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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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Latest News

RE-Charge Tacloban: After Typhoon Ruby

As a response to the power outtages brought about by Typhoon Ruby, iCSC’s solar-powered RE-Charge facility and electric converted multicabs have provided free charging services for communities without power since December 9th. Prior to this, as Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) raced close to Tacloban City with wind speed forecasts

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RE-Charging Tacloban with green transport

Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 2nd, 2014 There is massive potential in using renewable energy to rebuild areas devastated by weather disasters while promoting the concept of “transformational adaptation and resilience.” It is not enough to just cope with global warming. Transforming society, through the pursuit of more sustainable pathways of

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Latest Blogs

Involving the Community

By Danica Marie Supnet After two days of research presentations, the ICBRDS ends the session in a half-day Stakeholder’s Forum. The forum is held at the Sarmiento Hall of the University of the Philippines Baguio, January 16, 2014. The forum is facilitated by Prof. Arellano Colongon Jr., Associate Professor of

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Discussions on the “New Normal”

By Danica Marie Supnet It’s 11 degrees in the morning here in Baguio City. It’s very hard to wake up with this kind of weather.  Around 6:00 in the morning I hear my siblings racing to the shower room and also smell the breakfast my mom’s cooking. The morning queue

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Imelda City of Eastern Visayas

By Danica Marie Supnet Before we left the municipality of Javier, I asked Engr. Fernando Sarile if he could give me a copy of their project design and feasibility studies. Unfortunately this wasn’t possible because all of their documents were not spared by Typhoon Yolanda. Engr. Ellen Gavina said that

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