PH hosts ASEAN’s 9th Working Group Meeting on Climate Change
Following the Philippines’ hosting of ASEAN Climate Change Partnership Forum 2018 this week, the Philippines will also lead the 9th Meeting of the ASEAN’s 9th Working Group Meeting on Climate Change starting today.
Joining the forum are chairs of relevant sectoral bodies and relevant dialogue partners, and external parties who will discuss priority activities on climate change actions, explore possible cooperation or collaboration and exchange information on flagship programs in the region.
DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change Analiza Rebuelta-Teh sees the multi-stakeholder forum as an urgent call for ASEAN partners to take concrete actions in tackling climate change.
“We have all seen the disastrous effects of climate change. We are convinced that the time to act is now. Through this gathering of ASEAN leaders and international technical experts, we hope to achieve a well-coordinated and integrated approach to addressing climate change,” Teh said.
Southeast Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change as a large proportion of the population and economic activity is concentrated along coastlines.