San Juan City CENRO joins move to contain Greenhouse Gases, climate change

San Juan City CENRO joins move to contain GHGs

LGUs move to contain Greenhouse Gases, climate change

The Greenhouse Gas team of San Juan City, Metro Manila recently attended the USAID-Philippines Capacity Building seminar for Local Government Units on Greenhouse Gas Accounting , Management and Inventory – The Community Level at Paseo Premiere Hotel in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

The GHG project aims to assist the LGUs in preparing its Climate Change Action Plan based on the identification of greenhouse gas mitigation potentials and identification of adaptation strategies for vulnerable communities and areas, including ecosystems to the impacts of climate change, variability and extremes. The LGUs are expected to account all greenhouse gas emissions sources, sinks and removals, consistent with the International and Local Government Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis.

Representing San Juan were Roehl Rivera of the Engineering Department, Engr. Antonio Banay of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Ana Marie Bangud Polytechnic University of the Philippines Green Scholars, CENRO Deaprtment Head Dante Santiago. Jun Remolona of the Planning Department is also a member of the team.

Spearheading the seminar were Divina Chingcuangco of USAID, Danilo V. Villas, National President of PLLENRO (Philippine League Of Local Environment And Natural Resources Officers, Inc.), and Gao Pronove of USAID, and Bianca Gutierrez of CEnergy.

The entity-level reports of the eight participating LGUs were discussed during a previous seminar after which all reaffirmed their commitment to move forward to the community-level inventory.

The workshop on community-level GHG inventory for LGUs include Makati City, Quezon City, San Juan City and the provinces of Aurora and Asturias, Cebu and the municipalities of Bay, Kalayaan, Sta. Cruz, Santa Rosa and Batangas City in the province of Batangas.

The training workshop was conducted by technical experts from GHGMI Marco Butazzoni and Mike Burnett, together with the local coaches. #