Private sector urged to support local climate resilience and 1.5 degree Paris goal

2021-11-05T18:32:49+08:0005 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI, 05 November 2021 -- Corporate directors in the Philippines explored opportunities to accelerate climate action and resilience in coastal communities, as world leaders underscore greater climate action from the private sector in the ongoing climate talks in Glasgow. Business officials were presented with corridors where they could contribute to meeting the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution [...]

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 [...]

Climate change is a human rights crisis, says UN reso

2021-07-21T10:40:16+08:0019 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Recto Mercene | July 19, 2021 | Published by BusinessMirror | READ THE STORY HERE If highly developed economies are not spared from the effects of climate change—as seen in recent floods that killed over 160 people in Europe and the wildfires in California—vulnerable countries should be even more aggressive in demanding the speedy adoption [...]

UN climate summit reactive: Heed the call for urgent climate action

2019-09-24T09:05:13+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – Reacting to the recently concluded United Nations Climate Action summit here, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said: “We applaud UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for injecting far more urgency into climate action by putting on the spot countries with the means to [...]