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 [...]

Picking from where we left off: Community assessment and analysis on gender, health, and climate impacts

2021-08-27T15:19:14+08:0027 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Orland Quesada and Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s note: Orland Quesada is ICSC’s community outreach officer and gender focal point under the RE-Charge Pilipinas program. 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 [...]

Advancing local climate action amid COVID-19

2021-05-26T17:22:48+08:0026 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Elainne Lopez and Orland Quesada Editor’s note: Elainne Lopez is an analyst of ICSC’s Climate Governance Team and a geodetic engineer. Orland Quesada is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender focal point under the RE-Charge Pilipinas program. They were both part of the team which conducted workshops on gender, health, sexual and reproductive health [...]

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, South Korea. [...]