Constantino steps down; Dela Cruz to be ICSC executive director

2023-01-23T14:40:29+08:0023 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, January 23, 2023 – The board of trustees of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based climate and energy think tank, announced the appointment of Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz as the new ICSC executive director effective January 16, with a one-month transition as the current head, Renato Redentor Constantino, turns over [...]

[Response] UAE national oil company head to lead COP28 climate talks

2023-01-23T16:58:53+08:0023 Jan 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

DOWNLOAD PDF by Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, ICSC Deputy Executive Director Full response of ICSC deputy executive director Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz for the BusinessMirror story entitled “Groups flag appointment of Abu Dhabi oil boss Al Jaber to lead climate talks” by Lenie Lectura published last January 19, 2023. Representation of the Conference of [...]

Climate-resilient ASEAN a win for economic development – local scientists

2022-05-25T22:13:44+08:0025 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Countries in the region must step up collaboration, in parallel with undertaking emissions cuts, adaptation measures, and finance initiatives, to reduce significant projected losses MANILA, May 25, 2022 – Climate scientists from across Southeast Asia called for developing countries to boost collaboration and participation in regional and global initiatives to combat climate change [...]

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 [...]

DOF pushes for mainstreaming sustainable finance in the Philippines

2021-02-11T10:50:52+08:0010 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

10 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City -- Department of Finance (DOF) Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez today pushed for the mainstreaming of sustainable finance in the Philippines, involving a whole of government approach and internationally harmonized finance initiatives. “Even if we are doing so much in terms of policy to harness climate finance and to mitigate our disaster [...]

ANC: Typhoons are normal, but climate change supercharging

2020-11-20T18:38:25+08:0014 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

"Blaming typhoon[s completely] on climate change is not only unscientific, but it also dilutes critical accountability issues among government agencies and other key players." In the face of massive destruction from back-to-back powerful storms, Kairos Dela Cruz, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, calls on authorities to address the [...]

Kairos Dela Cruz on ANC: Sea level rise and climate action

2019-06-13T13:45:33+08:0010 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , |

Kairos Dela Cruz, ICSC's associate for climate policy, talks to Migs Bustos of Early Edition on ANC about sea level rise projections worldwide and in the Philippines, and how the country can ramp up its efforts to respond to this and other climate change impacts.

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