The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8 joins the nation in celebrating November as National Environmental Awareness Month, Clean Air Month, as well as the National Climate Change Consciousness Week on November 19-25. 

To mark these significant environmental events, DENR 8’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in cooperation with the Regional Ecology Center Eastern Visayas conducted a Regional Environmental Summit for around two hundred (200) participants from the different local government units in Region 8, partner industries, and DENR 8 field offices.envisummit1

Discussions on Solid Waste Management, Air Quality Management, and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and an exhibit featuring solid waste management highlighted the two-day activity held on November 15-16, 2017 at Palo Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte.

According to EMB 8, the event was held to enhance public knowledge and consciousness on environmental protection and its impact on people’s health and the environment, establish collaboration and linkage among stakeholders, tackle solid waste management concerns of the local government units and solicit commitment to comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or the RA 9003, and capacitate the participants with knowledge on solid waste management and climate change.

DENR 8 Regional Director Arleigh Adorable is optimistic that the environmental summit will enhance environmental awareness among stakeholders and will become an avenue for sharing of strategies that will ensure a safe and sound environment for the future generations.

Emphasizing on the event’s theme, “Ako, Ikaw, Tayo ang Kalikasan”, EMB Regional Director Letecia Maceda stressed on the importance of working together and sharing little ways to protect the environment and minimize the ill-effects of climate change. ###

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    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 presented a paper entitled “Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Impacts through the National Greening Program (NGP)” to the participants of the 2nd Regional Conference on Climate Change RDE held at the Visayas State University, Baybay City on December 18-20, 2017.strpaper, presented by DENR 8’s Conservation and Development Chief Eugenia Bautista focused on the NGP as a climate change mitigation and adaptation…

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DENR 8’s ARD for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar presents Updates on Government Policy on Climate Change during the 2nd Regional Climate Change Conference conducted by PH Haiyan Cooperative in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission.

Mangrove forest and eco-park in Naungan, Ormoc City developed by the Naungan San Juan Mangrove Planters Association from what used to be a plain mudflat.

DENR 8 technical personnel record and monitor sightings of migratory birds in the wetlands of Eastern Visayas.

Residents of Brgy. Tagpuro join the mangrove tree planting activity spearheaded by the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative.

Participants to the tree planting activity in celebration of National Women’s Month and International Day of Forest plant mangrove propagules in one of the most devatated areas in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region in November 2013.

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