June 20, 2023 Tuesday
The Climate Change Commission and First Gen Corporation spearheaded a community-level greenhouse gas inventory training for local government units in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya.
PANTABANGAN, NUEVA ECIJA, 20 June 2023 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) led a community-level greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) training in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, in partnership with First Gen Corporation, to support the initiatives of the local governments toward greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
LGU representatives from Pantabangan, Ma. Aurora and Carranglan in Nueva Ecija, and Alfonso Castañeda in Nueva Vizcaya participated in the pre-orientation training, which aimed at equipping LGUs with the necessary knowledge and skills for conducting community-level GHGI.
“We are providing support for our LGUs to identify and prioritize climate actions that are appropriate and relevant to their respective communities and contribute to the country's overall climate change mitigation efforts,” said CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje.
This initiative is part of the collaborative efforts of the CCC and First Gen under the "Create for the Climate" program to support LGUs in First Gen's host communities in formulating and updating their enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plans (eLCCAP). The GHGI is one of the modules included in the LCCAP.
The LCCAP, as mandated by Republic Act (RA) 9729, as amended by RA 10174, outlines LGU’s vulnerabilities and risks related to climate hazards, along with the corresponding adaptation and mitigation actions to be undertaken.
Both the CCC and First Gen Corporation demonstrate their commitment to support LGUs in their climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. Collaborative initiatives like the GHGI pre-orientation training aim to enhance local capacities and promote sustainable development for a climate-resilient future.
For more information on the CCC’s climate mainstreaming activities, visit https://climate.gov.ph and www.facebook.com/CCCPHL.