Work plan vs Climate Change pinagtibay ng PH, UK

Work plan vs Climate Change pinagtibay ng PH, UK

February 15, 2022 @ 3:05 PM 4 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Para malabanan ang climate change at pagkasira ng kapaligaran, nagkasundo ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at British Embassy Manila sa pinagsamang work plan na magsisilbing gabay para matukoy ang mga lugar na isasaprayoridad na tugunan ng kapwa bansa.

Ito ang naging resulta ng isinagawang 2nd Philippine-United Kingdom Climate Change and Environment Dialogue nitong Pebrero 10.

Sinabi ni Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) Chair at DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu na ang pinagsamang work plan ay gagabay sa “priority areas of engagement including regional facilities and programs announced at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.”

“This dialogue marks another milestone event highlighting the partnership of the Philippines with the government of United Kingdom (UK). It shall also build on the earlier priorities on climate change and the environment, identified by both parties during the 1st Climate Change and Environment Dialogue held in November 2020 as part of the key pillars of the UK-Philippines enhanced partnership which focused on energy transition and nature-based solutions and adaptation,” dagdag pa ni Cimatu sa kanyang pre-recorded message sa ginanap na pagdiriwang.

Kaugnay nito binigyang-diin naman ni British Ambassador Laure Beaufils ang kahalagahan ng naganap na dialogue na layuning matutukan ang mga hamon sa kasalukuyang panahon tulad ng climate change at environmental degradation.

“The UK and the Philippines have just launched a new Enhanced Partnership in November 2021. Climate change and environmental issues constitute a key pillar of this. I’m proud of what the UK and the Philippines have already achieved together on climate-related issues and we committed to building on this success today and in the year to come,” anang Beaufils.

Sinabi pa ni Beaufils na ang dialogue ay nakatulong sa kapwa gobyerno na pumayag sa: “joint actions to build resilience, tackle global emissions, and halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity.”  Santi Celario