ICSC awarded for best practices in mainstreaming gender in the environment sector

2022-11-24T15:41:42+08:0024 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) was awarded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the NAPC Women Sectoral Council for its best practices in mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) in the environment sector, along with Women in Emergencies Network (WENet) and Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK).

Tacloban steers local climate solutions 9 years after Haiyan

2022-11-15T11:54:33+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, 11 November 2022 – Taclobanons continue to power their communities with portable solar energy systems, strengthening their climate and disaster resilience nine years after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the city. Barangay officials and electricians, government trainers, and humanitarian workers assembled seven portable solar-powered devices or TekPaks as part of the three-day Solar Scholars [...]

DOE, ICSC: More RE needed to sustain PHL energy needs

2022-09-05T15:19:54+08:0005 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last August 31 to September 1, Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) participated in the World Clean Energy Conference Philippine Edition (WCEC PH) 2022. Held in official partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), Global Zero Carbon Partnership, and Escom Events, WCEC PH 2022 was a venue for leading international experts, policymakers, scientists, engineers, technology developers, and business professionals to tackle pressing issues in the advancement of innovative sustainable energy sources and the achievement of the energy transition.

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 [...]

Activists help Tongans build resilience in wake of disaster

2022-01-28T17:41:11+08:0021 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Matt Manukuo | January 21, 2022 | Published by Pacific Media Network | READ THE STORY HERE Environmental activists in Tonga are preparing to teach Tongans how to produce solar power in the wake of the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. The disaster has destroyed homes, cut communication lines, and caused major power outages. [...]

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 [...]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019) MANILA -- Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels. "Recharge Pilipinas" not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

2019-02-08T14:04:45+08:0012 Jan 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

No mother would ever want to keep her kids waiting, especially when they're cold, tired, and hungry. But five years ago, this possibility loomed large for Lorna Ortillo Dela Peña, a senior citizen, single parent, and loving mother who also serves as the leader of a women’s group. Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the [...]

Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+08:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown [...]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+08:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall. They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, [...]