SONA 2022: ICSC responds to President Marcos, Jr.’s energy roadmap

2022-07-26T12:13:08+08:0026 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reiterates calls for renewable energy push, abolition of pasa-load, reduction of power cost, and increase in power supply QUEZON CITY, 26 July 2022 – Reacting to President Marcos, Jr.’s pronouncements in his first State of the Nation Address citing cheap and reliable energy as a fundamental requirement for economic growth, ICSC Senior Policy [...]

ICSC welcomes secretary nominations for DOE, DENR

2022-07-15T11:08:19+08:0015 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, July 15, 2022 – International climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) welcomed the nomination of Raphael “Popo” Lotilla as the next secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ma. Antonia “Toni” Yulo-Loyzaga as the next secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the [...]

[REACTIVE] New V20 report reveals staggering climate-induced economic losses over last 20 years

2022-06-10T14:49:36+08:0009 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Report underscored emergency need for crisis-level action via loss and damage funding for the most vulnerable economies MANILA, June 9, 2022 – A report released yesterday by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers detailed the massive economic damage wrought by climate change on the economies of the V20, representing countries considered the most [...]

[REACTIVE] New UN report: Renewables key to securing energy, economy

2022-04-07T17:23:13+08:0005 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , |

Next admin also needs to improve urban mobility, protect biodiversity MANILA, 5 April 2022 – The United Nations’ newest climate change mitigation report released yesterday confirmed that, now more than ever, immediate and deep cuts in emissions combined with systemic, transformative actions across all sectors are key towards achieving an inclusive, resilient, and [...]

As new UN report sounds alarm on PH climate impacts: Next president should prioritize climate emergency – ICSC

2022-03-02T17:09:32+08:0002 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 02 March 2022 – The United Nations’ latest climate science report released on Monday confirmed that climate change poses an existential threat to the long-term viability of the Philippine economy even as it has already hammered vulnerable communities. Climate change impacts are projected to worsen until world leaders ramp up emissions cuts, climate finance, and [...]

Ahead of UN climate summit, rich countries stumble with dismal finance offer

2021-10-27T15:51:17+08:0027 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, October 27, 2021 — Developed countries are projected to raise USD 100 billion in climate finance annually in 2023, three years later than pledged, according to a report released by the United Kingdom days before the United Nations climate summit is set to begin this Sunday. Rich countries pledged back in 2009 to raise [...]

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

2022-03-31T13:28:37+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 [...]

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 [...]