Hon. Emmanuel M. de Guzman

Hon. Emmanuel "Manny" M. de Guzman Secretary, Climate Change Commission, Philippines

Manny de Guzman is the secretary and vice chairperson of the Philippine Climate Change Commission chaired by the President. He was previously the senior advisor on disaster risk reduction of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations' agency for weather, climate and water concerns. Before that, he was a consultant for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation with gender considerations in national policies and plans. He has provided technical advice to various agencies of the United Nations system and to various governments in Asia on implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the international blueprints for reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities. He had served as the senior regional expert on disaster risk management of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat. He joined the Philippine Climate Change Commission in September 2015 and led the negotiations by the Philippines on the Paris Agreement at COP21.


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