Frontlines of climate impacts, forefront of action

2019-05-24T15:28:53+08:0024 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Isabella Ann Mendoza ICSC’s climate policy team, in partnership with CORDAID, has been working closely with the municipalities of Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu; and Coron, Palawan to help develop their local plans in response to the adverse impacts of climate change. The biggest challenge faced by local government units (LGUs) [...]

ICSC: Climate change to worsen water security risk

2019-03-15T15:47:41+08:0013 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MANILA, Updated 14 March 2019 – As residents in areas of Metro Manila grapple with water scarcity issues for several days, a climate and energy policy group cautioned that climate change would only exacerbate existing risks and development issues. Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Manila-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, commented: “As [...]

Lost/Found in Translation

2019-03-12T11:45:56+08:0008 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Isabella Ann Mendoza Editor’s Note: ICSC in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission, Visayas State University’s Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies, and Action for Economic Reforms, organized a forum entitled “Shifting Financial Flows to Low Carbon Development in Eastern Visayas” in Tacloban City from 7-8 March 2019. Isabella Ann Mendoza, an ICSC climate policy [...]

Strong Demand for Readiness

2019-03-08T14:52:55+08:0030 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li To assume an entire country is composed of homogeneous individuals is a common mistake. Individuals and communities face different challenges because of the complex diversity of natural and social environments they have been born into or grown up in. This much was evident when we began our journey in Coron, Palawan [...]

Speeches in APAN

2019-03-09T10:34:56+08:0029 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li The 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was held last Oct. 17-19 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila. What attracted me most about the event was not only the chance to visit the ADB, but the opportunity to participate in the flagship activity of the Asian Pacific Adaptation [...]

Climate change science and Philippine governance

2019-03-09T12:15:35+08:0012 Apr 2018|Tags: , |

by Danica Marie Supnet Last week, I presented our report on slow onset events, or the creeping impacts of climate change, at the international conference of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). The conference, held in Davao City this year, focused on multilevel governance in the 21st century. Most participants in the conference hailed from the [...]

Understanding slow-onset climate impacts on a local scale

2019-03-09T22:33:15+08:0018 Aug 2017|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet It is easy to blame the occurrence of typhoons, heavy rainfall, or prolonged drought to climate change, but it’s never easy to understand why these phenomena happen and why we need to know about them. It is easy to say what the communities and government should do to adapt to these phenomena, [...]