Climate Change chief participates in ‘Climate Policy for 2050’ Learning Exchange Program with world climate experts

Climate Change chief participates in ‘Climate Policy for 2050’ Learning Exchange Program with world climate experts

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Upon the invitation of Germany’s Foreign Federal Office and the Goethe Institut, Climate Change Commissioner Rachel Anne Herrera and seven other experts participated in the learning exchange program “Climate Policy for 2050” held in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany from 19 to 25 June 2022.

Participants from Costa Rica, Finland, Israel, Japan, the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Mozambique, and Romania joined Commissioner Herrera in the roundtable discussions and meetings with German ministry units, research institutes, and universities to explore German policies toward reducing carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Germany has set ambitious targets of 80% greenhouse gas reduction by 2045 and renewable energy and energy efficiency will be the standard for investments to keep their economy competitive in a decarbonizing world.

“I thank the German Government for extending the invitation to the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) to this learning workshop. The relationship between Germany and the Philippines remains strong and positive. We are already working on many fronts, import of exchanges and sharing of experience towards increased climate change capacities,” said CCC Secretary Robert E.A. Borje.

“Rest assured that we will sustain this international engagement to address the existential threat of climate change and its impacts,” he added.

Forging ahead on climate action, the Philippines has always taken on important leadership roles in international climate diplomacy and in crafting more effective and more equitable international climate policies. (ai/mtvn)

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