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Fair Climate Policy, Our Contributions

iCSC led the crafting and passage of Republic Act 10174, which established the People’s Survival Fund, the first funding mechanism dedicated to supporting the adaptation agenda of local governments and communities. iCSC contributes to Philippine climate policy development by (1) promoting innovative climate change-driven risk transfer mechanisms such as weather-indexed insurance and (2) championing the integration of environmental and social safeguards with direct access climate finance. iCSC is part of the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) an international program on tracking adaptation funds.

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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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Welcome surprises

By: Kairos Dela Cruz Lusaka, August 13 – It is my third day now in Zambia. So far so good. I’m here to attend the national symposium on adaptation finance accountability, transparency, and governance. Since I arrived, I can’t get over several encounters with local quirks that have made this trip

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Straight and forward take on CF

By: Kairos dela Cruz Every time I attend a conference, workshop, or forum, I’m always particular about the persons in the “guests of honor” list. It saves a lot of my time because it shows the objectives of the gathering without having to sit for two hours blindly wondering if

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