ICSC lauds Metro Manila Bike Lane Network collab of DoTr, DPWH and MMDA

2021-02-24T15:45:10+08:0024 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 24 February 2021 — Yesterday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos convened a dialogue with representatives from the Department of Transport (DoTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the civil society network Move As One Coalition. Abalos clarified MMDA’s stance that it will not stand in the way of building [...]

ICSC lauds higher ambition in draft climate plan (Current draft proposes 75% reduction in emission)

2021-02-03T15:22:17+08:0003 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

3 FEBRUARY 2021, Quezon City – The Department of Finance (DOF) and Climate Change Commission (CCC) today organized a public consultation on the Philippines’ climate action plan, or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. The latest draft NDC would see the country committing to reduce emissions by 75 percent, 2.33 percent of which [...]

ICSC hails Legarda resolution for ambitious PH climate target

2021-01-25T15:55:54+08:0025 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

25 JANUARY 2021, Quezon City — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) applauded House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda’s filing of House Resolution No. 1494, which calls on the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to deliver the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), or climate pledge, to the Paris Agreement. The resolution, filed last January 21, [...]

Biden victory a good jump off point for int’l climate policy: ICSC

2020-11-09T17:41:28+08:0009 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

09 November 2020 -- The victory of United States President-Elect Joseph Biden can give the world a fighting chance to survive and thrive both the COVID and climate crises, but only if grassroots groups and world leaders hold his administration to its promises, according to the Manila-based NGO Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. Denise [...]

ICSC lauds DOE moratorium on new coal plants

2020-10-28T15:17:55+08:0028 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

28 October 2020 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities applauds and fully supports Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi’s announcement yesterday of a moratorium on new coal plants. Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr., senior policy advisor of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, chairman of the Energy Lawyers Association of the Philippines, [...]

Group lauds efforts of LGUs and private sector towards sustainable urban mobility

2020-10-22T21:12:21+08:0022 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Posted on the Mobility Awards. REACTIVE QUEZON CITY, October 22, 2020 – To mark World Cities Day this coming October 31, local government chief executives in Metro Manila and a major private entity in the Philippines called for collaborative action in order to establish active mobility in the country’s long-term development strategies. “We must engage [...]

REACTIVE: ICSC lauds Duterte’s UNGA call to address climate change as urgently as COVID-19 

2020-09-23T15:40:21+08:0023 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 23 September 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte called on world leaders in his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly to address climate change as urgently as the COVID-19 pandemic. “The same urgency needed to fight COVID-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened [...]

ICSC echoes doctors, transport advocates’ call for safe mobility for majority

2020-08-04T16:43:22+08:0004 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 August 2020 — Medical professionals led by the Philippine College of Physicians today called for safe and sufficient public transportation for health workers and frontliners, echoing recommendations by the Move As One coalition of mobility advocates and transport groups to prioritize service contracting for public utility vehicles and pop-up bicycle lanes. “We, [...]

NGO reacts to Duterte statement that coal to be used for 30 more years, solar still not feasible

2020-07-22T18:09:25+08:0014 Jul 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

MANILA, 14 July 2020 – In a recorded speech aired this morning, President Rodrigo Duterte told military troops in Jolo yesterday he was “ready to open the borders” for trade, including for “big time coal.” He added that “coal will be used for the next 30 years” and solar technology is still unsustainable.Reacting to this statement, [...]

Media is essential with or without COVID-19

2020-05-07T21:35:23+08:0007 May 2020|Tags: , , , |

MANILA, 7 May 2020 – Responding to the shutdown of ABS-CBN last Tuesday, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said: “We have always considered media as part of a category that's been made popular today by the pandemic: media performs essential work. Media is essential with or without [...]