September 2 side event on Southeast Asian resiliency in agriculture and biodiversity, featuring scientists from Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The organization will also be joining other events throughout the week.
Finding the Right Balance: Climate Finance Access and Accountability for Low Carbon Development (May 2019)
DATE : 16 May 2019
VENUE : Dolcelatte, Quezon Avenue
Climate action, now more than ever, is needed to ensure that developing vulnerable countries such as the Philippines are able to thrive and develop under the new climate “normal”. Climate finance plays a central role in allowing the country to dive into mitigation and adaptation measures without compromising the achievement of development goals.
DATE: 6-7 December 2016
VENUE: Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City, Philippines
2015 was a truly unprecedented year for the development paradigm as the whole world unified to adopt a new global agenda for sustainable development and a landmark agreement on climate change. The countries have set upon themselves the ambitious target of working towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and curb their emissions through committing through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), both by 2030. In 2016, governments are turning their attention toward implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and integrating these goals and commitments into national-level planning processes and policies. They need to identify the gaps and barriers that stand in the way of successfully achieving their NDCs along with opportunities.