Climate Finance

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: , , , , , , |

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 […]

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 […]

Strengthening local partnerships through the climate finance ecosystem

2019-05-17T15:25:32+08:0009 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

by Danica Marie F. Supnet and Janssen Mozar Martinez

Today is the second and last day of ICSC’s Knowledge Exchange on the People’s Survival Fund, which contained the bulk of the concept brainstorming and proposal writing. Almost all of the officials which participated in our writeshop – hailing from fourteen local government units (LGUs) from Benguet and […]

Cordillera collaborations for climate finance

2019-05-17T15:21:22+08:0008 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

by Isabella Mendoza

Naimbag nga rabii sa Benguet!

Good evening from Benguet!

Earlier today, the ICSC policy team in partnership with Benguet State University (BSU) and the Canadian Embassy launched the two-day orientation and workshop on the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) at the BSU campus in La Trinidad.

The PSF is a national fund meant to help communities adapt to […]