Climate emergency declaration empty without solid Paris pledge

2020-12-04T19:56:17+08:0004 Dec 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 4 DECEMBER 2020 — The House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change convened an online hearing today with the Cabinet cluster on climate change to confirm the country’s submission of an enhanced national climate action target (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) by the end of the year.Committee chair Rep. Edgar Chatto, of the First District [...]

ICSC shares climate finance insights in UNFCCC-ASEAN workshop

2019-10-30T16:33:21+08:0030 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We shared insights today in the second day of the workshop organized by the finance secretariat of the United Nations climate convention for ASEAN countries in Park Inn by Radisson in Quezon City. The event, a technical workshop on needs-based climate finance mobilization and access strategies which began yesterday, enjoyed views shared by Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei [...]

The battle of reaching consensus and what we should be focusing on

2019-07-19T15:50:33+08:0008 Jul 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Published in GCFWatch on July 7, 2019 by Claire Miranda-Balba In view of the magnitude of climate change and the extensive work done over the years to address the crisis, it is distressing to know that these various international climate negotiations that we as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have invested our time and efforts on, [...]

“Radical action” on climate needed both in UN talks, PH – civil society groups

2019-06-07T11:06:41+08:0006 Jun 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Aksyon Klima Pilipinas REACTIVE “Radical action” on climate needed both in UN talks, PH - civil society groups MANILA, 6 June 2019 — Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a network of civil society groups working for a robust climate policy for the country, is taking up the challenge of President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, [...]

Slow onset impacts gaining more focus

2019-03-09T12:25:26+08:0010 Nov 2017|Tags: , , , |

We began preparing for the UNFCCC Fiji COP in Bonn in early 2017. It was easy to decide what we’d focus on for public engagement; we helped arrange side events for the Philippine delegation, and the suggestion was to train our sights on slow onset climate events and innovative finance. Yesterday’s side event, which we co-organised [...]