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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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Experts brainstorm ways to fund cities to withstand disasters

By Alisa Tang, Thomas Reuters Foundation BANGKOK- Governments must persuade businesses to invest in protecting cities from natural disasters, and climate and development experts should heed the needs of poor communities hardest hit by climate catastrophes, experts said. Some 80 percent of global wealth is generated in cities, so the

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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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Bad endings and a good start

by: Kairos dela Cruz The People’s Survival Fund or Republic Act 10174 was passed on August 2012. We celebrated its quick passage — a monumental law that designed to change the way people respond to the impacts of climate change. Together with champions in the legislature and advocates from the

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So It Begins

By: Bien Cagayan Two weeks of never ending phone calls, sleepless nights, and endless worries. At last, the Planning Exercises for Provinces workshop happened. It was a big day for the iCSC team and I. After gruelling weeks of making sure that this workshop goes well, finally it happened.  What

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