The Mobility Awards was driven by a simple goal: the prioritization of the needs of 88% of Filipino households in Metro Manila that do not own private cars (JICA-MUCEP, 2015). According to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), over 80% of road spaces are dedicated for the use of private cars despite only 12% of Filipino households being car owners. This is not only happening in Metro Manila, but everywhere else in the Philippines where the conditions for cyclists and pedestrians remain challenging.
Over-all, the Mobility Awards aims to:
- Inspire action, involvement, and coordination among LGUs, workplaces and commercial establishments who want to improve conditions for urban mobility; and
- Recognize leaders who have been contributing to the movement early-on and those who have been responsive to the changing times by offering ideas that help embrace cycling, and other modes of inclusive active mobility.
A mobility revolution is well underway, led by common folks determined to provide for their families while protecting their health. Now more than ever, cycling and the prioritization of pedestrian needs are gaining national prominence as safe, empowering, cost-effective, practical, democratic and efficient transport modes due to limitations brought by this pandemic. However, we are still a long way from making the conditions optimal for every Filipino commuter.
The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is an international non-government organization recognized for its work in advancing fair climate policy and low carbon and climate-resilient development, spurring effective global climate action, and the Paris Agreement. It is based in Quezon City, Philippines.ICSC is an advisor to the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20); an accredited observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Green Climate Fund (GCF); and an advisor to the Philippine delegation to UN climate negotiations. It is also the convenor of Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a nationwide coalition of over 40 civil society organizations (CSOs) working on diverse climate and development issues.
As a climate policy, finance, and energy advocacy and strategy development advisor to CSOs and networks in Asia and Africa, ICSC is a convenor of GCF Watch and the global Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI). It also sits as a civil society representative to the government’s People’s Survival Board (PSF) Board and the GCF-Technical Working Group and works with scientists and local academic institutions on climate research and studies.
Facebook : @icsc.ngo
Twitter : @icsc_ph
Instagram : icsc_ph
Email : email@example.com
Office : 89-B Sct. Dr. Lazcano St., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City 1103, Philippines
MNL Moves is a group of commuter cyclists and pedestrians working to make active transport, like cycling and walking, easier and safer in Metro Manila. It was founded by an urban planner and folding bike enthusiast who is now changing the way we perceive walking and biking to a healthier, more reliable, and more sustainable means of transportation.
Facebook : @MNLMoves
Twitter : @MNLMoves
Instagram : @mnlmoves
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The Climate Reality Project Philippines is the country chapter of The Climate Reality Project, which is founded by former United States Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore and has trained over 27,000 Climate Reality Leaders in 169 countries to help find solutions to the global climate crisis.
The Philippine Branch aims to advance ambitious climate action in the country, while rallying behind science and rethinking development approaches. It considers itself as a diverse community of more than a thousand seasoned and young climate advocates across the country, all united in their common goal of achieving climate justice and climate resilience for the Philippines.
TCRP Philippines draws strength from the vast and robust network of its leaders who come from various fields in the public and private spheres. The community serves as a powerful platform for scaling up initiatives, advocacy mobilization, and effecting positive changes in policy and implementation across all levels. Its host organization is the ICSC.
Facebook : @climaterealityphilippines
Twitter : @ClimateRealPH
Instagram : @climaterealityph
Email : email@example.com
Office : 706 FSS Building-II, 18 Scout Tuason St., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. 350.org Philippines is a local network of volunteers supporting the country’s climate movement.
Facebook : @350.org
Twitter : @350
Instagram : 350.org
Website : https://world.350.org/philippines/
Pinay Bike Commuter is a group of Filipino women using their bicycles to commute. It’s an online community that aims to encourage and empower more girls and women to cycle. The group is a safe space where women can start conversations about their concerns on cycling and women’s issues.