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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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ICSC hails Duterte’s climate change prioritization during SONA

Manila, 25 July 2016 – The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) today hailed President Rodrigo Duterte for saying climate change shall be ‘a top priority but upon a fair and equitable equation… and must not stymie our industrialization” during his State of the Nation Address. This is by far

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Philippine leadership very important for global climate pact

Reacting to President Duterte’s comment about the UN climate pact, Francis Dela Cruz, Associate for Energy Policy at the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities said: “It will be critical to continue to engage in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiating process so that the Philippines can

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Figuring out the Duterte admin’s energy policy

By Denise Fontanilla This article was originally published in GMA News Online Earlier this month, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced that his team was about to review the country’s energy mix, but in the same briefing also declared that the Philippines “can’t afford not to have coal.” This declaration is

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From surivors to disaster responders, here comes the sun in Tacloban

Denise M. Fontanilla I attended the fourth Solar Scholars training of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities’ RE-Charge program last July 22 to 24. The aim of this program is to turn survivors of Yolanda typhoon into first responders should a disaster occur by equipping them with portable solar-powered

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Information is the Key

By Danica Marie Supnet Rational choice theory asserts that decision making is based on coherent calculation of interests and bounded by cognition and accurate information. Rational decision making leads to effective planning and deliver efficient policy mechanisms. Hence, information is the key to effective planning. This is an important aspect

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Climate change and violence

by Janssen Mozar Martinez It was a fairly hot noon of April 1st when news of the Kidapawan incident broke. Demonstrators, consisting mostly of farmers were violently dispersed by local police. They created a blockade along the national highway to demand food assistance from the local government due to the

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