DENR, PIA, AUL to hold Regional Environmental Summit

           Legazpi City—A thousand student leaders are expected to join the Regional Environmental Summit to be hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol, Phil. Information Agency (PIA) and Aquinas University of Legazpi City (AUL) on September 12, 2014 at the AUL Dome in Rawis, Legazpi City.

DENR Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales said the confab is part of the DENR-PIA national Climate Change Advocacy campaign, which aims to temper public apathy toward climate change through strategic communication and social mobilization.

“We need to engage our youth, especially our student leaders from various tertiary level institutions to instill in their minds adaptation and mitigation measures to better equip them against the dire impact of climate change,” Dir. Gonzales explained.

RD Gonzales said the activity will be serve as a nexus for the motivation of the youth to act and participate in the climate change advocacy.

Topics to be discussed in the morning will be “Climate Change: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally by, Governor Joey Salceda of Albay; and”Climate Change Advocacy: Imperatives for Behavior Change by Director General Jose Mari Oquineña of PIA.

In the afternoon, topics are “DENR’s Perspective and Plan of Action on Climate Change Adaptation” by DENR Sec. Ramon Paje; and “Situationer-Insights into Climate Change Adaptation” by Engr. Virgilio Perdigon of AUL.

An open forum will ensue after every topic presentation. 

Press Release: September 9. 2014