Long-term plans needed to protect Metro Manila’s most vulnerable from rising seas

2021-09-28T16:22:05+08:0027 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 27, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE (Last of two parts) Ariel Cortes has lived most of his life surrounded by water. As a young boy in the 1970s, he worked as a fishpond caretaker until he was old enough to [...]

Urban poor struggle to adapt as rising seas threaten to remap Metro Manila

2021-09-28T15:58:43+08:0026 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 26, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ STORY HERE (First of two parts) Odd-sized wooden stilts strain to keep Jocel Madrano’s house just over a meter above the gray polluted waters of Manila Bay. The shack, a patchwork of dilapidated plywood and partly anchored [...]

A preview of the WORTH Initiative Project in Guiuan, Eastern Samar

2021-09-22T13:53:41+08:0022 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Marie Supnet is ICSC’s lead analyst for climate governance and a fellow of the Asian consortium Women and Earth Initiative (WORTH) of the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). This is the last blog out of three which culminates the WORTH Initiative project in Guiuan Eastern, [...]

ANC | Window to prevent worst of climate change impact narrowing

2021-09-28T16:46:20+08:0012 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Reposted from the ANC 24/7 Youtube channel Dateline Philippines: While some effects of climate change are already locked in, there is still hope to prevent the worst from happening. That's according to Denise Fontanilla, associate for policy advocacy at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. She says the impact of climate change is not entirely [...]

PH sea level rise may be faster than global average: climatologist

2021-08-11T12:41:22+08:0011 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

August 11, 2021 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA – Sea levels in the Philippines may be rising faster than the global average, a climatologist said. Meteorologist and climatologist Lourdes Tibig said a coastal island in Visayas may be experiencing a sea level rise faster than that of the global average. [...]

REACTIVE: New UN climate report shows 1.5°C target still within reach given urgent action

2021-08-09T20:38:05+08:0009 Aug 2021|Tags: , , |

ICSC calls for increased global, PH action vs. climate crisis MANILA, 9 August 2021 – A United Nations climate science report released today shows the urgent need to act on climate change to avoid the worst of climate impacts as record-breaking storms, floods, fires, and heatwaves across the world continue to sound the alarm of [...]

ICSC calls for coherence, sustainability of PH climate action

2021-07-22T18:10:15+08:0022 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NGO also lauds DOE, DoTr leadership ahead of SONA MANILA, 22 July 2021 -- As build-up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week, the Cabinet cluster on climate change today outlined the administration’s legacy on climate action, disaster risk reduction, and renewable energy. Reacting to the pre-SONA [...]

Climate change is a human rights crisis, says UN reso

2021-07-21T10:40:16+08:0019 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Recto Mercene | July 19, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE If highly developed economies are not spared from the effects of climate change—as seen in recent floods that killed over 160 people in Europe and the wildfires in California—vulnerable countries should be even more aggressive in demanding the speedy adoption [...]

UNHRC passes HR and climate resolution

2021-07-15T14:10:53+08:0015 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ICSC lauds Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam leadership in tabling landmark reso MANILA, 15 July 2021 — A resolution on human rights and climate change was adopted yesterday by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva [1]. The resolution, initiated by the Philippines with Bangladesh and Vietnam since 2014, recognizes climate change as a human [...]

Local gov’ts tackle climate, COVID crises for int’l climate adaptation summit

2021-01-26T15:08:28+08:0026 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Coron, Mandaue, and Guiuan LGUs launch webinar series with Dutch Embassy, ICSC 26 JANUARY 2020, Quezon City — Local government officials shared their efforts to make their communities resilient from both climate change and COVID-19 in today’s launch of a webinar series for the online international Climate Adaptation Summit hosted this year by the Netherlands. [...]