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Palace official: Gov’t continues to tackle climate change

Published on 2 May 2014 Philippines

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — A Malacanang official on Tuesday said that the government continues to tackle climate change after President Benigno S. Aquino III approved last month two resolutions addressing the issue.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. in a statement, said that the two resolutions were approved last March 25.

Coloma said that Resolution 6 by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) authorizes the dialogue with Worldwatch Institute for the design of “Sustainable Power System: A Roadmap for the Philippines.”

Through the resolution, the CCC officially invites Alexander Ochs, director of the Climate and Energy Worldwatch Institute, to discuss his offer to help the country design a sustainable power system.

Meanwhile, Resolution 7, endorses the Black Carbon or Black Soot Mitigation Project that allows the Philippines to reduce pollution caused by diesel-fueled vehicles and generators.

CCC Heherson Alvarez said in a separate statement that the Aquino administration is determined to promote its program on climate change mitigation and adaptation at the conference, “Building Green: An LGU Imperative," to be held on April 23.

Alvarez further suggested that the government started a gradual and creative policy shift to efficient and clean energy to achieve a low-carbon path for the Philippines.

He also noted that the country has made advances in the development and use of renewable energy, as mandated by President Aquino. (PNA)

Source: Balita | 23 April 2014