Eastern Visayas local gov’ts, civil society lead in climate action, biodiversity conservation

2023-08-09T15:47:28+08:0028 Jul 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Paranas, along with Guiuan and Salcedo in Eastern Samar, are the bioregions of the Multi-Actor Partnership on Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA) project of the Manila-based think tank Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), which was launched in Tacloban City today. 

Tacloban steers local climate solutions 9 years after Haiyan

2022-11-15T11:54:33+08:0011 Nov 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TACLOBAN CITY, 11 November 2022 – Taclobanons continue to power their communities with portable solar energy systems, strengthening their climate and disaster resilience nine years after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the city. Barangay officials and electricians, government trainers, and humanitarian workers assembled seven portable solar-powered devices or TekPaks as part of the three-day Solar Scholars [...]

Standing together

2019-11-08T19:07:06+08:0008 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Glinly Alvero Editor’s Note: Glinly Alvero, a native of Abuyog, Leyte, is the Community Outreach and Technical Officer of ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas project based in Tacloban City. He is also a volunteer member of the RE-Serve Humanitarian Corps, and led ICSC’s contingent in last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team convened by ACT Alliance. [...]

Hibabro-an han kalakat (Journey of knowledge)

2019-05-29T18:20:31+08:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kenneth Lopez The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) together with the Salcedo, Eastern Samar-based women’s group KAKASA Federation organized a learning visit last April 23-24, 2019 among various women’s groups in their province. Top photo: ICSC’s Kenneth Lopez (left) and Orland Quesada (right) with Metro Ormoc Community Multi- Purpose Cooperative (OCCCI) [...]

Eastern Visayas leaders meet to secure regional climate investments

2019-03-08T12:35:00+08:0007 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE TACLOBAN, 07 March 2019 -- Top representatives of local governments, academic institutions, and businesses across the Eastern Visayas region convened today to tackle challenges and opportunities in crowding in climate and clean energy investments in the region. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), a Manila-based international policy group, convened the gathering [...]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019) MANILA -- Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels. "Recharge Pilipinas" not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

2019-02-08T14:04:45+08:0012 Jan 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

No mother would ever want to keep her kids waiting, especially when they're cold, tired, and hungry. But five years ago, this possibility loomed large for Lorna Ortillo Dela Peña, a senior citizen, single parent, and loving mother who also serves as the leader of a women’s group. Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the [...]

Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+08:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown [...]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+08:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall. They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, [...]

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

2019-03-09T11:52:16+08:0022 Jun 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Arturo Tahup Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment. Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and a [...]

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