‘Re-focus, re-think’ sa pagtugon sa climate change ngayong COVID pandemic- Cimatu

‘Re-focus, re-think’ sa pagtugon sa climate change ngayong COVID pandemic- Cimatu

December 13, 2021 @ 4:48 PM 10 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Matapos ang isinagawang global climate talks nitong nakalipas na linggo sinabi ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu na ang pandemya ay dapat magsilbing panahon ng pagmumuni upang mag “re-focus” at “re-think” para sa mga pagsisikap ukol sa climate change mitigation lalo na ang paglimita sa pagbabago na dala ng mga gawain ng mga tao.

“With the recent developments during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, it is also time to make more and more people aware of our commitments on climate change,” saad ni Cimatu.

“This pandemic enables the people to reflect and think about their lives in the future. Therefore, this is also the best time to educate them about how their consumption behaviors affect climate change,” dagdag ng kalihim.

Kaugnay nito para naman sa panig ni DENR Undersecretary for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, sinabi nito na ang COVID lockdown ay “time to limit climate change as we also face the challenges of urgently addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The conclusions in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change or IPCC’s 6th report demand collective action to transform our economy, our behavior, and our lifestyle at all levels: individuals, communities, businesses, institutions, and governments,” sabi ni Teh sa kanyang opening message sa ginanap na public webinar na “Code Red: The State of the Climate and Humanity” na ginanap noong Nobyembre 23.

Ayon sa ulat, climate change “will be bringing multiple different changes in the different regions which will all increase with further warming.”

Samantala umabot naman sa 160 kalahok at representante mula sa iba’t-ibang environmental and climate change youth groups at organizations, at academic science clubs ang dumalo sa webinar na ginanap sa pamamagitan ng Zoom platform at napanood ng live sa Facebook.

Kaugnay nito iprinisinta ni John Leo Algo, miyembro ng Interim Secretariat at deputy executive director for programs and campaigns ng Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, ang “IPCC Sixth  Assessment Report: The Physical Science Basis” na siyang naging highlight ng webinar. Santi Celario