PH can mobilize climate finance amid COVID – experts

2021-04-06T09:52:30+08:0029 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 29 March 2021 - Access and accountability in climate finance should go hand in hand to address existing and emerging impacts brought by climate change and COVID-19, experts from the United Nations, Philippine government, civil society, and the private sector said in a recent webinar. “We have to consider this pandemic as an [...]

DOF pushes for mainstreaming sustainable finance in the Philippines

2021-02-11T10:50:52+08:0010 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

10 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City -- Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez today pushed for the mainstreaming of sustainable finance in the Philippines, involving a whole of government approach and internationally harmonized finance initiatives. “Even if we are doing so much in terms of policy to harness climate finance and to mitigate our disaster [...]

Climate finance key to economic resiliency – experts

2021-02-03T00:20:42+08:0002 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Philippines can utilize climate change and energy transition financing to ensure a thriving, resilient economy, especially with the Department of Finance at the helm, according to two climate finance experts. “Climate finance is crucial, but is limited. We need solid plans to maximize every peso that we have for climate action,” said Angelo Kairos [...]

Gov’t, finance sector unite for more accessible climate finance for LGUs

2019-11-22T08:14:00+08:0020 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

PASAY CITY, 19 November 2019 -- Representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the finance sector, civil society, and local government units discussed here today how to make climate finance more accessible in the country as part of the week-long celebration of National Climate Change Consciousness Week.“Now more than ever, we need to ensure the mobilization [...]

ICSC shares climate finance insights in UNFCCC-ASEAN workshop

2019-10-30T16:33:21+08:0030 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We shared insights today in the second day of the workshop organized by the finance secretariat of the United Nations climate convention for ASEAN countries in Park Inn by Radisson in Quezon City. The event, a technical workshop on needs-based climate finance mobilization and access strategies which began yesterday, enjoyed views shared by Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei [...]

Press Release: Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters

2019-09-25T15:55:12+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF Vulnerable countries to insure MSMEs amidst worsening climate disasters MSMEs account for 29% of GDP and employ 78% of workforce in vulnerable economies NEW YORK, 22 Sept 2019 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect micro, small and medium-sized enterprises [...]

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 convene experts, advocates, practitioners and government [...]

How to invest in ‘green’ financing?

2019-08-02T11:32:31+08:0002 Aug 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

(Published by ANC, 1 Aug 2019) Philippine companies raised around P1.5 billion from so-called "green bonds" since last year. Marlon Apanada, managing director of Allotrope Partners gives tips on how to invest in green financing.

The battle of reaching consensus and what we should be focusing on

2019-07-19T15:50:33+08:0008 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Published in GCFWatch on July 7, 2019 by Claire Miranda-Balba In view of the magnitude of climate change and the extensive work done over the years to address the crisis, it is distressing to know that these various international climate negotiations that we as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have invested our time and efforts on, [...]

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 upper hand. At [...]