Climate Resilience Project Launched

  • 15 August 2014, Friday

MANILA, Philippines - Representatives of local government units covered by a new project called Technical Assistance on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds sign a ‘Commitment to Protect Critical Watersheds and Promote Green Growth’ during the project launch last Aug. 6 at SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City. Climate Change commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez led the project launch along with Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) principal climate change specialist; and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The project seeks to demonstrate climate-resilient and green growth options for communities in the watersheds of Lower Marikina (Cainta, Marikina, Quezon City), Camarines Sur (Milaor, Naga City, San Fernando), and Davao Oriental (Banganga, Boston, Cateel). The project is financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through the ADB with the CCC as the implementing agency for the Philippine government. ADB chose SEARCA to handle the project in collaboration with CTI Engineering International Co. Ltd., Woodfields Consultants Inc., and Ergons project marketing consultants. The project team and partners also professed their commitment as stakeholders in the project with their signatures.