Climate finance key to economic resiliency – experts

2021-02-03T00:20:42+08:0002 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Philippines can utilize climate change and energy transition financing to ensure a thriving, resilient economy, especially with the Department of Finance at the helm, according to two climate finance experts. “Climate finance is crucial, but is limited. We need solid plans to maximize every peso that we have for climate action,” said Angelo Kairos [...]

Sotto, Velasco, Legarda, Chatto join solons’ global call for climate action

2020-11-30T21:20:40+08:0025 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

25 November 2020, DHAKA — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair Edgar Chatto last night met virtually with fellow lawmakers from the 48-member-nation Climate Vulnerable Forum to call for more ambitious climate action globally. Legislators from the Philippines and [...]

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows

2020-11-20T18:01:24+08:0018 Nov 2020|Tags: , |

Reposting from Reuters:  https://www.reuters.com/article/climate-change-politics-idUSL8N2I35EI   By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three-quarters of countries have indicated they will make stronger commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of 2020, despite the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic, a new tracker showed on Tuesday. According to the tool, launched by [...]

Climate Vulnerable Countries Call on all Nations to Submit Improved NDCs by Midnight on 31 December 2020  – a Survival Deadline for the Climate

2020-10-08T11:46:21+08:0008 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

7 October 2020, DHAKA/NEW YORK: The leaders from the world’s most climate vulnerable nations called on all countries to fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and submit improved Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by midnight on 31 December 2020, a survival deadline for the climate. The NDCs are commitments of what each country is [...]

Vulnerable Leaders Call: COP25 must secure 2020 action for survival of nations

2019-12-05T22:42:21+08:0002 Dec 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Vulnerable nations call for COP25 decision to increase ambition of NDCs in 2020 Aim to mobilize $20 billion in the next two years to finance innovations for vulnerable economies Call for UN Special Rapporteur on climate change backed by new vulnerable nations’ Fund Bangladesh announced as incoming Climate Vulnerable Forum Chair for 2020 Download the press [...]

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 Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei [...]

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

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

DOWNLOAD PDF 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 2019 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of economies today rolled out its Sustainable Insurance Facility (SIF) to protect micro, small and medium-sized enterprises [...]

UN climate summit reactive: Heed the call for urgent climate action

2019-09-24T09:05:13+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – Reacting to the recently concluded United Nations Climate Action summit here, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said: “We applaud UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for injecting far more urgency into climate action by putting on the spot countries with the means to [...]

Vulnerable Leaders Demand Further Action following UN Climate Summit: 2020 Deadline for Survival

2019-09-27T19:25:04+08:0023 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF United Nations, NEW YORK – 23 Sept 2019: Leaders of the Climate Vulnerable Forum today addressed the UN Climate Action Summit to credit progress achieved following announcements today by leaders and highlighting the urgency for more widespread action by 2020. Hilda Heine, Hon. President of the Marshall Islands, which chairs the 48-member [...]