How Southeast Asia can ensure a swift and just transition away from coal [Agora Energiewende]

2023-12-04T10:05:12+08:0001 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

November 30, 2023| Published by Agora Energiewende | READ THE STORY HERE Despite their climate commitments, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines expect to build 45 GW new coal power by 2030. Concrete coal phase-out strategies would help reduce emissions and avoid stranded assets if they reassess new projects and retire existing power plants. To [...]

Industry leaders call for renewable energy hybridization in the country’s energy transition

2023-12-02T09:13:49+08:0001 Dec 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, December 1, 2023 - Leaders in the Philippine energy sector emphasized the pivotal role of renewable energy (RE) hybridization in steering the country’s energy transition agenda during the REalize 2023: Enabling the Just Energy Transition towards Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development conference held in Makati City on November 28. These leaders stressed the [...]

ICSC, World Vision collaborate on climate finance proposal supporting water resilience

2023-12-02T07:02:46+08:0030 Nov 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 30, 2023 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. (WVDF) have partnered to collaborate on a local simplified approval process (SAP) proposal for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The proposal, which is currently in development, will aim to support water resources [...]

V20 Ministerial Dialogue: XI Securing Shared Prosperity and Sustainable Development in a Climate Insecure World [V20]

2023-10-17T09:31:51+08:0016 Oct 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

by Nabiha Shahab & Denise Fontanilla | October 15, 2023 | Published by V20 | READ THE STORY HERE Marrakech, 15 October 2023 – The Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers, comprising 68 countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific, today reiterated their call for urgent [...]

Yellow alerts in Luzon grid possible starting April 24 – ICSC report

2023-04-18T11:51:03+08:0018 Apr 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The report entitled “Luzon Power Outlook: Reviewing the Adequacy of Power Supply for April to June 2023” examined the sufficiency of power supply in Luzon for the second quarter of this year based on the power demand forecasts presented by the Department of Energy (DOE) this March. The report came a year after ICSC warned of a possible shortfall in the country’s power supply in the second quarter of 2022, in time for the national elections. 

Private sector urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience in business strategies

2022-11-21T17:14:53+08:0021 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the private sector is urged to incorporate sustainability and long-term resilience into their business strategies in order to thrive in the new normal while dealing with the current economic challenges, which includes investing in the welfare of their employees, suppliers, and customers.

Shifting to RE generates significant savings – companies

2022-11-14T17:06:09+08:0014 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, November 14, 2022 – Businesses and companies in the Philippines weighed in on the savings and positive impacts on the private sector brought by renewable energy through the Department of Energy’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), in the first of three webinars of the “Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain” series last Friday. The series, which [...]

CVF Calls Glasgow Climate Pact ‘Broken’, Following New Assessment of NDCs

2022-11-14T08:54:53+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) today at COP27 issued a major new report which uses a traffic light approach to show that G7 and G20 major economies are stuck on ‘red’ in terms of their NDCs’ alignment with the 1.5ºC goal of the Paris Agreement.

Sri Lanka Launches ‘Climate Prosperity Plan’ to Power Faster Economic Recovery and Achieve Net-Negative Carbon Emissions

2022-11-09T12:58:25+08:0009 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This Preliminary Report presents Sri Lanka’s Climate Prosperity Plan: a national investment strategy to carve a pathway towards prosperity in a climate-insecure world. Sri Lanka’s Climate Prosperity Plan aims to maximise socio-economic outcomes and wellbeing for the population of Sri Lanka. To do so, the strategy focuses on unlocking the maximum domestic renewable energy potential and enhancing resilience through nature-based solutions and financial protection.

Nine years after Haiyan: Guiuan leads in stronger climate action

2022-11-08T14:54:11+08:0008 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In commemoration of the ninth anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the local government of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, the first municipality battered by the super typhoon in 2013, gathered together youth groups, teachers, and civil society organizations, to deepen their understanding of climate science and adaptation, empowering Guiuananon citizens to do their part in making the community more resilient.

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