[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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Government should include MSMEs in its climate change agenda’

2021-12-20T10:35:51+08:0019 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | December 19, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE To help the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) confront the challenges of climate-change, the government must develop a bigger perspective of the total picture on the threats posed by unpredictable climate patterns. Renato Redentor Constantino, executive [...]