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PH corporate directors to address climate change, sustainability in forum

Institute of Corporate Directors Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Ayala Corporation PRESS RELEASE MAKATI, 14 November 2019 – The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Ayala Corporation, is organizing a forum on tackling climate change and sustainability [...]

Maniego: Open all power supply bids

Press statement by Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr. Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Former Chairman, National Renewable Energy Board Adviser and Former Chairman, UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian’s call on the need for an open and transparent bidding in Meralco’s competitive selection [...]

Haiyan survivors lead in climate action as Trump pulls US out of Paris agreement

MANILA, 8 November 2019 – Six years after Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines, survivors of the super typhoon are standing together to survive and thrive in the face of climate change. The local governments of Coron, Palawan; the three towns of Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Guiuan, Eastern [...]

Standing together

by Glinly Alvero Editor’s Note: Glinly Alvero, a native of Abuyog, Leyte, is the Community Outreach and Technical Officer of ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas project based in Tacloban City. He is also a volunteer member of the RE-Serve Humanitarian Corps, and led ICSC’s contingent in last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid [...]

08 Nov 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

ICSC shares climate finance insights in UNFCCC-ASEAN workshop

We shared insights today in the second day of the workshop organized by the finance secretariat of the United Nations climate convention for ASEAN countries in Park Inn by Radisson in Quezon City. The event, a technical workshop on needs-based climate finance mobilization and access strategies which began yesterday, enjoyed views [...]

30 Oct 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Walk-Through exhibit calls for radical change in the fashion industry

25 October 2019 -- Time to see through the clothes you wear. This was the tongue-cheek challenge of artists and advocates who gathered October 24 at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati for The Walk-Through exhibit. The event confronts negative practices within the fashion industry and calls instead for greater transparency, sustainability, [...]

25 Oct 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A revolution for sustainable fashion

by Ira Dominique H. Guerrero 21 October 2019 - Jose Mari Chan’s return to the airwaves signals a time to storm the malls in search for the perfect gifts to your loved ones! But should buying new threads really be the default? For members of a global movement that calls [...]

21 Oct 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

ICSC supports Fashion Revolution Philippines’ The Walk-Through

Editor's note: ICSC is supporting sustainable fashion and the circular economy through Fashion Revolution Philippines and its exhibit The Walk-Through, which will be launched this October 24 at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati. ------------------------- THE WALK-THROUGH is Fashion Revolution Philippines’ first artist collaboration activation wherein global fashion industry issues are communicated [...]

15 Oct 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shifting to sustainable, secure, and equitable energy

Text by Francis Joseph Dela Cruz Photos by Homer Anthony Medici/ICSC My colleagues and I participated in the just-concluded second Renewable Energy (RE) Congress in Cebu, which was organized by the Center for Empowerment, Innovation, and Training on Renewable Energy (CentRE) in partnership with the University of San Carlos [...]

Senator Gatchalian, Rep. Garcia to promote better competition in the energy sector

CEBU CITY, September 27, 2019 – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Cebu Third District Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu pledged to push for better competition in the energy sector during the second Renewable Energy Congress held here last week. Senator Gatchalian, chair of the Senate energy committee, refiled last July [...]

UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities REACTIVE UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science QUEZON CITY, 26 September 2019 – The Climate Change Commission in partnership with Rare and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today held a joint press briefing on the [...]

Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities PRESS RELEASE Renewable energy BRIGHT Project installed in northern Tacloban school TACLOBAN CITY, 23 September 2019 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) formally turned over today a solar powered electricity generator to the Scandinavian Elementary School in Barangay San Roque, [...]

Press Release: Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

DOWNLOAD PDF Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters MSMEs account for 29% of GDP and employ 78% of workforce in vulnerable economies NEW YORK, 22 Sept 2019 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to [...]

24 Sep 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

UN climate summit reactive: Heed the call for urgent climate action

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – Reacting to the recently concluded United Nations Climate Action summit here, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said: “We applaud UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for injecting far more urgency into climate action by putting on the [...]

Vulnerable Leaders Demand Further Action following UN Climate Summit: 2020 Deadline for Survival

DOWNLOAD PDF United Nations, NEW YORK – 23 Sept 2019: Leaders of the Climate Vulnerable Forum today addressed the UN Climate Action Summit to credit progress achieved following announcements today by leaders and highlighting the urgency for more widespread action by 2020. Hilda Heine, Hon. President of the [...]

Science at the forefront of climate action

by Danica Marie Supnet; Photos: Vinai Dithajohn/ICSC This year’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week was held on the first week of September at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. This is one of the many conferences of the international climate community to [...]

Southeast Asian scientists join forces for stronger regional climate resilience

DOWNLOAD PDF Bangkok, 4 September 2019 – Southeast Asian scientists yesterday called for stronger research collaboration in the region to face the growing threat of climate change. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok, they warned that higher extreme precipitation will disrupt agricultural production, which in [...]

Linking human mobility to climate change

Text and photos by Danica Marie Supnet Last June, I was fortunate to be part of the Philippine delegation of the global programme on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) to Germany, where we joined a three-day working group discussion and an international conference. The German Development [...]

20 Aug 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In memoriam: ICSC statement on Gina Lopez’s passing

Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez passed away today, 19 August. Sec. Lopez was embraced fully by communities, environmental groups, and progressive enterprises for her courage, principled life and activism. ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino issued the following statement: ICSC had the extraordinary pleasure and privilege of working with [...]

19 Aug 2019|Categories: News|