October 20, 2022 Thursday
Iloilo City, 20 October 2022 – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) conducted Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory and Climate Change Expenditure Tagging (CCET) trainings for the faculty and staff of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) on 4-6 October 2022.
The activity entitled “Training on Climate Action and Sustainability: GHG Inventory and CCET Training Workshops,” aimed to enhance and build the capacity of ISAT-U on National CCET and GHG Inventory in preparation for possible collaboration with the local government of Iloilo City and other academic institutions related to climate action planning and programming.
The CCC also delivered lectures on the basic and science of climate change, mainstreaming gender and climate change, developing the university’s CCET and the GHG emissions and inventory process in different sectors.
This training workshop was attended by 51 participants from five (5) ISAT-U campuses – La Paz, Leon, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, and Miag-ao.
Across these campuses, respective campus-wide GHG Inventory Committees were established to lead and pursue the implementation of different projects and activities related to the development of GHG Inventory report.
An integrated GHG inventory report will serve as the University’s basis in developing their climate change adaptation and mitigation programs in their future development plans. ISAT-U will then identify their climate-responsive programs and create their CCET Quality Assurance and Review (QAR) form and BP 201-F for FY2024.
Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT-U President, emphasized the importance of this training workshop in the alignment of the University’s institutional goals to mainstream climate action and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
“Let us serve as an example and a model among our students and the community. If we want to be a solution to these climate change issues, let us start it within ourselves,” Dr. Muyong said.
The CCC, through Deputy Executive Director Romell Antonio O. Cuenca, welcomed ISAT-U’s initiative in developing their GHG Inventory and Climate Budget Proposals ahead of the budget calendar for FY2024.
“For our part, the Climate Change Commission is committed to providing technical assistance to SUCs in building capacities and skills to provide science-based and quality climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions to host communities and LGUs,” DED Cuenca said.
ISAT-U is one of UNESCO’s UNEVOC Network Members to strengthen the development and improvement of technical and vocational education in UNESCO Member States.
The UNEVOC network includes teaching, training, planning, research and development institutions, and entities within government ministries that are active in technical and vocational education.
The university’s commitment to the development of their GHG inventory will provide a science-based basis for their climate programs and contribute to the national GHG emission inventory.
For more information about the GHG Inventory and CCET, visit the website of the CCC at https://climate.gov.ph and