ICSC lauds stronger calls, bolder moves for climate action at UNGA 2021

2021-09-22T16:11:34+08:0022 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 22 September 2021 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Joseph Biden pledged climate and energy commitments today at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), answering calls for urgent climate action from President Rodrigo Duterte and other world leaders. Xi vowed that China will halt new coal-fired power projects abroad, following similar [...]

REACTIVE: New UN climate report shows 1.5°C target still within reach given urgent action

2021-08-09T20:38:05+08:0009 Aug 2021|Tags: , , |

ICSC calls for increased global, PH action vs. climate crisis MANILA, 9 August 2021 – A United Nations climate science report released today shows the urgent need to act on climate change to avoid the worst of climate impacts as record-breaking storms, floods, fires, and heatwaves across the world continue to sound the alarm of [...]

UNHRC passes HR and climate resolution

2021-07-15T14:10:53+08:0015 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ICSC lauds Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam leadership in tabling landmark reso MANILA, 15 July 2021 — A resolution on human rights and climate change was adopted yesterday by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva [1]. The resolution, initiated by the Philippines with Bangladesh and Vietnam since 2014, recognizes climate change as a human [...]

Projected global temperature falls to 2.4 degrees by 2100

2021-05-10T11:29:42+08:0006 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, May 6, 2021 -- Projected global mean temperature decreases to 2.4 degrees by 2100 given new climate targets set in Paris Agreement commitments, according to a new analysis released by independent scientific analysis Climate Action Tracker (CAT). Improving by 0.2 degrees from the initial estimate, major contributions to the new CAT rating came [...]

(UPDATED) PH submits 1st Paris climate plan to UN

2021-04-20T15:15:20+08:0015 Apr 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 20 April 2021 — The Philippine government has committed last April 15 to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2020 to 2030 in its Paris Agreement commitment or Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations. Of the 75 percent target, which would come from the agriculture, wastes, [...]

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, [...]