Embassy of France congratulates PH government for ratification of Paris Agreement on Climate Change

  • March 15, 2017

MANILA, March 15 - The Embassy of France in the Philippines congratulates the Philippine government and the Philippine Senate for the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

In a statement, the Embassy of France said, "The Philippines now joins 133 other parties to the Paris Agreement, representing more than 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions."

"The road to the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) started in the Philippines when the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change was launched during French President François Hollande’s state visit to the Philippines in February 2015. This call to the international community symbolized our shared commitment in the fight against climate change. The road to Paris continued in Manila through our Climate Week celebration in October 2015, where we were joined by policymakers, artists, the academe, civil society and the general public in supporting the conclusion of an ambitious, universal and legally-binding agreement at COP21."

The statement added that "The Philippines’ contribution to the positive outcome of COP21, as well as the eventual ratification of the Paris Agreement by the Philippine government, was the result of the invaluable and collective efforts of the country’s climate champions: Senator Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change whose advocacy on environmental protection and climate change issues is well-known locally and internationally, the Climate Change Commission, which has been committed to its mandate, and the numerous climate advocates in civil society. We also recognize the commitment demonstrated by the previous and current administrations in addressing climate change."

 

Moreover, the statement added, "The ratification of the Paris Agreement, which coincides with the 70th year anniversary of French-Philippine diplomatic relations, opens new perspectives for our two countries to develop and implement sustainable solutions towards a greener, more sustainable future for our planet."

 

"France, as a major contributor to the Green Climate Fund which pledges to raise $100 billion annually by 2022 for the adaptation and mitigation initiatives of developing countries, takes this opportunity as well to reiterate its support for the Philippines’ efforts in the areas of renewable energy and the green economy, disaster preparedness and rehabilitation, and ecosystem management," the statement concluded.(Embassy of France in the Philippines)


Other News

DepEd, partners conduct Psychological First Aid for displaced Marawi teachers, personnel
  • June 26, 2017
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 – A total of 44 public school teachers and personnel form Marawi City were among the first to receive Psychological First Aid (PFA) conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and its partners from June 20 - 22, 2017 at the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Region 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. Reaffirming Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to help and assist all affected learners, teachers and other DepEd personnel in re-establishing a sense of normalcy, DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) D...Read more
Report establishments that refuse to give Senior Citizen privileges-Angeles
  • June 26, 2017
TARLAC CITY, June 26 (PIA) -- Mayor Cristy Angeles encouraged the elderly to report establishments that refuse to give Senior Citizen privileges.   In her speech during the recently concluded Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines Leadership and Records Management Training and Seminar, Angeles reiterated that the city government strictly implements the privileges and benefits for the senior citizens as mandated by Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.   “According to RA 9994, senior citizens shall be entitled to 20% discount and ex...Read more
ARMM pursues IdoMalPhil trilateral maritime patrols
  • June 26, 2017
COTABATO CITY, June 26(PIA)—In a move to boost business confidence in the region, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government welcome the establishment of the trilateral maritime patrol (TMP) arrangement between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) chair Ishak Mastura acknowledges the significance of the arrangement in boosting the cross-border trading in the ARMM’s island provinces. “This (TMP) is an important development for the ARMM because people from our island provinces have been doing cross-border trading since...Read more
Campaign for “Letters of Hope” for soldiers and civilians in Marawi City on
  • June 26, 2017
COTABATO CITY, June 26 (PIA)—People from other regions and even those living abroad can reach out and offer prayers to soldiers and affected residents in Marawi City through “letters of hope”. Cabinet Secretary Khal Mambuay-Campong of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said a group of private individuals in Luzon started the campaign in coordination with the autonomous region. “Actually this idea started when a doctor who visited Marawi City launched a donation drive for garments and thank you notes to soldiers in the city fighting the local terror groups,” Sec. C...Read more