May 08, 2019 Wednesday
DAVAO CITY 8 MAY 2019 – More than 35 representatives from the Local Government Unit (LGU), academe, and private sector participated in the three-day Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG) training for LGUs and stakeholders conducted by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) on 30 April to 02 May 2019.
Among the participants were the officials and personnel from the City Administrator’s Office, Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator (OCPDC), City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), City Engineering’s Office (CEO), City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO), DENR-EMB Regional office, Ateneo De Davao University, and Aboitiz Power Company.
The training workshop highlighted the importance of “community-level inventory” which accounts the carbon footprint within the geopolitical boundary of the city. The workshop also explained how to integrate GHG inventory on the local planning process of the LGU.
Using the said framework, participants were able to identify possible emission data sources from the agriculture, forestry, waste, land use, and energy and transport sectors, and gave close attention on the GHG emission from the industry sector.
Davao City’s actual data for each sector were used during the emission calculation exercises. This is to give the participants a deeper understanding and appreciation of the process and its outcomes.
“This new knowledge and skills that we learned can help improve the Davao City’s disaster risk reduction management. If we have this GHGI, we could craft specific projects that will reduce emissions… and eventually reduce the national hazards produced by climate change. We would also like to thank the Climate Change Commission for this training. We will use this knowledge for the betterment of our city,” said Davao CTTMO representative.
This GHGI workshop was requested by the Davao City LGU officials to enhance further the city’s Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP), and improve their adaptation and mitigation actions, in support of the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) on climate change through Local Executive Order No. 40 last January 2019.