Climate change awareness week set

November 16, 2018

The Climate Change Commission has lined up various events in celebration of the 9th Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness (CCC) Week.

With the theme “1.5°C Challenge: Survive and Thrive Together,” this year’s CCC Week from November 19 to 25 will highlight the importance of urgent climate actions to curb the fast-rising slope of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Said CCC Week will kick-off with plenary sessions on climate science and policy, including the highlights of the IPCC Special Report, focusing on the impending impacts of the 1.5°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels and the importance of avoiding further GHG emission, among others.

“Our country’s GHG contribution of 0.37% may be considered a drop in the bucket of the global contribution, but we still need to contribute to the global goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C. As a nation vulnerable to climate change, we are bound to suffer most from the impacts of climate change,” said CCC Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman explained.

“Our CCC Week, more than an avenue for exchange of knowledge and practical solutions, is also a wake-up call for all of us take climate action seriously. Through this event, I hope we can generate collective efforts to fight a common threat that is climate change,” De Guzman added.

For interested participants, registration for the opening ceremonies is still open, visit bit.ly/ccc Nov. 19. For inquiries, please call 0967.206.6465 and 0921.541.9507 or email the Secretariat of the Climate Change Commission at secretariat@1o5c.ph