Monday, September 10, 2012

Philippines and Germany ink agreement on $42.2 million climate change projects

GMA News: The Federal Republic of Germany and the Philippines toughened their joint stance against climate change Monday with the signing of a $42.2-million implementation agreement on projects related to the weather phenomenon.

The agreement called for technical and financial support by the German Development Cooperation-Deutsche Gesellshaft fur Internationale Zusammennarbeit (GIZ), which is responsible for several projects and programs in the country designed to secure natural resources as a basis for livelihood generation, enhancement of employment opportunities and in renewable energy.

During a briefing at the International Hotel in Makati City, presidential assistant for climate change Elisea G. Gozun said the "partnership has already identified programs that will be covered under this initiative."

Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering, vice chair of the Climate Change Commission, said that the GIZ is providing the needed support for local initiatives designed to help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change....

The spillway of the Pantabangan Dam in the Philippines, shot by Susan Corpuz, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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