June 18, 2023 Sunday
BONN, GERMANY, 18 June 2023 –The Philippines and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reaffirmed the commitment to work closely and fully support the strengthening of an “enabling environment” toward an outcome and results oriented 58th meetings of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SB58) and the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) of the UNFCCC.
Meeting at the sidelines of the 58th Session of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB58) of UNFCCC, Climate Change Commission Secretary Robert E.A. Borje, Head of Delegation of the Philippines, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell stressed the need to continue working together and “in a constructive manner” in order to ensure that the SB58 meetings and the COP28 would deliver outcomes and results particularly for vulnerable developing nations.
Secretary Borje acknowledged the work of the UNFCCC Secretariat in providing a platform defined by “an enabling environment for discussion and cooperation,” with an emphasis on universal participation and inclusivity.
“The Philippines appreciates the work of the UNFCCC Secretariat and will continue to support all efforts that ensure that all relevant UNFCCC meetings are supported accordingly, both in terms of substance and operations,” said Secretary Borje.
Executive Secretary Stiell, on the other hand, reassured that the UNFCCC Secretariat remained fully committed to the UNFCCC processes and was at the full disposal of Parties.
Both officials looked forward to continue coordinating in the leadup to COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates towards success, and support all efforts for meaningful and transformative outcomes of UNFCCC meetings.
For updates on the Philippines’ participation in SB58, visit the Climate Change Commission’s website at https://climate.gov.ph and www.facebook.com/cccphl.