CCC partners with AIM, private sector for Asian Conference on Climate Change & Disaster Resilience

August 10, 2023 Thursday

Thought leaders, decision-makers, experts, and other stakeholders have gathered for the Asian Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.
(Photo from Asian Institute of Management)


MANILA, 10 August 2023 – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and private sector stakeholders to conduct the Asian Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Resilience (ACCCDR) – a platform for multistakeholder dialogue to influence policy and practice on addressing climate change and disasters in Asia.

With the theme “Building Bridges: Driving Collective Action for a Climate and Disaster Resilient Asia,” ACCCDR facilitates the exchange of knowledge, innovative solutions, and best practices among the government, private sector, academe, and non-government organizations, aiming to contribute to the development of a more resilient and sustainable Asian societies.  

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, a staunch climate and disaster resilience champion, delivered a keynote address focused on the interlinkages between climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster risk reduction, including through nature-based solution.

The event features plenary sessions on public-private partnership for resilient critical infrastructure and lifelines, nurturing resilience in the face of disasters and climate change for food and water security, and leading an inclusive and just climate governance for a climate-resilient society.

CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje will deliver the Call to Action and Collaboration that will conclude the event.

Other esteemed speakers include Emmanuel Rubio, President and CEO of Aboitiz Power Corporation; Elirozz Carlie Labaria, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Portfolio Coordinator for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization; and Bruno Carrasco, Director-General of Asian Development Bank’s Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department.

The ACCCDR is presented by Aboitiz Power in partnership with CCC, AIM, Now Corporation, and EASD Environmental Consultancy.

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