Local Climate Change Action Plan up for review

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 12 (PNA) – The proposed Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) would be scrutinized by five standing committees of the local august body here, a council member said Monday.

City Councilor Prexy Elipe said that the LCCAP is a comprehensive mitigating plan about energy, climate change, and environment that would form part of the city’s policy in addressing the issues and concerns about those fields.

He said that under Republic Act 9729, the local government unit is mandated to develop an LCCAP.

“While the city council is not against the adoption of the LCCAP, it is the city mayor who should endorse the proposed climate change action plans,” Elipe said.

He said that based on the Methodology as cited in the Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment report project, activities should include the Local Chief Executive/Leaders’ Briefing, Forming Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing.

There is also a need to update the data since the information presented covered the year 2012 while the disaster management system that has been adopted since 2013 has not been reflected in the report, Elipe said.

The five standing committees tasked to review the proposed LCCAP are the committee on agriculture, environment and natural resources, public works, landed estate and subdivision, and the committee on energy. (PNA)