ICSC at COP28: What transpired in this year’s UN climate conference?

2023-12-23T11:05:43+08:0023 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) joined this year’s United Nations Conference of Parties (COP28), held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 13.  The organization actively participated in discussions and activities on the Global Stocktake (GST), adaptation and mitigation, energy, finance, loss and damage, and innovative climate action. ICSC [...]

V20 Ministerial Dialogue: XI Securing Shared Prosperity and Sustainable Development in a Climate Insecure World [V20]

2023-10-17T09:31:51+08:0016 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

by Nabiha Shahab & Denise Fontanilla | October 15, 2023 | Published by V20 | READ THE STORY HERE Marrakech, 15 October 2023 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers, comprising 68 countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific, today reiterated their call for urgent [...]

Harvest Moon lauded for poetry and book design in Gintong Aklat Awards 2022

2023-09-18T15:42:11+08:0018 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

PASAY CITY, September 18, 2023 – Climate anthology Harvest Moon: Poems and Stories from the Edge of the Climate Crisis has won the “Poetry in English” and “Excellence in Book Design” categories in the Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) Awards 2022.  The book, co-published by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Milflores Publishing, featured [...]

A decade after Haiyan: What’s next for ICSC in Eastern Visayas?

2023-09-07T14:00:22+08:0007 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Niña Nicole Cerilla EDITOR’S NOTE: Nini is a climate policy analyst of ICSC. Tacloban City holds a core memory for Filipinos who lived through 2013: that year, the most catastrophic typhoon in Philippine history, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), struck many communities in the Philippines, hitting first the Eastern Visayas region.  At 14 [...]

Solar Scholars: RE is crucial investment for communities

2023-07-25T21:43:30+08:0021 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This piece was written by ICSC Communications Officer Anton Onato, based on interviews conducted by ICSC Innovations Officer Glinly Alvero among participants of the Solar Scholars training in Labo, Camarines Norte on June 27-28. The event was organized by ICSC, Synergy Pilipinas, Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and the local government of Labo, Camarines Norte.

Southeast Asian civil society pushes for stronger Paris climate pledges

2023-05-18T13:41:13+08:0018 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, May 18, 2023 - Southeast Asian groups, backed by the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, called for urgent and significant delivery of Paris climate commitments to help communities, especially the most vulnerable, survive and thrive amid the climate crisis. “As a climate vulnerable region, adaptation remains our response anchor, with mitigation as a [...]

Tacloban steers local climate solutions 9 years after Haiyan

2022-11-15T11:54:33+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, 11 November 2022 – Taclobanons continue to power their communities with portable solar energy systems, strengthening their climate and disaster resilience nine years after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the city. Barangay officials and electricians, government trainers, and humanitarian workers assembled seven portable solar-powered devices or TekPaks as part of the three-day Solar Scholars [...]

Climate change survivors pay it forward in PH and Pacific

2022-03-07T18:19:55+08:0007 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Limasawa, Fiji residents receive solar charging systems TACLOBAN, 07 March 2022 – Residents of Barangay San Agustin in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte can now enjoy lighting and power after a community solar charging system was installed in their island town last week, two months after Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated the island. Residents of Suva, the [...]

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 [...]

Building back better agenda to help minimize impacts of climate change

2022-01-17T14:50:15+08:0016 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | January 16, 2022 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Being a disaster-prone country, it is said that the “Build Back Better” philosophy is needed in the Philippines for it to be able to at least minimize the impacts of severe typhoons and other natural disturbances caused by climate [...]

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