Climate Change Commission to hold annual CCC Week; highlights efforts to fulfill PH NDC
November 19, 2021 Friday
MANILA, 19 November 2021 — With the year 2021 considered a make-or-break year for climate action, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) invites the public to join in the celebration of the 14th Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week (CCC) Week from November 19 to 29, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1667 s.2008 to raise awareness on global warming. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, most activities for the CCC Week 2021 will be live streamed on the official Facebook page of the CCC via www.facebook.com/CCCPhland its organizing partners. Coming after the conclusion of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, this year’s observance with the theme, “Klima ng Kinabukasan, Ating Pangalagaan”, seeks to highlight the gains towards achieving the ambition of our Philippine NDC, particularly on strengthening adaptation and mitigation strategies, rehabilitating ecosystems, greening the sectors, and mobilizing climate finance. In April of this year, the Philippines, the CCC, with the leadership of Department of Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez as the Designated Representative of the Chairperson, and together with lead sectoral agencies — the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), of Agriculture (DA), of Transportation (DOTr) and of Energy (DOE); of Foreign Affairs (DFA); and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) — submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution or NDC bannering a 75-percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and avoidance by 2030, as part of the Philippines' commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The NDC represents the country’s goal of modernizing and pursuing low carbon and resilient development for the agriculture, waste, industry, transport, and energy sectors over the 2020-2030 period. The climate body emphasized that more than an avenue for exchange of knowledge and practical solutions, the CCC Week 2021 must also serve as a wake-up call for leaders and all sectors to unite and deliver climate action while there is still time. To stay updated, see the list of activities and registrations by visiting the CCC’s Facebook page or its website at www.climate.gov.ph.
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