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 existing inequalities […]

Together against climate change

2020-04-22T18:41:17+08:0022 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Reposted from südostasien, read original article here.

By Denise Margaret Matias & Danica Marie Supnet

Southeast Asia/Philippines: Although the region is strongly affected by the consequences of climate change, representatives from Southeast Asia are hardly present in international climate committees. Cross-sectoral cooperation from local to international level is essential to combat the causes of climate change and […]

Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

2020-02-26T23:26:37+08:0026 Feb 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
Solons, DOE support transition to renewable energy

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 26 February 2020 – Members of the House of Representatives today convened national government agencies to ensure that they are acting on climate change and fast-tracking the country’s energy transition.

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda made an impassioned call for government agencies to […]

PH corporate directors to address climate change, sustainability in forum

2019-11-18T12:07:08+08:0014 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Institute of Corporate Directors
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
Ayala Corporation

PRESS RELEASE

MAKATI, 14 November 2019 – The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Ayala Corporation, is organizing a forum on tackling climate change and sustainability in the boardroom this Tuesday, November 19, at the Makati Diamond […]

Science at the forefront of climate action

2019-09-18T00:55:25+08:0017 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet; Photos: Vinai Dithajohn/ICSC

This year’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week was held on the first week of September at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. This is one of the many conferences of the international climate community to […]

Cash, political will: Coessential tools vs catastrophic impact of climate change

2019-05-10T14:45:17+08:0009 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Reposted from BusinessMirror

By Cai Ordinario – May 9, 2019

NADI, Fiji—The greenback may lead to greening the earth, so some believe. However, for experts at a conference here last week, money is just one of the weapons in this perennial contradiction of man against nature as the latter appears to have the […]

ICSC: Climate change to worsen water security risk

2019-03-15T15:47:41+08:0013 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, Updated 14 March 2019 – As residents in areas of Metro Manila grapple with water scarcity issues for several days, a climate and energy policy group cautioned that climate change would only exacerbate existing risks and development issues.

Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Manila-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, commented:

“As a climate policy […]

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 […]

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 report […]

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 meeting between the […]