ICSC at COP28: What transpired in this year’s UN climate conference?

2023-12-23T11:05:43+08:0023 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) joined this year’s United Nations Conference of Parties (COP28), held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 13.  The organization actively participated in discussions and activities on the Global Stocktake (GST), adaptation and mitigation, energy, finance, loss and damage, and innovative climate action. ICSC [...]

Barbados appointed as new presidency of Climate Vulnerable Forum

2023-12-05T20:48:43+08:0005 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

CVF move towards independence marks strong political will to advance ambitious climate action, ICSC stated DUBAI, December 5, 2023 – The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), a group of 68 member countries highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, has announced Barbados to be its next presidency starting mid-2024 at the World Climate Action Summit on Transforming [...]

ICSC: PSF selection should be transparent, fair, and equitable

2023-11-22T16:55:18+08:0022 Nov 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 22, 2023 – The Board of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), chaired by the Department of Finance (DOF), approved five climate change adaptation projects endorsed by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) last October 23, amounting to a total of PHP 540.3 million.  In the 20th meeting of the PSF Board, the Development [...]

ICSC calls for urgency, accountability in the delivery of climate finance pledges

2023-10-18T13:41:58+08:0006 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Echoing the call of the Vulnerable 20 Group (V20 Group) of Finance Ministers, Manila-based think tank Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) calls upon leaders of developed nations to fulfill their obligations to climate-vulnerable countries and deliver climate finance pledges with utmost urgency as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) undergoes its second replenishment.   

A decade after Haiyan: What’s next for ICSC in Eastern Visayas?

2023-09-07T14:00:22+08:0007 Sep 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Niña Nicole Cerilla EDITOR’S NOTE: Nini is a climate policy analyst of ICSC. Tacloban City holds a core memory for Filipinos who lived through 2013: that year, the most catastrophic typhoon in Philippine history, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), struck many communities in the Philippines, hitting first the Eastern Visayas region.  At 14 [...]

Understanding the mutual language of climate finance and advocacy

2023-07-27T15:56:16+08:0027 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danize Marie Lukban EDITOR'S NOTE: Danize is a climate policy analyst of ICSC, who was part of the delegation that participated in the 36th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF B.36) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea last July 10-13, 2023. For more information on GCF B.36, you may visit the GCFWatch website. [...]

Gov’t, academe, private sector commit to advance climate finance in PHL

2022-10-25T15:58:43+08:0025 Oct 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A broad range of stakeholders led by legislators, national agencies, and non-government groups pledged together to accelerate the roll out of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) initiatives to protect vulnerable communities from the worsening impacts of climate change.

More lending pushed for RE investments [Philstar]

2022-09-13T09:31:26+08:0012 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has called on the government and banks to provide more lending opportunities for renewable energy investments in the country. The total energy investment requirements indicated in the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) for the next 20 years are estimated at $153 billion.

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 [...]

SE Asia on the hunt for green-shift funds

2022-08-09T10:20:44+08:0029 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Southeast Asian countries are tapping the international credit markets to raise funds to help put their economies on a low-carbon path as the threat of climate change becomes more urgent in the region. Analysts say emissions reduction, and the need for financing to help achieve it, has become a pressing issue as extreme weather events such as typhoons, drought and intense heat wreak havoc on the region.

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