US to help Philippines develop nuclear power program; groups push renewable energy instead

2022-03-15T11:51:43+08:0014 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Angelica Yang | March 14, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding last week to work together to develop the Philippines' nuclear power program. The MOU was signed by Energy Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza and US Undersecretary of [...]

Indonesia’s retreat on coal export ban highlights battle to meet climate goals

2022-01-21T09:22:55+08:0020 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | January 20, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Indonesia's decision to lift its coal export ban, in response to lobbying by its key clients in Asia, illustrates why the region continues to struggle with its climate commitments, experts said. The Southeast Asian nation, the world's largest [...]

‘Government should include MSMEs in its climate change agenda’

2021-12-20T10:35:51+08:0019 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | December 19, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE To help the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) confront the challenges of climate-change, the government must develop a bigger perspective of the total picture on the threats posed by unpredictable climate patterns. Renato Redentor Constantino, executive [...]

‘PHL needs green, sustainable recovery’

2021-12-06T10:04:31+08:0006 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Rizal Raoul Reyes | December 5, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE Although it is a Third World country, the Philippines can still play an important role in the global effort in the fight against climate change. It can choose a different approach, which underscores its relevance to the long-suffering working [...]

Private sector urged to support local climate resilience and 1.5 degree Paris goal

2021-11-05T18:32:49+08:0005 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 05 November 2021 -- Corporate directors in the Philippines explored opportunities to accelerate climate action and resilience in coastal communities, as world leaders underscore greater climate action from the private sector in the ongoing climate talks in Glasgow. Business officials were presented with corridors where they could contribute to meeting the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution [...]

NGOs say ADB climate financing targets not ambitious enough

2021-10-19T23:15:19+08:0017 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Angelica Y. Yang | October 17, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE A network of civil society groups said the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) updated climate financing target of $100 billion is “un-ambitious,” adding that the eligibility requirements for projects to be funded are vague. The banks’ new financing target [...]

China’s pledge to stop building coal power plants abroad opens door for its renewable energy firms

2021-10-01T15:23:18+08:0030 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Xiaojun Wang | September 30, 2021 | Published by South China Morning Post | READ THE STORY HERE At the 76th UN General Assembly, President Xi Jinping announced that “China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”. While [...]

ICSC lauds stronger calls, bolder moves for climate action at UNGA 2021

2021-09-22T16:11:34+08:0022 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 22 September 2021 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Joseph Biden pledged climate and energy commitments today at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), answering calls for urgent climate action from President Rodrigo Duterte and other world leaders. Xi vowed that China will halt new coal-fired power projects abroad, following similar [...]

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, [...]

Fair Elections, Climate Are a Single Fight for Former Maldives President

2021-09-06T17:32:32+08:0003 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Eric Roston | September 3, 2021 | Published by Bloomberg Green | READ THE STORY HERE After surviving an assassination attempt in May, Mohamed Nasheed speaks out for democracy and debt restructuring. Mohamed Nasheed, speaker of the Maldives parliament and a former president of the island nation, was injured in May when a bomb [...]