CCC, NESTLÉ PH Introduce the Panel of Judges for the “Klimathon: Our Race Towards a Net Zero Reality”

April 13, 2022 Wednesday

MANILA, 13 April 2022 — In preparation for the Klimathon Awarding Ceremony which will be held on Earth Day, 22 April 2022, Atty. Rachel Anne Herrera, Commissioner of the Climate Change Commission, and Ms. Christine Ponce-Garcia, Assistant Vice President of Nestlé Philippines, welcomed the judging panel composed of key officials from the public and private sector, the academe, and subject matter experts who specialize on climate science and environment.

Among the Klimathon Finalists, the judges will decide on the Top 3 innovative and sustainability-focused solutions anchored on the following pillars: plastic waste management; energy efficiency and renewable energy; and food security. Special awards will also be given to proposals that showcase originality; promote gender empowerment; and support community participation.

The panel of judges is chaired by the CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje, with members Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Dr. Maria Angela Zafra, National Panel of Technical Experts Member, CCC; Ms. Antoinette Taus, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and Founder of CORA Philippines; Dr. Enrico C. Paringit from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST); and Ms. Jasmine Estacio, Innovation Portfolio Management Head of Nestlé Philippines.