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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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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 2019The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cash, political will: Coessential tools vs catastrophic impact of climate change

2019-05-10T14:45:17+08:0009 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

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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 […]

Accessing and mobilizing climate finance

2019-03-22T17:34:14+08:0022 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

Climate change poses both risks and opportunities. Confronting the climate crisis would spur better development and economic growth.

Yet after sitting with hundreds of participants from 55 countries at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF 2019) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, it seems to me that this mode of thinking […]

Building on GCFWatch

2019-03-12T11:50:22+08:0009 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Janssen M. Martinez

Note: Janssen M. Martinez is an ICSC climate policy analyst. He participated in the February 2019 Green Climate Fund board meeting with Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, associate for climate policy.

Kairos and I attended the twenty-second board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (or B.22) last February 26-28 in Songdo, […]

Tracking climate finance in Vietnam

2019-03-09T11:42:01+08:0019 Jul 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

I recently went to Vietnam for the first time to convene a three-day skillshare on the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) with a few colleagues from ICSC.

AFAI is an international research initiative tracking how climate finance committed by donor countries and organizations has been received and utilized by recipient countries […]