14 Jul 2021||

V20 Climate Vulnerable’s Finance Summit Communiqué

DOWNLOAD COMMUNIQUE DOWNLOAD V20 VISION 2025 DOWNLOAD V20 CLIMATE PROSPERITY RECOVERY AGENDA Reposted from the V20 website. 1ST CLIMATE VULNERABLE’S FINANCE SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ 8 July 2021 – Convening of the V20 Ministerial Dialogue VII We, Ministers of Finance of Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20), joined by a number of our leaders, met in a virtual format [...]

05 Jul 2021||

What does a COP26 package that keeps 1.5C alive look like?

Remarks delivered by ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino in the London Climate Action Week event organized by Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) on 2 July 2021. Speakers alongside Mr. Red Constantino include COP26 President Designate The Rt Hon. Alok Sharma MP, E3G Chief Executive Nick Mabey, and Christian Aid Chief Executive Amanda Khozi Mukwashi.

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.

08 Feb 2019||

PRIMER: The Special IPCC Report and Some Practical Implications

DOWNLOAD PDF A PRIMER The Special IPCC Report and Some Practical Implications 8 February 2019 In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on the impacts of limiting global warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This upper limit was enshrined in the 2015 Paris climate pact as advocated by [...]

30 Aug 2017|

Policy Brief: The proper approach to coal and natural gas taxation in the Philippines

by Viking Logarta, Dr. Marian Delos Angeles, and Jeffrey Koon
This policy brief was published on August 30, 2017 in support of the efforts of the Department of Finance (DOF) in reforming the tax system toward a fairer and more sustainable one, especially in regard to fossil fuels. The DOF intends to propose a coal tax to the legislature before the end of the year (Package 5).

22 Jul 2017|

Updates from the 9th and 10th PSF Board Meetings

The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board held its 9th and 10th meetings last July 5 and 20, 2017, respectively, at the Department of Finance in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Highlights of said meetings, including key interventions from the NGO representative to the PSF Board as well as annexes, are included in our updates (downloadable PDF format).