Killer air

2021-12-16T12:11:06+08:0005 Dec 2021|Tags: , , , , |

December 5, 2021 | Editorial published by Philippine Daily Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE A week into the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March last year, residents of Metro Manila, the country’s economic hub, looked out of their windows and saw clear, blue skies and pronounced skylines they hadn’t seen in decades. With people locked inside [...]

Mainstreaming gender and climate strategies and the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling

2021-11-17T14:16:54+08:0017 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Danica Marie Supnet The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change continue to challenge the capacities of developing countries such as ours. The Philippines is among the most vulnerable to long-term climate risks and our healthcare system has been heavily strained by the pandemic. This shows us that “global shocks” do not wait in line. They may [...]

Clean air advocates say updates required for PHL air quality norms

2021-11-12T18:39:52+08:0012 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

November 10, 2021 | Published by BusinessWorld | READ THE STORY HERE Air quality standards are falling behind international norms, with the two-decade-old Clean Air Act not up to the task of minimizing untimely death as a result of substandard air, clean air advocates said in a report. The Centre for Research on Energy and [...]

IMF urged to create new trust to bolster work on climate resilience

2021-10-05T16:39:52+08:0004 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Andrea Shalal, editing by Aurora Ellis | October 4, 2021 | Published by Reuters | READ THE STORY HERE WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should create a new instrument that lets richer countries channel their newly created IMF reserves to help a broader set of countries tackle the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

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 [...]

Filipinos are cycling their way through the pandemic – The Washington Post

2021-04-08T17:21:52+08:0031 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Regine Cabato and Martin San Diego | March 31, 2021,  The Washington Post | Read the full story here MANILA — Before one of the longest lockdowns in the world, millions in this congested Philippine capital region suffered a hellish daily commute. Trains broke down regularly, and roads were so clogged that [...]

Local gov’ts tackle climate, COVID crises for int’l climate adaptation summit

2021-01-26T15:08:28+08:0026 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Coron, Mandaue, and Guiuan LGUs launch webinar series with Dutch Embassy, ICSC 26 JANUARY 2020, Quezon City — Local government officials shared their efforts to make their communities resilient from both climate change and COVID-19 in today’s launch of a webinar series for the online international Climate Adaptation Summit hosted this year by the Netherlands. [...]

REACTIVE: ICSC lauds Duterte’s UNGA call to address climate change as urgently as COVID-19 

2020-09-23T15:40:21+08:0023 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 23 September 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte called on world leaders in his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly to address climate change as urgently as the COVID-19 pandemic. “The same urgency needed to fight COVID-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened [...]

ICSC echoes doctors, transport advocates’ call for safe mobility for majority

2020-08-04T16:43:22+08:0004 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 August 2020 — Medical professionals led by the Philippine College of Physicians today called for safe and sufficient public transportation for health workers and frontliners, echoing recommendations by the Move As One coalition of mobility advocates and transport groups to prioritize service contracting for public utility vehicles and pop-up bicycle lanes. “We, [...]

Covid-19: Lessons for the Philippine power sector

2020-06-08T18:16:11+08:0008 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 08 June 2020 DOWNLOAD PDF By Sara Jane Ahmed, Alberto Dalusung III, Jose Logarta Jr., and Pete Maniego Jr. WHEN the novel coronavirus first appeared in China late last year, nobody expected that the new disease, officially dubbed Covid-19 by the World Health Organization in February 2020, would [...]