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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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PH leads global call for financing action against climate change

by: Chino Leyco, for Manila Bulletin Online The Philippines is set to lead 19 other climate change-vulnerable countries in calling for concerted action in the finance space to address and mitigate climate change. The inaugural meeting of the so-called “Vulnerable Twenty” (V20), a group of countries said to be highly

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Rebuilding Better After a Disaster

By Red Constantino Prof. Jacob Barnhardt was correct when he said, “Only at the precipice do we evolve.” It’s a provocative notion. From the rubble emerge flowers. From the ruins, a chance to reboot. The Philippines has long enjoyed high status in the Olympics of vulnerability, occupying prime rank in

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A Brighter and Greener Future after Yolanda

By Lottie Salarda The use of solar power and other renewable energy sources, like solar or wind, is not common to the people of Eastern Visayas, until typhoon Yolanda hit the region November 2013. Several international organizations donated solar lamps to families living in tent cities and shanties. The contributions

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Are we ready?

Notes on the country’s growing experience in plumbing climate finance. by: Kairos Dela Cruz We heard and will continue to hear more and more about climate finance in the coming months with COP 21 in Paris fast approaching. And there’s no other way but to keep trying to wrap our

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Gender and Climate Change: A Marriage Made in Jakarta

By Emily Pritchard The Policy Team have just returned from Jakarta, Indonesia where we were running a two day skill-share workshop with Oxfam America for two influential Indonesian organisations, Solidaritas Perempuan (Women’s Solidarity) and Aksi. The skill-share centered on the processes and opportunities for collaboration in the Adaptation Finance Accountability

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Opting for Sustainable Development

By Danica Marie Supnet What is sustainable development?  How can we relate it to climate financing? I am now sitting with over a hundred participants in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. From senior officials from finance and planning ministries of different countries in Asia to international non-government organizations, civil society organizations, and development

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