From Suitcase to Soot Case

November 21, 2018 Wednesday

  • National Business Climate Action Summit
  • Breakthrough Business Models for a Decarbonized Transportation Sector
  • Drawing Market-based Solutions for Solid Waste Management Water
  • Climate Smart Philippine Hospitals
  • Launch of the Awards System for the Private Business Sector

Manila, Philippines 21 November 2018 – The Climate Change Commission is spearheading this year’s observance of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week from 19 to 25 November 2018 with the theme: The 1.5˚Celsius Climate Challenge: Survive and Thrive Together.

A soot is a finely divided carbon deposited from flames during the incomplete combustion of organic substances such as coal as defined by Collins dictionary. Damaging our health and environment, we inhale it, every day. From the boardrooms to one hall of discussion, each participant on this day carries with them in their suitcases the knowledge, methods and strategies, and their commitment for carbon neutrality.

On the third day of the conference, the event brings together government actors, business leaders and development agencies’ movers to shed light on the issues and actions governing industries and other sectors’ carbon emission and to discuss and resolve this head-on.

The conference starts with The Journey of Exponential Transformation: A Presentation at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 by Christina Figueres of Mission 2020 and Professor Johan Rockstrom of the Stockholm Resilience Center.

A panel discussion to be moderated by Howie Severino focuses on the Rising To The 1.50 Celsius Climate Challenge: Translating Vision Into Action wherein Messages of Leadership Resolve and Commitment to Climate Action is laid out. This is participated by Atty. Emilio Aquino of SEC, Bernard Vincent Dy of Ayala Land Inc., Tessie Sy-Coson of SM Investments, Hans Sy of SM Prime Holdings, Michael Holmes of OceanaGold Philippines, Inc., Edmundo Fortunado of Analog Devices Philippines and Irwin Lee of Universal Robina Corporation.

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson on Senate Committee on Finance and Climate Change asserts through We Are Doing Something About Climate Crisis: The Philippine NDC Video, their efforts to address this challenge that we all face.

An overview of the Climate-Smart Philippine Hospitals Program is going to be presented by Dr. Linda Milan, Advisor for the Greening Philippine Hospitals Initiative of the CCC, followed by the Launch of the Awards System for the Private Business Sectors by Sandee Recabar, Chief of the Implementation and Oversight Division of the CCC.

The afternoon session holds the venue for exchanging information, knowledge and efforts on Breakthrough Business Models For A Decarbonized Transportation Sector and Drawing Market-Based Solutions For Solid Waste Management.