According to Lopez, the President's recent statements regarding the need to strictly regulate mining and the ratification of the Agreement show the President "deeply cares for the country."
"This joint executive and legislative effort shows our unwavering commitment to protect the environment on a global scale,” said Lopez.
The Paris Agreement calls for the reduction of carbon emissions, which have been linked to the occurrence of natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena such as the supertyphoons that have struck the country in recent years.
Twenty-two senators unanimously approved Senate Resolution No. 320 on the climate pact. The President signed the Agreement last February 28.
The DENR chief also made special mention of Senate Environment Committee Chair Sen. Loren Legarda, who the Secretary characterized as a tireless advocate and champion of the environment.
“The nation is thankful to Senator Legarda for her decades-long crusade to popularize and elevate environmental issues," Lopez said. ###
DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, Sinimulan ang pagtulong sa mga apektado ng operasyon ng minahan sa Zambales; Mga katutubong Aeta, makakatuwang.
Matapos na bisitahin ni DENR Secretary Gina Lopez ang Dizon Mines at mga apektadong barangay at mga katutubo sa Zambales ng operasyon ng minahan.
- DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, Sinimulan ang pagtulong sa mga apektado ng operasyon ng minahan sa Zambales; Mga katutubong Aeta, makakatuwang.
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