June 28, 2022 Tuesday
MANILA, 28 June 2022 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are set to bring together stakeholders from various transport groups and industry, civil society organizations, national government agencies, and local government units to discuss ways to further mainstream climate-responsive and low-carbon practices in the transport sector.
The ‘Climate and Transport Forum: Sustaining Initiatives for Low Carbon Transport Systems and Services’ will be held in Pasig City. CCC Secretary Robert E.A. Borje and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, Jr. will lead the Forum highlighting the importance of ushering low carbon measures for the transformation of the transport sector.
Dr. Jose Bienvenido Biona of De La Salle University; Mr. Jose Alfonso Maria Cua from United Nations Development Programme Low Carbon Transport Project Team; Mr. Yuri Sarmiento from Electric Vehicle Expansion Enterprises, Inc. and the Federation of Electric Vehicle Operators, Inc.; Mr. Leonardo Bautista from the Office of Transportation Cooperatives, and Mr. Rodne Galicha from Aksyon Klima will share their insights on various subtopics on low-carbon transportation throughout the program.
Based on the 2010 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the transport sector is responsible for an estimated 24.17 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), making it the third-largest emitter sector in the country. These emissions are caused by land transportation (87.88%), water-borne navigation (9.18%), and domestic aviation (2.95%).
This forum supports the Philippine Government’s inclusive approach to policy development which includes avoidance, mobility efficiency, and low-carbon solutions as part of the transition of the transportation industry to a low carbon future.
The Climate and Transport Forum will be held on 29 June 2022 (Wednesday) in Pasig City, and will also be streamed live via Facebook pages of the CCC at www.facebook.com/CCCPhl and the DOTr at www.facebook.com/DOTrPH.
For more information, visit the social media pages of CCC and DOTr.