Make climate finance pro-poor, equitable, and people-centered – Asian countries

2022-06-01T15:19:58+08:0001 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BALI, INDONESIA, June 1, 2022 – Governments and civil society groups from South and Southeast Asia signed an agreement to enable inclusive, gender equitable, and human rights-based climate and disaster financing for vulnerable nations. “Worsening climate change impacts, particularly episodic extreme weather events, are threatening no less than the long-term economic viability of developing countries. Climate [...]

Climate change survivors pay it forward in PH and Pacific

2022-03-07T18:19:55+08:0007 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Limasawa, Fiji residents receive solar charging systems TACLOBAN, 07 March 2022 – Residents of Barangay San Agustin in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte can now enjoy lighting and power after a community solar charging system was installed in their island town last week, two months after Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated the island. Residents of Suva, the [...]

As new UN report sounds alarm on PH climate impacts: Next president should prioritize climate emergency – ICSC

2022-03-02T17:09:32+08:0002 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 02 March 2022 – The United Nations’ latest climate science report released on Monday confirmed that climate change poses an existential threat to the long-term viability of the Philippine economy even as it has already hammered vulnerable communities. Climate change impacts are projected to worsen until world leaders ramp up emissions cuts, climate finance, and [...]

Rapid PHL energy transition best for faster economic recovery – private sector

2021-10-29T22:50:17+08:0029 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 29 October 2021 -- Corporate directors stress the urgency to fast track the energy transition in the country, heeding the Code Red warning issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this year. “Evidence clearly shows even before the pandemic that coal has been intermittent and unreliable. As households and the private sector [...]

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 [...]

Commentary: Will local actions matter in the global effort on climate change?

2021-08-25T11:00:09+08:0020 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Alberto Dalusung III | August 20, 2021 | Published by Philstar.com | READ THE STORY HERE In the eighties, my usual conversation starter with foreigners was “How is the weather?” As a Filipino, I would normally have the advantage of “all-year sunshine” as my counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere struggle with their four seasons. Today, [...]

ANC | Window to prevent worst of climate change impact narrowing

2021-09-28T16:46:20+08:0012 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Reposted from the ANC 24/7 Youtube channel Dateline Philippines: While some effects of climate change are already locked in, there is still hope to prevent the worst from happening. That's according to Denise Fontanilla, associate for policy advocacy at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. She says the impact of climate change is not entirely [...]

PH sea level rise may be faster than global average: climatologist

2021-08-11T12:41:22+08:0011 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

August 11, 2021 | Published by ABS-CBN News | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA – Sea levels in the Philippines may be rising faster than the global average, a climatologist said. Meteorologist and climatologist Lourdes Tibig said a coastal island in Visayas may be experiencing a sea level rise faster than that of the global average. [...]

UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science

2019-09-27T14:21:47+08:0026 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities REACTIVE UN oceans report a clarion call to unite behind the science QUEZON CITY, 26 September 2019 – The Climate Change Commission in partnership with Rare and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today held a joint press briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [...]

Vulnerable economies call for accelerated financial shift

2019-02-09T23:40:32+08:0014 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Bali, 14 Oct 2018 – Finance Ministers from the V20 Group of climate vulnerable countries today sought large-scale changes to global finance flows, saying the funding shift needs to happen sooner, covering far larger amounts that can help protect economies from the worsening impacts of climate change. Convening at the World Bank-IMF Meetings in Bali, [...]