Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Global warming and climate change week from Nov 19-25

Cagayan de Oro City (11/18/09) – Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared November 19-25, 2009, the “Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week (GWCCCW).”
Such provision is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1667, dated Nov. 18, 2008, that designated the period Nov. 19-25, 2008, and the year thereafter as the GWCCC Week.
The proclamation aims to create awareness on global warming and climate change by pursuing broad and intensive information and educational campaign to inform the general public the awesome and terrifying consequences of this phenomenon.
It also aims to secure the collective cooperation of our citizens, as well as the collective action of private and public sectors, at all levels, in finding solutions to this concern.
Thus, the President has enjoined all government offices, agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC), to participate and help in the awareness campaign on climate change.
Activities at the national level will be spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change, in cooperation with the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change.
Among others, these activities include the holding of lectures, forum, film showing, tree planting, poetry and poster contests with the special participation of the Cabinet Cluster on Education and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and display of banners/tarpaulins in all government offices and GOCC’s.
In Northern Mindanao, the project “Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) in Local Development Planning and Decision- Making Processes (LDPDMP)” will be implemented by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Engr. Leon M. Dacanay, Jr., Regional Director of NEDA-10, said prior to its implementation, a project launching will be done on Nov. 18, 2009, at Chali Beach Resort, Cagayan de Oro City, with a focus group discussion (FGD) on DRR/CCA to generate awareness and support, gather inputs and identify potential partners in other future project activities.
Expected to attend the FGD are some 100 stakeholders composed of local chief executives, heads of national government/regional line agencies, non-government/people’s organizations, academe and academic institutions, the private sector, including the religious, cultural and social organizations.  (Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob)

Regional Launching of Integrating DRR, Climate Change Adaptation:
Engr. Leon M. Dacanay, OIC-Regional Director of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in region 10 and Acting Vice-Chairperson of Regional Development Council (RDC)-X, delivers a message during a Regional Launching of Integrating Disaster Risks Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DDR/CCA) in local Development Planning and Decision Making Processes held at the Chali Beach Resort, Cagayan de Oro City. (Exuperio S. Zagado


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