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ONE WITH NATURE | AFP to hold 2nd Climate Change Summit

Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, DWDD — The second Armed Forces of the Philippines Climate Change Summit will be conducted at the AFP Theatre and Museum in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on December 2, 2016.

The summit, themed, Filipino catalysts: Preparing for a sustainable environment (Arming ourselves to face the challenges of climate change) aims to discuss the possible solutions in addressing climate change. It will be spearheaded by the Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the AFP.

Around one thousand participants coming from the different sectors of the society such as the government agencies, civil society organizations, and private institutions are expected to take part in the said event.

Marine Colonel Temoteo Ferdinand Blasco, Media and Civil Affairs Group Commander CRS AFP said, “If there is one vital issue that Filipinos should understand it is climate change.  It is already happening and we should be part of the solution in addressing this problem for our future generations,”

In line with this, the organizers not only aspire to promote awareness and establish possible solutions, but also intend to institutionalize the roles of these sectors in addressing climate change.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines believes that a strategic, multi-stakeholder approach is the best framework to ensure that the summit achieves its goals, thus, the main aim of the event is for every Filipino citizen to be one with nature.

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