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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Engagement Officer, The Climate Reality Project Philippines

The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) Philippines, hosted by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), was re-launched in 2020 with a new approach to place its roster of Climate Reality Leaders and their initiatives at the core of its action plan. It is now activating and mobilizing the [...]

ICSC lauds Metro Manila Bike Lane Network collab of DoTr, DPWH and MMDA

QUEZON CITY, 24 February 2021 — Yesterday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos convened a dialogue with representatives from the Department of Transport (DoTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the civil society network Move As One Coalition. Abalos clarified MMDA’s stance that it will not [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING: ASSOCIATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Associate for Communications. The Associate will be based at ICSC’s main office in Quezon City. Due to the pandemic, all ICSC staff work remotely, a status subject to periodic evaluation. ICSC values diversity and [...]

23 Feb 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

DOF pushes for mainstreaming sustainable finance in the Philippines

10 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City -- Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez today pushed for the mainstreaming of sustainable finance in the Philippines, involving a whole of government approach and internationally harmonized finance initiatives. “Even if we are doing so much in terms of policy to harness climate [...]

To be a true climate leader, China should commit to clean energy on the belt and road

Eye on Asia by Xiaojun Wang   | Published by South China Morning Post, 07 Feb 2021 | Read the full story here Last year, for the first time, a greater proportion of China’s overseas energy investment went into renewable energy rather than fossil fuels.Solar, wind and hydropower projects accounted for 57 per cent [...]

Dominguez calls for bolder collective action vs climate crisis

Published by Department of Finance, 03 February 2021 Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called for “bolder collective action” in realizing the Philippines’ global commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, starting with the ambitious goal of banning single-use plastics, as it is among the countries most vulnerable to the adverse [...]

05 Feb 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

ICSC lauds higher ambition in draft climate plan (Current draft proposes 75% reduction in emission)

3 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City – The Department of Finance (DOF) and Climate Change Commission (CCC) today organized a public consultation on the Philippines’ climate action plan, or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. The latest draft NDC would see the country committing to reduce emissions by [...]

03 Feb 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Climate finance key to economic resiliency – experts

The Philippines can utilize climate change and energy transition financing to ensure a thriving, resilient economy, especially with the Department of Finance at the helm, according to two climate finance experts. “Climate finance is crucial, but is limited. We need solid plans to maximize every peso that we have [...]

Solar TekPaks and NIWA solar power systems as community charging stations in Dumagat-Remontado communities in Tanay, Rizal

In partnership with the local government of Tanay, Rizal and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilya Team, ICSC and 350 Pilipinas turned over 3 solar TekPaks and 3 NIWA solar power systems to the Magata Dumagat Association, the Manggahan Association, and the Magata-Manggahan Tribal Association [...]

Local gov’ts tackle climate, COVID crises for int’l climate adaptation summit

Coron, Mandaue, and Guiuan LGUs launch webinar series with Dutch Embassy, ICSC 26 JANUARY 2020, Quezon City — Local government officials shared their efforts to make their communities resilient from both climate change and COVID-19 in today’s launch of a webinar series for the online international Climate Adaptation Summit [...]

ICSC hails Legarda resolution for ambitious PH climate target

25 JANUARY 2021, Quezon City — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) applauded House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda’s filing of House Resolution No. 1494, which calls on the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to deliver the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), or climate pledge, to the Paris Agreement. [...]

25 Jan 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Midnight. Climate. Survival.

Posted on the Agam Agenda Youtube channel. Seven poets join the call for #MidnightClimateSurvival, urging countries to take stronger climate action now. In response to lines from the poem “Midnight”, by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Ambassador for Culture for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the poets speak of the pain of [...]

Finding the nexus: gender, health, and climate change

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Supnet is the senior analyst of ICSC’s Climate Governance Team and a fellow of the Women and Earth Initiative (WORTH) of the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). Danica delivered this presentation during the “Climate Change and Health: A Gender [...]

Climate emergency declaration empty without solid Paris pledge

MANILA, 4 DECEMBER 2020 — The House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change convened an online hearing today with the Cabinet cluster on climate change to confirm the country’s submission of an enhanced national climate action target (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) by the end of the year.Committee chair Rep. [...]

Sotto, Velasco, Legarda, Chatto join solons’ global call for climate action

25 November 2020, DHAKA — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair Edgar Chatto last night met virtually with fellow lawmakers from the 48-member-nation Climate Vulnerable Forum to call for more ambitious climate action [...]

25 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

#CCCWeek2020: Adapting For A Sustainable Future

Join our pool of experts from the Climate Change Commission PH National Panel of Technical Experts, ICSC, Philippine Commission on Women, DILG Philippines, Commission on Population and Development, and The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) as they discuss the nexus of climate change, health, and gender [...]

20 Nov 2020|Categories: News|

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows

Reposting from Reuters:  https://www.reuters.com/article/climate-change-politics-idUSL8N2I35EI   By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three-quarters of countries have indicated they will make stronger commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of 2020, despite the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic, a new tracker showed on Tuesday. [...]

18 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

CALL FOR DONATIONS for the typhoon victims

Our heartfelt appreciation once again for your donations. We have updated our donation drive information to include the affected communities by Typhoon Ulysses. You may continue to send or drop off your in-kind donations to The Climate Reality Project Philippines office at Unit706, FSS Building II, Scout Tuazon St., Quezon [...]

ANC: Typhoons are normal, but climate change supercharging

"Blaming typhoon[s completely] on climate change is not only unscientific, but it also dilutes critical accountability issues among government agencies and other key players." In the face of massive destruction from back-to-back powerful storms, Kairos Dela Cruz, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, [...]

14 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In policy tweak, ADB says to help DMCs cut coal use

Reposting from BusinessMirror By Cai Ordinario November 13, 2020 THE Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will be revising its energy policy to help its developing member countries (DMCs) reduce their dependence on coal. ADB’s Energy Sector Group Chief Yongping Zhai said part of the reason for [...]

13 Nov 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |