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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 [...]

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#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: , , , |

Biden victory a good jump off point for int’l climate policy: ICSC

09 November 2020 -- The victory of United States President-Elect Joseph Biden can give the world a fighting chance to survive and thrive both the COVID and climate crises, but only if grassroots groups and world leaders hold his administration to its promises, according to the Manila-based NGO Institute [...]

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

Diokno, Legarda tell executives to factor in climate risk in corporate strategy

MAKATI CITY, 30 October 2020 -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Benjamin Diokno and House deputy speaker Loren Legarda challenged executives to integrate the physical and transition risks brought about by climate change in their planning and decision-making. “The financial sector holds a unique position in advancing the [...]

First Mobility Awards hails Pasig, San Juan, Marikina as most bike-friendly cities in NCR

Groups also honor bike riders and bike-friendly malls, offices METRO MANILA, 29 October 2020 – Pasig, San Juan, and Marikina are the most bicycle-friendly cities in Metro Manila, according to organizers of the first ever Mobility Awards, while the SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, and Bonifacio High Street [...]

29 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

ICSC lauds DOE moratorium on new coal plants

28 October 2020 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities applauds and fully supports Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi’s announcement yesterday of a moratorium on new coal plants. Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., senior policy advisor of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, chairman of the [...]

28 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Delivery companies honor cyclist riders through Mobility Awards

QUEZON CITY, 27 October 2020 - Delivery companies honor their outstanding cyclist riders, naming them as nominees for the Padyak! Power to the People special awards of the Mobility Awards during the second installment of the Moving Towards Mobility webinar series. Representatives from Grab Philippines, Foodpanda Philippines, Gofer, and Padyak [...]

Group lauds efforts of LGUs and private sector towards sustainable urban mobility

Posted on the Mobility Awards. REACTIVE QUEZON CITY, October 22, 2020 – To mark World Cities Day this coming October 31, local government chief executives in Metro Manila and a major private entity in the Philippines called for collaborative action in order to establish active mobility in the country’s [...]

Private sector pushes for sustainability: ICD to hold webinars with ICSC, Climate Reality PH

PRESS RELEASE Private sector pushes for sustainability: ICD to hold webinars with ICSC, Climate Reality PH   MAKATI, 12 October 2020 -- The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and The Climate Reality Project (CRP) Philippines, is having a three-part [...]

12 Oct 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Mobility Awards bares list of first 50 LGUs, workplaces, establishments voted as most bike-friendly in Metro Manila

Posted on the Mobility Awards. QUEZON CITY, 09 October 2020 -- Ten cities, 10 workplaces, and 30 commercial establishments (including 19 malls)  have been nominated as the most bike-friendly in Metro Manila for the Mobility Awards, according to organizers. The Mobility Awards aims to help prioritize the needs of [...]

Climate Vulnerable Countries Call on all Nations to Submit Improved NDCs by Midnight on 31 December 2020  – a Survival Deadline for the Climate

7 October 2020, DHAKA/NEW YORK: The leaders from the world’s most climate vulnerable nations called on all countries to fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and submit improved Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by midnight on 31 December 2020, a survival deadline for the climate. The NDCs are [...]

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