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Asian Development Bank to end coal, oil and gas financing

Published by Nikkei Asia | May 8, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental groups welcome move, but criticize it as a decade overdue SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- The Asian Development Bank will no longer finance coal mining or oil and natural gas production and exploration, it announced in a [...]

ICSC welcomes ADB push to end coal financing, but wary on gas stand

MANILA, 7 May 2021 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released today their draft energy policy, which aims to stop the bank’s financing of new coal power plants and support a rapid phaseout of coal among its developing member countries in the Asia Pacific region. The draft policy also [...]

07 May 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Projected global temperature falls to 2.4 degrees by 2100

QUEZON CITY, May 6, 2021 -- Projected global mean temperature decreases to 2.4 degrees by 2100 given new climate targets set in Paris Agreement commitments, according to a new analysis released by independent scientific analysis Climate Action Tracker (CAT). Improving by 0.2 degrees from the initial estimate, major contributions [...]

Salcedo Mayor Melchor Mergal commits to integrate renewable energy in disaster risk reduction

“In a municipality that is prone to disasters, we have to keep abreast with the new technologies that are adaptable, practical and are cost effective. Indeed, energy is not included in our clusters of responses during disasters and emergencies; today’s event gave us the required knowledge how important it [...]

20 Apr 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Philippines submits 1st greenhouse gas reduction target to UN

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - April 16, 2021 | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines finally submitted to the United Nations its commitment to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 75% between 2020 and 2030. The government submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution to the [...]

Achievable? PH finally submits Paris Agreement pledge

by Ellson Quismorio | April 15, 2021| Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE The Philippine government has committed to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 75 percent between 2020 and 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the [...]

15 Apr 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(UPDATED) PH submits 1st Paris climate plan to UN

QUEZON CITY, 20 April 2021 — The Philippine government has committed last April 15 to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2020 to 2030 in its Paris Agreement commitment or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations. Of the 75 percent target, which [...]

15 Apr 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Filipinos are cycling their way through the pandemic – The Washington Post

by Regine Cabato and Martin San Diego | March 31, 2021,  The Washington Post | Read the full story here MANILA — Before one of the longest lockdowns in the world, millions in this congested Philippine capital region suffered a hellish daily commute. Trains broke down regularly, [...]

Look north, SE Asia urged for climate goals

By PRIME SARMIENTO in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2021-03-30 09:45 | Read the story here China's green shift can serve as carbon model for nations in region, experts say China's commitment to reduce emissions could encourage countries in Southeast Asia to become more ambitious in their [...]

30 Mar 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

PH can mobilize climate finance amid COVID – experts

QUEZON CITY, 29 March 2021 - Access and accountability in climate finance should go hand in hand to address existing and emerging impacts brought by climate change and COVID-19, experts from the United Nations, Philippine government, civil society, and the private sector said in a recent webinar. “We have [...]

29 Mar 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Count cyclists, pedestrians for a moveable Metro Manila

by Arielle Celine Tabinga Reposted from the Mobility Awards. Note: Celine Tabinga is the Mobility Awards coordinator and ICSC's urban transition analyst currently helping develop and support ICSC’s gender work and low-carbon resilience agenda. Philippine cities can be bikeable - this has been proven by the cities of Pasig, [...]

An e-waste ‘garbage trap’

By JONATHAN L. MAYUGA   MARCH 20, 2021   |  Published by Business Mirror Experts weigh in on emerging PHL’s shift from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles MANG Rudy was busy one early morning this week fixing a busted taillight of his three-wheeled electric-powered tricycle (e-trike). Maintaining his e-trike [...]

Sec. Cusi bats for GEOP to push PH clean energy scenario

Press release and photos reposted from the Department of Energy Philippines website. TAGUIG CITY – Energy Chief Alfonso G. Cusi on Monday (8 March), invited the participants in the Conference of Parties (COP) 26 Energy Transition Council (ETC) National Dialogue to avail the government’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), as [...]

Commuters, pedestrians, and cyclists; Leading the way to a better normal

By Celine Tabinga Reposted from 350 Pilipinas. I started cycling in August of last year. I remember finally getting my mother’s bike out for a fix. It has been collecting dust in the garage for almost three years. I’ve meant to have it repaired for as long as I [...]

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 [...]

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