CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA) – The Quezon City Government has completed its Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan 2021-2050.
Mayor Joy Belmonte spearheaded the launch of the recently completed strategic framework and roadmap to build climate resilience, pursue carbon neutrality, advance green economic development, and provide a livable and quality community for all.
The plan is geared to advance food security, water sufficiency, ecosystem and environmental sustainability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy, and knowledge and capacity development.
The Enhanced LCCAP also integrates the scientific and inclusive approach following the C40 Climate Action Planning Framework to ensure it is aligned with the goals and objectives of the Paris Agreement.
The project outputs from the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) project were also turned over for the solarizarion of 50 public high schools in the city with support and assistance from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). This initiative will lower energy costs of the schools by reducing electricity consumption while also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The launch was done through a virtual event, participated by British Ambassador to the Philippines, Daniel Pruce, German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel, GIZ Country Director Irina Scheffman, C40 Cities Regional Director Milag San Jose Ballesteros, and other partners, along with the members of the Quezon City Environment Policy Management Council and Coun Dorothy Delarmente, Chair of the Committee on Parks and Environment. (QC PAISD/PIA-NCR)