V-LED Good Practice Exchange: Low Emission Development in the Philippines

15/03/2016

Local low-emission development projects are being showcased by city governments during a good practice exchange organised by UN-Habitat and adelphi, hosted by the City of Santa Rosa.

Held on 16 March 2016, the good practice exchange brings together representatives from nine local government units (LGUs) in CALABAZON region, as well as the Regional Office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of CALABAZON, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Climate Change Division and the National Solid Waste Management Council.

The focus of the event are local-level mitigation projects, specifically related to solid waste. Participants will gain insights into the ways LGUs can implement solid waste projects that are able to contribute to reaching the emission reduction targets outlined in the country’s ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ – submitted to the United Nations in October 2015. The Republic of the Philippines’ submission pledges to cut carbon emissions by 70 per cent by the year 2030.

Among other, the City of Santa Rosa will present its bio-composting and charcoal briquetting project, as examples of good mitigation practices. The event also includes a site visit to the facilities. Other cities will also have the opportunity to share and discuss their good practise examples in a multimedia exhibition including videos and photographs.

Overall, the event provides an opportunity for LGUs to learn from each other and share insights on how local low emission projects can be enhanced. Information gathered and shared will inform the development of a guide for LGUs to integrate low emission development projects into local-level planning processes.

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