DENR to take ‘decisive’ action against climate change, natural disasters
The current administration is set to take decisive steps to protect citizens from the threats posed by climate change and natural disasters.
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this before the the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) conducts a pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) presentation on climate change and natural disaster response today.
President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third SONA next week.
“There will be no let-up in the fight against climate change and disaster risks as the government will do everything to protect the public from their immediate threats,” Cimatu said.
The presentation of CCAM-DRR Cabinet Cluster, chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will highlight the cluster’s accomplishments and future activities aimed at ensuring the country’s resiliency to adapt to climate change and respond to disaster risks.
The presentation focuses on the four major outcomes under the Cluster Performance Project Road Map for 2018 – 2022, namely: preparing communities to respond to hazards and climate change; supporting communities to recover from the effects of hazards and climate change; protecting and conserving natural resources to increase resiliency in ecosystems; and pursuing a low-carbon future.
Reiterating the Cabinet Cluster’s commitment to form adaptive and resilient communities, Cimatu underscored the importance of preparing communities to respond to disasters.
“Climate change is chaos. We don’t know when the worst will happen. We need unity, convergence and synergy in our actions,” Cimatu pointed out.