CLRG and NCPAG masteral students convene El Niño Climate Finance Forum
The masteral class of PA 208, in partnership with the CLRG and the Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) convened a public forum which sought to assess the climate financing readiness of both national government institutions and local governments. In his keynote address, Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta warned of the concentrated risks and exponential vulnerability of communities impacted by the El Niño and La Niña. He said that government has been "green streaming" projects--that is, tagging budget items that contribute to climate change response. He also emphasized the need for a valuation of environmental assets as a vital component to climate financing.
The panel of speakers included National Food Authority Administrator Renan Dalisay, Mr. Isagani Serrano (Social Watch Philippines), Mr. Gerard Espero (Agence Francaise de Developpement) and Ms. Renee Evangeline Granadino (Landbank of the Philippines).