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PIA Press Release
2009/10/28

Be involved in addressing effects of climate change, exhorts EMB

Tuguegarao City (28 October) -- The lady director of the Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) Region 2 has called on the attention of every individual to be involved in mitigating the effects of climate change, as large number of people have experienced horrifying weather disturbances which may be attributed as the result of human activities.

Regional Director Lormelyn Claudio said everyone must be aware of climate change so that everyone will be involved in adopting measures that would address its effects to the environment.

"We can no longer stop climate change because it is already there, but we can still do something to address its effects to the environment where we are living in", Claudio said.

Claudio said everyone has witnessed how typhoons "Ondoy" and "Pepeng" struck the country which can be attributed to climate change, but the reason lies on human activities that destroy the environment which are supposed to be our shield in times of disasters like super typhoons.

She stressed that energy conservation and strict compliance with Solid Waste Management Act, such as recycling, waste segregation and reduction on use of toxic wastes are some effective ways to help in mitigating climate change.

"Tree planting is also one way of mitigating climate change because trees absorb the gas emitted by vehicles and factories, and it also helps in preserving the green environment," Claudio added.

She also commended the efforts of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 2 and other line agencies and non-government organizations in initiating mangrove plantation along coastal zones of the region which is very vital in preserving the aquatic resources and the environment.

Claudio said climate change is everybody's concern and the time to move for its mitigation is now and it starts with our self discipline. (Oliver B./PIA 2) [top]

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