Gov’t, finance sector unite for more accessible climate finance for LGUs

2019-11-22T08:14:00+08:0020 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

PASAY CITY, 19 November 2019 — Representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the finance sector, civil society, and local government units discussed here today how to make climate finance more accessible in the country as part of the week-long celebration of National Climate Change Consciousness Week.

“Now more than ever, we need to ensure the […]

Climate change science and Philippine governance

2019-03-09T12:15:35+08:0012 Apr 2018|Tags: , |

by Danica Marie Supnet

Last week, I presented our report on slow onset events, or the creeping impacts of climate change, at the international conference of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). The conference, held in Davao City this year, focused on multilevel governance in the 21st century.

Most participants in the conference hailed from the academe; in […]

NGO hails Duterte admin approval of P192M for local climate action

2019-03-07T11:05:42+08:0007 Mar 2018|Tags: , , , , |

PHOTO: Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez signs local climate fund agreements with 4 LGUs on March 7. (c) AC Dimatatac/ICSC



MANILA, March 7, 2018 – A Manila-based international climate policy group applauded the Duterte administration’s move granting close to P200 million in climate funds to four local governments. The approval is a response to communities grappling with food […]

Strengthening local partnerships through the climate finance ecosystem

2019-05-17T15:25:32+08:0009 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

by Danica Marie F. Supnet and Janssen Mozar Martinez

Today is the second and last day of ICSC’s Knowledge Exchange on the People’s Survival Fund, which contained the bulk of the concept brainstorming and proposal writing. Almost all of the officials which participated in our writeshop – hailing from fourteen local government units (LGUs) from Benguet and […]

Cordillera collaborations for climate finance

2019-05-17T15:21:22+08:0008 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

by Isabella Mendoza

Naimbag nga rabii sa Benguet!

Good evening from Benguet!

Earlier today, the ICSC policy team in partnership with Benguet State University (BSU) and the Canadian Embassy launched the two-day orientation and workshop on the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) at the BSU campus in La Trinidad.

The PSF is a national fund meant to help communities adapt to […]

Lanuza’s PSF proposal reflects good local governance

2019-03-21T12:39:22+08:0024 Oct 2016|Tags: , |

by Janssen Mozar Martinez

After the two-day People’s Survival Fund (PSF) field appraisal in Del Carmen, Siargao Island, ICSC joined officials from the PSF secretariat and Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) in travelling farther south of the CARAGA region to the quiet surfing town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

We were happily welcomed by Mayor Salvacion Azarcon herself, […]

Del Carmen, Siargao Island and the realities of adaptation

2019-03-21T12:46:24+08:0021 Oct 2016|Tags: , |

by Danica Supnet

Denise, Janssen and I represented ICSC in a field visit to Del Carmen in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte to take part in the appraisal of the municipality’s proposal to the People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The institute is the non-governmental representative to the PSF board, which was also represented in the appraisal team by […]