NZ, UK embassies reaffirm commitment to address climate change

The commitment recognizes the imperative for an effective, collective response to climate change threats that include the deployment of innovative interventions with sustainable, positive impacts on supply chains and value chains

UNITED Kingdom Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils at the Climate Investment Forum 2022 held 21 November at Novotel Manila, Quezon City. | photographs courtesy of climate change commission

T he embassies of New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the Philippines reaffirmed their commitment to confront challenges in mitigating climate change.

The government of the United Kingdom emphasized the need to act and deliver results based on the country’s climate action priorities. It supports the Climate Finance Network with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

“The United Kingdom has been listening to the priorities of the new government in the Philippines, and we are working to deliver new programs, responding to its needs on coastal and marine adaptation, renewable energy and energy efficiency, nature-based solutions, science, and innovation,” UK Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils said in a statement.

NEW Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Kell.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Kell was among those who signed the Statement of Commitment on climate investment at a forum recently held at Novotel Manila.

Securities and Exchange Commissioner McJill Bryant Fernandez, Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. chief operating officer Roel Refran, and Climate Change Commissioner Albert P. dela Cruz led the ceremonial signing.

The commitment recognizes the imperative for an effective, collective response to climate change threats that include the deployment of innovative interventions with sustainable, positive impacts on supply chains and value chains.

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 1667 s. 2008, the Climate Change Commission spearheads the annual observance of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week every 19th and 25th of November, which aims to raise consciousness on addressing the impact of climate change.


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