Top emitters urged to provide concrete climate action despite G20 leaders reaffirming 1.5C goal [ABS-CBN News]

2022-11-21T16:49:36+08:0017 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The G20 Media Center was set abuzz as members of the information desk announced the joint communique is ready for public view. A draft communique seen by some the night before showed that G20 leaders will close their summit in Indonesia this week with a strongly worded statement against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. But climate advocates have been waiting on bated breath as there were fears major economy leaders are backtracking on their pledge to limit global warming to 1.5C.

RE share of 80% seen needed for PHL to become Paris-compliant [BusinessWorld]

2022-11-21T15:35:41+08:0016 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

THE Philippines can only comply with its Paris climate commitments with an 80% share of renewable energy (RE) in its power mix by 2030, an energy think tank said.

CVF Calls Glasgow Climate Pact ‘Broken’, Following New Assessment of NDCs

2022-11-14T08:54:53+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) today at COP27 issued a major new report which uses a traffic light approach to show that G7 and G20 major economies are stuck on ‘red’ in terms of their NDCs’ alignment with the 1.5ºC goal of the Paris Agreement.

As new UN report sounds alarm on PH climate impacts: Next president should prioritize climate emergency – ICSC

2022-03-02T17:09:32+08:0002 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 02 March 2022 – The United Nations’ latest climate science report released on Monday confirmed that climate change poses an existential threat to the long-term viability of the Philippine economy even as it has already hammered vulnerable communities. Climate change impacts are projected to worsen until world leaders ramp up emissions cuts, climate finance, and [...]

ANC | Window to prevent worst of climate change impact narrowing

2021-09-28T16:46:20+08:0012 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Reposted from the ANC 24/7 Youtube channel Dateline Philippines: While some effects of climate change are already locked in, there is still hope to prevent the worst from happening. That's according to Denise Fontanilla, associate for policy advocacy at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. She says the impact of climate change is not entirely [...]

Look north, SE Asia urged for climate goals

2021-04-08T16:58:18+08:0030 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , |

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 own responses to climate change, analysts [...]

REACTIVE: ICSC lauds Duterte’s UNGA call to address climate change as urgently as COVID-19 

2020-09-23T15:40:21+08:0023 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 23 September 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte called on world leaders in his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly to address climate change as urgently as the COVID-19 pandemic. “The same urgency needed to fight COVID-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened [...]

Strong Demand for Readiness

2019-03-08T14:52:55+08:0030 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li To assume an entire country is composed of homogeneous individuals is a common mistake. Individuals and communities face different challenges because of the complex diversity of natural and social environments they have been born into or grown up in. This much was evident when we began our journey in Coron, Palawan [...]

Speeches in APAN

2019-03-09T10:34:56+08:0029 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li The 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was held last Oct. 17-19 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila. What attracted me most about the event was not only the chance to visit the ADB, but the opportunity to participate in the flagship activity of the Asian Pacific Adaptation [...]

Vulnerable economies call for accelerated financial shift

2019-02-09T23:40:32+08:0014 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Bali, 14 Oct 2018 – Finance Ministers from the V20 Group of climate vulnerable countries today sought large-scale changes to global finance flows, saying the funding shift needs to happen sooner, covering far larger amounts that can help protect economies from the worsening impacts of climate change. Convening at the World Bank-IMF Meetings in Bali, [...]