As disaster hits the Philippines again, a farmer’s sorrow reveals the stakes [Washington Post]

2022-09-27T11:08:28+08:0026 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

PALAWAN, Philippines — The skies were still clear when the farmer went to take a final look at his crops. A massive tropical cyclone was hours away from making landfall in the northern Philippines, and the province of Nueva Ecija, known as the “rice granary” of the country, was in the center of its path. Officials warned that more than a million hectares (2.47 million acres) of farmland could be flattened just before harvesting season, devastating the poor, rural communities that have increasingly shouldered the brunt of the country’s natural disasters.

Science and arts merge for climate action in Eastern Visayas

2022-08-31T12:11:57+08:0031 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LEYTE, August 31, 2022 – Students, teachers, and officials of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte, along with representatives from Eastern Visayas civil society and local governments, joined a two-day learning event held at the school last August 25-26, 2022. Their aim: build climate change resilience in the region through science and the [...]

[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 [...]

Climate change wiped out fifth of vulnerable countries’ wealth over last 2 decades- report

2022-06-10T14:46:39+08:0008 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

V20 Group of 55 economies reinforce demands for international funding for loss and damage Reposted from the V20 Group of Finance Ministers | READ THE STORY HERE BONN, Germany, 8 June 2022 – The V20 Group of Finance Ministers from climate vulnerable economies are calling for the immediate establishment of a separate and dedicated [...]

Make climate finance pro-poor, equitable, and people-centered – Asian countries

2022-06-01T15:19:58+08:0001 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BALI, INDONESIA, June 1, 2022 – Governments and civil society groups from South and Southeast Asia signed an agreement to enable inclusive, gender equitable, and human rights-based climate and disaster financing for vulnerable nations. “Worsening climate change impacts, particularly episodic extreme weather events, are threatening no less than the long-term economic viability of developing countries. Climate [...]

Climate change a major threat to global health — WHO

2022-04-12T14:28:13+08:0011 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Neena Bhandari | 11 April 2022 | Published by SciDev.net | | READ THE STORY HERE [SYDNEY] Climate change poses a serious threat to human health that calls for urgent action and global collaboration on scales seen in the COVID-19 response, says the World Health Organization (WHO). “If we don’t take action [...]

ICSC launches media fellowship honoring veteran journalist Jaime Espina

2022-03-30T13:19:21+08:0028 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Applications for energy story grants open until May 16 APPLY NOW QUEZON CITY, March 28, 2022 – A six-month media fellowship seeking to support the production of energy transition stories was launched today in honor of Jose Jaime “Nonoy” Espina, a veteran reporter, fierce press freedom campaigner, and outspoken advocate of media workers’ [...]

Understanding adaptation and risk management practices of the Ifugaos

2022-03-21T14:59:09+08:0021 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Supnet is the lead climate policy analyst of ICSC. She was in Ifugao with colleagues from the Climate Finance Team on March 2-4, 2021 to conduct focus group discussions with local stakeholders. The activity is part of the Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP) initiative, aimed at enabling more effective climate and [...]

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 [...]