August 24, 2021 Tuesday
MANILA, 24 August 2021 — The 59th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature the continuing efforts of local government units and national government agencies to promote and advance sustainable urban mobility in Metro Manila.
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and fac
Joining the online conversation are representatives from the local governments of Pasig City, San Juan City, Marikina City, Quezon City; and officials from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Department of Transportation (DOTr) to share their respective active transport (biking and walking) plans, initiatives, and experience.
Active transport advocates Mr. Red Constantino of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Mr. Aldrin Pelicano of MNL Moves will also join the program.
Over the past year, the Better Normal Series have extensively featured Sustainable Urban Mobility as a theme. The first three episodes of the program tackled the promotion of cycling as the main mode of the daily commute, and encouraged LGUs and agencies to provide a connected safe networks for bikers, especially for front liners and essential workers who have taken up cycling to report to their workplaces amidst this COVID-19 pandemic.
As an online discussion to promote health, environmental consciousness, and climate-adaptive practices, “Stories for a Better Normal” aims to change the mindset of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating ways in which a ‘better normal’ can be realized within our communities.
This online discussion is organized by the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda, Climate Change Commission, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, and The Climate Reality Project-Philippines, with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, and Mother Earth Foundation.