Pandemic shows why Metro Manila needs more, better bike lanes

2021-09-01T18:58:35+08:0028 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Mariejo Ramos | August 28, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE With around half a million people now biking to work in Metro Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government should put up better road infrastructure that moves people and not cars, according to a group advocating environment-friendly modes [...]

In Just Four Hours, This Group Recorded 38,932 Cyclists In The Metro

2021-09-01T18:49:45+08:0027 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

August 27, 2021 | Published by firstbikeride | READ THE STORY HERE A total of 38,932 cyclists were recorded in a bike count conducted by Metro Manila Counts (MMC) Project last June 8. They tallied the bikers in four cities of the metropolis — Pasig, San Juan, Marikina and Quezon City — during the peak hours 6 [...]

NCR bike count shows mobility revolution underway

2021-08-26T17:50:06+08:0026 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Initial results show estimated number of cyclists on the road now at 500k QUEZON CITY, 26 August 2021 -- Citizen-led bike and pedestrian count project Metro Manila Counts (MMC) conservatively estimate that half a million cyclists are now on the roads of the capital. This was highlighted in this week’s episode of “Stories for a Better [...]

Philippines submits 1st greenhouse gas reduction target to UN

2021-04-16T13:22:31+08:0016 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change [...]

Finding the nexus: gender, health, and climate change

2020-12-07T10:26:37+08:0007 Dec 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 Lens” dialogue organized by the Climate [...]

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

2020-10-22T21:12:21+08:0022 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 long-term development strategies. “We must engage [...]

Gov’t, finance sector unite for more accessible climate finance for LGUs

2019-11-22T08:14:00+08:0020 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

PASAY CITY, 19 November 2019 -- Representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the finance sector, civil society, and local government units discussed here today how to make climate finance more accessible in the country as part of the week-long celebration of National Climate Change Consciousness Week.“Now more than ever, we need to ensure the mobilization [...]

Lost/Found in Translation

2019-03-12T11:45:56+08:0008 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Isabella Ann Mendoza Editor’s Note: ICSC in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission, Visayas State University’s Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, and Action for Economic Reforms, organized a forum entitled “Shifting Financial Flows to Low Carbon Development in Eastern Visayas” in Tacloban City from 7-8 March 2019. Isabella Ann Mendoza, an ICSC climate policy [...]

UN launches landmark climate science report: PHL to survive, thrive if with bold climate action – policy group

2019-03-15T14:13:26+08:0008 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 8 October 2018 — Immediate and ambitious action to limit global warming is not only crucial for the Philippines to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, it is also key to unlocking economic growth, according to the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), citing the highlights of a major UN scientific [...]

PHL, Pacific island nations meet to ramp up public health, climate action

2019-03-07T10:38:11+08:0026 Jul 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Editor's Note: Below is the press release of the Climate Change Commission on President Rodrigo Duterte's statements urging for global climate action. He and Health Secretary Francisco Duque spoke on the need for public health promotion and disaster and climate resilience in vulnerable communities across the Pacific.   DAVAO CITY, 26 July 2018 – A historic [...]