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.

G20 declaration provides momentum as COP27 nears end, but falls short in energy transition [PhilStar]

2022-11-21T16:49:43+08:0017 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaders of the Group of 20 nations renewed their commitment to keep alive the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and recognized the need to phase down the use of unabated coal, giving hope to boost the climate summit in Egypt.

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.

Filipinos most worried about climate change but… [ABS-CBN News]

2022-11-16T10:54:45+08:0013 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Filipinos are the ones most worried about climate change in an ASEAN-wide survey. But they also have the biggest proportion of respondents who mistakenly think that their country has a target for reaching net-zero emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

PH to seek ‘bolder’ climate action from developed countries at COP27 [ANC]

2022-11-10T15:06:40+08:0010 Nov 2022|Tags: , , |

We must act on climate change for our own long-term development. In an interview with ANC 24/7, ICSC deputy executive director Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz said "The Philippines is a good example of how climate policies can be set up, but the challenge comes with implementation. If we keep on putting climate change as a chapter of our development strategy, it won't make things work. We must act on climate change, not because the UN says so, not because COP27 says so, we must do it for our own long-term development strategies."

Gov’t, academe, private sector commit to advance climate finance in PHL

2022-10-25T15:58:43+08:0025 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A broad range of stakeholders led by legislators, national agencies, and non-government groups pledged together to accelerate the roll out of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) initiatives to protect vulnerable communities from the worsening impacts of climate change.

Remember the lessons from Tropical Storm Ondoy 13 years after its onslaught [The Chiefs]

2022-09-27T11:44:28+08:0027 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

After Typhoon Karding hit provinces in Luzon yesterday and in time for the 13th anniversary of Typhoon Ondoy, ICSC deputy executive director Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz joins One News' #TheChiefs to talk about climate change impacts in the Philippines, as well as current adaptation and mitigation measures in place for the country.

SE Asia on the hunt for green-shift funds

2022-08-09T10:20:44+08:0029 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Southeast Asian countries are tapping the international credit markets to raise funds to help put their economies on a low-carbon path as the threat of climate change becomes more urgent in the region. Analysts say emissions reduction, and the need for financing to help achieve it, has become a pressing issue as extreme weather events such as typhoons, drought and intense heat wreak havoc on the region.

[REACTIVE] New V20 report reveals staggering climate-induced economic losses over last 20 years

2022-06-10T14:49:36+08:0009 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Report underscored emergency need for crisis-level action via loss and damage funding for the most vulnerable economies MANILA, June 9, 2022 – A report released yesterday by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers detailed the massive economic damage wrought by climate change on the economies of the V20, representing countries considered the most [...]