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Climate Friendly Cities, Trailblazing eJeepneys

iCSC took on the challenge of closing the "green loop" in transportation when it launched the electric jeepney revolution in July 2007. We have since marked a series of milestones: the first domestically manufactured eJeepney (2008), the first official registration papers issued to electric jeepneys (2008), the first public routes dedicated to electric public transport, called the Makati Green Routes (2009), the first electric vehicle charging station (2009) and the first e-vehicle battery-swapping program (2011). iCSC formed the private consortium which received the first commercial eJeepney fleet franchise in 2012.

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Policy makers urged to support Mindanao plan to restore 50% renewable energy share by 2030

Davao City, 15 September 2016 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today expressed its support to the plan of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to restore an energy mix of at least 50% renewable energy in Mindanao by 2030 to counter recent developments projecting the dominance of

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Narratives on climate change wins 2 Golden Book awards

Manila, 14 Sept 2016 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) today received 2 Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) awards, one of the Philippines’ most prestigious book prizes, for Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change. The book won in the catergories of English Literature, and Design, where

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Philippines hosts UN forum on finance for climate losses

By Denise M. Fontanilla Last week, our country hosted an annual forum of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF), which was established under the United Nations climate convention back in 2010 to oversee and improve funding for climate action. This year, the committee decided to focus on how to finance loss

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Is it really difficult to access the People’s Survival Fund?

by: Kairos Dela Cruz On August 16, 2012 the Philippines passed its first legislated national climate fund dedicated to supporting the adaptation action plans of local governments. Many know it as the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) or Republic Act 10174, which amended the Climate Change Act of 2009, or RA

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Upending the Korean wave of coal

By Denise M. Fontanilla I recently joined a three-day climate leadership camp in South Korea. I was proud to be part of the Filipino delegation and meet budding and veteran climate leaders alike from Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and our host country. It was easy to break

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Sulu-an State of Mind

By Arturo Tahup I arrived in Sulu-an Island last Monday and stayed there for four and half days with Glinly, Jessie and Jason, my colleagues from RE-Charge Philippines, to carry out Household Survey in preparation for the Solar Home System Project funded by Christian Aid Sulu-an, home of the mystical

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