Salcedo Mayor Melchor Mergal commits to integrate renewable energy in disaster risk reduction

2021-04-21T17:57:05+08:0020 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“In a municipality that is prone to disasters, we have to keep abreast with the new technologies that are adaptable, practical and are cost effective. Indeed, energy is not included in our clusters of responses during disasters and emergencies; today’s event gave us the required knowledge how important it is for the energy cluster to [...]

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. [...]

Post-Ursula updates from Guiuan, Eastern Samar

2019-12-28T14:11:12+08:0028 Dec 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by Orland Quesada Editor's Note: Orland Quesada, a local of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender person under its RE-Charge Pilipinas program. He wrote this letter yesterday to us, his ICSC colleagues, as part of a preliminary rapid disaster needs assessment in the aftermath of Typhoon Ursula (international [...]

Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

2019-05-24T15:28:53+08:0024 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Isabella Ann Mendoza ICSC’s climate policy team, in partnership with CORDAID, has been working closely with the municipalities of Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Coron, Palawan to help develop their local plans in response to the adverse impacts of climate change. The biggest challenge faced by local government units (LGUs) [...]

Hibabro-an han kalakat (Journey of knowledge)

2019-05-29T18:20:31+08:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kenneth Lopez The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) together with the Salcedo, Eastern Samar-based women’s group KAKASA Federation organized a learning visit last April 23-24, 2019 among various women’s groups in their province. Top photo: ICSC’s Kenneth Lopez (left) and Orland Quesada (right) with Metro Ormoc Community Multi- Purpose Cooperative (OCCCI) [...]

A brighter and greener future after Yolanda

2019-06-11T15:18:33+08:0012 Sep 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

  by Lottie Salarda Originally published in Manilatimes.net The use of solar power and other renewable energy sources, like solar or wind, is not common to the people of Eastern Visayas, until typhoon Yolanda hit the region November 2013. Several international organizations donated solar lamps to families living in tent cities and shanties. The contributions [...]