Policies and Legislations
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.

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 [...]

19 Jul 2022|||

Ghana Statement at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2022

VIEW IN CVF WEBSITE GHANA STATEMENT Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2022 17 – 19 July 2022 Excellencies, esteemed guests, colleagues, It is a great pleasure to see you all in person, ready to collaborate, coordinate and make a difference for our nations and the most vulnerable. We would like to thank Germany and Egypt for hosting this crucial [...]

18 Jul 2022|||

Statement Delivered By Sara Jane Ahmed, Climate Breakthrough Awardee 2021

VIEW IN FFC WEBSITE Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2022 Session 3: Deep Dive “Adaptation & Loss and Damage” (Weltsaal) July 18, 2:30 pm Berlin time Delivered by Sara Jane Ahmed Climate Breakthrough Awardee 2021 Covid, debt, and the prevailing fuel and food crisis driven by the current war are triple hammer blows. Most vulnerable nations not only take on [...]

31 Mar 2022|||

Report on the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Priority Theme of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

DOWNLOAD PDF As part of the Philippine delegation and preparatory meetings to the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW66), ICSC participated in the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Priority Theme in the UN CSW66 held last February 9-10, 2022. Informed by the organization’s work on the ground and with [...]

09 Feb 2021||

Climate Finance Adaptation Study Report: Philippines

According to the projection of the OECD, global climate finance from public sources have already reached 66.8 billion USD. Its utilization in developing countries increased and it mobilized projects to address climate change and its impacts. It is crucial that the needs of developing countries are recognized in order to understand how climate finance can be mobilized. Continued commitment to advance climate finance is essential but recipients must be able to maximize the finance at hand and use it effectively.  However, there is a necessity to effectively track climate finance from the global perspective to the local level to ensure transparency in the project details. Improving transparency in tracking available finance also increases accountability, ensuring that climate commitments are met with the help of climate finance.