Tacloban City - The observance of the Climate Change Consciousness Week kicked off with an environmental awareness campaign dubbed as “Sama-sama sa K5: Kilos sa Klima at Kalamidad Tungo sa Kaligtasan at Kaunlaran”.

 

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1667, signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2008, declaring every 19th -24th of November as Climate Change Consciousness Week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8, in partnership with the barangay local government units of Burayan, Paraiso, and Taguictic, in San Jose, Tacloban City, conducted lectures on Climate Change, Solid Waste Management, and Geohazard, a storytelling activity for children, and a mangrove tree planting activity participated by around two hundred (200) local residents of San Jose.

 

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The kick-off activities for the observance of Climate Change Consciousness Week aim to create awareness on global warming and climate change by pursuing broad and intensive public information and education campaign to secure the collective cooperation of individuals and sectors at all levels in finding solutions to issues on climate change.

 

Anchored on this year’s theme “Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience”, the DENR sought for the involvement of the local residents of a climate/disaster-vulnerable community with the hope of raising their consciousness on global warming and climate change, encouraging individual actions, and increasing their climate and disaster resiliency.

 

DENR 8 Regional Director Arleigh Adorable said, “the government is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, and address issues on climate change. Cooperation and partnership is essential in achieving the goals of the government for a climate and disaster resilient community”. He also enjoined the community to take actions in their own localities saying, “we can only think globally, when we act locally”.

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu (in black coat) officiates the turn-over ceremony from outgoing RD Arleigh J. Adorable to incoming RD Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo lights the Olympic Flame to formally start the DENR Sportsfest 2017.

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.

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