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Mayor Honey learns best practices of other countries in addressing Climate Change

Sadiq Khan and Honey Lacuna
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who serves as the C40's chairperson, receives from Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna a commemorative coin during the breakfast meeting of the Asia-Pacific mayors. (Photo courtesy of Councilor Uno Lim)

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna has expressed gratitude for having been invited to attend the C40 World Mayors Summit currently being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, saying she has learned of the best practices by other countries when it comes to addressing the very serious problem of climate change, among others.

Lacuna, who was joined by Manila second district Councilor Uno Lim as head of the Manila City Council’s committee on international relations, said the summit would aid the city government largely in fighting climate change. Also with her were Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office chief Arnel Angeles, department of public services chief Kayle Amurao and Councilor Tol Zarcal.

In addition, Lacuna said the summit also focused on the important role that the local government plays in leading the efforts of providing protection for the environment.

The summit was held in order to achieve the following: accelerated global action for those displaced by climate change; 24-7 carbon-free energy for cities programme and creation of 50 million green jobs by 2030.

Uno Lim
Tondo Councilor and Manila City Council international relations committee chair Uno Lim joins Mayor Honey Lacuna in attending the C40 World Mayors’ Summit in Buenos Aires.

Coun. Lim said C40 has 96 member cities comprising 20 percent of the global economy and representing one twelfth of the world’s population.

Mayors of C40 cities are on the leading edge of climate action, deploying a science-based and collaborative approach to help the world limit global heating and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities, he added.

C40 is focused on fighting climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

Lacuna presented London Mayor Sadiq Khan with a commemorative coin and stamp made in commemoration of Manila’s 450th founding anniversary.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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