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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 and Blogs

Carasi Beyond the Numbers

by April Aquino Bounded by the Cordillera mountains and accessible only through narrow dirt roads, Carasi is some 38 kilometers from the Ilocos Norte capital of Laoag. It is a fifth class municipality, composed of only three barangays and 1,490 people, making it one of the least populous municipalities in

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AK-CLIMA, et al.

By: Danica Supnet It’s my first time to attend a capacity building organized by our network organization Aksyon Klima (AK). AK aims to capacitate the specializations of their members and partners through the AK-CLIMA program: Aksyon Klima- Community Learning Initiative on Mitigation and Adaptation. The event was held last March

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Making Adaptation Finance Work

By: Pieter Terpstra, World Resources Institute One of the intractable challenges in climate adaptation is getting funding where it’s needed most. Unfortunately, the people most at risk from climate change are also some of the hardest to reach with support. Recently, WRI hosted a roundtable on Adaptation Finance in Washington,

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