More lending pushed for RE investments [Philstar]

2022-09-13T09:31:26+08:0012 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Manila-based climate and energy policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) has called on the government and banks to provide more lending opportunities for renewable energy investments in the country. The total energy investment requirements indicated in the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) for the next 20 years are estimated at $153 billion.

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.

Sandra Smithey, in memoriam

2022-08-11T10:33:20+08:0009 Aug 2022|Tags: , , , |

Sandra Smithey passed away last week. From the US to Brazil, from Tanzania to China, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Kyrgyzstan, and more—Sandra was embraced by so many around the world. She was considered a mentor and source of inspiration by countless advocates and activists. She was a comrade, colleague, adviser, friend, and sister. I loved her deeply and find it difficult to imagine a world without her.

Climate change a major threat to global health — WHO

2022-04-12T14:28:13+08:0011 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Neena Bhandari | 11 April 2022 | Published by SciDev.net | | READ THE STORY HERE [SYDNEY] Climate change poses a serious threat to human health that calls for urgent action and global collaboration on scales seen in the COVID-19 response, says the World Health Organization (WHO). “If we don’t take action [...]

Gov’t urged: Treat environmental challenges as serious as security issues

2022-04-07T17:09:13+08:0030 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Martin Sadongdong | March 30, 2022 | Published by Manila Bulletin | READ THE STORY HERE Like insurgency, terrorism, and maritime disputes, the national government should address environmental challenges with the same intensity as solving security issues to ease its worsening impact on the lives of the Filipinos, a think tank has [...]

China, ASEAN need chopstick and broom spirit to fight climate crisis

2022-04-07T16:58:03+08:0028 Mar 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Sara Jane Ahmed,Renato Redentor Constantino | chinadaily.com.cn | READ THE STORY HERE On March 24, 2022, the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC) launched the report, Green and Low-Carbon Transition of ASEAN Member States under the BRI Framework – Potentials and Opportunities. The report points out, as its title [...]

In policy tweak, ADB says to help DMCs cut coal use

2020-11-20T17:38:59+08:0013 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , |

Reposting from BusinessMirror By Cai Ordinario November 13, 2020 THE Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will be revising its energy policy to help its developing member countries (DMCs) reduce their dependence on coal. ADB’s Energy Sector Group Chief Yongping Zhai said part of the reason for the revision of ADB’s energy policy [...]

Flatten the COVID-19 and climate curves

2020-06-05T09:41:55+08:0004 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , |

Below is the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities' statement at the 04 June 2020 hearing of the House of Representatives' Committee on Climate Change, as delivered by ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Edgar Chatto, considered House Resolutions 724 and 761, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency and briefing on [...]