November 21, 2017 Tuesday
In collaboration with the International Labour Organization, the Climate Change Commission commenced a joint policy development forum promoting transition towards green economy on November 21 at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila.
Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the issuance of the Green Jobs Act Implementing Rules and Regulations in September, the forum centered on informing the process of the transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
“In light of the very real and imminent threat posed by climate change to our economy and to our people, the national government has put in place policies that will facilitate our country’s transition to a greener economy—while ensuring a just transition that maximizes beneficial outcomes for all sectors of society,” Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman said.
This side event is a follow-up to the CCC-ILO roundtable series which aim to raise awareness and promote convergence among key stakeholders towards creating green jobs and ensuring a just transition to green economy; and consolidate and contribute inputs to the updating of the Philippine Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Gracing the event were representatives from the Government, employers’ and workers’ groups, private sector, the academe, civil society, and other development partners.