October 14, 2023 Saturday
Global and national leaders convene for the launch of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2024
PASAY CITY, 14 October 2023 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) supports the Philippines in its role as the host country for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) in 2024.
The official launch of the conference was held today, coinciding with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Key figures such as Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr., and Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, formally inaugurated the conference.
Scheduled from October 14 to 17, 2024 in Manila, the APMCDRR will serve as the primary regional platform where global leaders convene to identify solutions to disaster risk issues and promote coordination and cooperation on the implementation of the Sendai Framework in Asia and the Pacific.
The launch witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement by representatives from national government agencies, the private sector, and development partners.
The CCC, one of the member agencies of the 2024 APMCDRR Inter-Agency Committee, recognizes the importance of this conference, especially in the context of the escalating climate crisis.
"The Climate Change Commission fully supports the Philippines hosting of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The APMCDRR places the Philippines firmly at the locus of regional and global convergent action on climate change, disasters and biodiversity loss through improved governance and strengthened collaboration toward resilience," CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje said.
Alongside the APMCDRR launch, the CCC actively participated in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Exhibit (Market Place) held as part of the 10th Top Leaders Forum. Mostly students, the visitors explored the CCC's booth, which showcased local climate resilience efforts and initiatives.
For more information on the CCC’s climate mainstreaming activities, visit https://climate.gov.ph and https://facebook.com/cccphl.