University of the Philippines hosts launching of climate change #NowPH Campaign

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA)--The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the National Youth Commission (NYC), are launching today, October 6, a youth-led campaign that calls for a positive outcome during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France this December.

Supporting the campaign called #NowPH: One Million Filipino Youth Voices for Climate Action, are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-LEADERS) Project and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF

#NowPH, or Not on Our Watch Philippines, aims to consolidate at least a million pledges of support and amplify the country’s ardent appeal to governments, businesses, academe and other stakeholders to urgently address the adverse impacts of climate change, especially in poor and highly vulnerable countries, like the Philippines.

#NowPh will call on the international community to decisively limit man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to help prevent the global temperature from rising to 2 degrees Celsius – the world’s climate tipping point. The campaign is also in response to the Joint Manila Call to Action on Climate Change of the Philippine and French Government that underscores the crucial role of the country in the upcoming international climate change negotiations.

The University of the Philippines is one of the institutional partners of the Climate Change Commission and the National Youth Commission for the #NowPH Campaign. #NowPH aims to empower young people to help raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle.

A Grand Media Launch for the #NowPH Campaign will be held on 6 October 2015, 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the University of the Philippines Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The launch will be attended by representatives from 300 institutional partners, private sector organizations, members of the media and youth groups. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.nowph.org/ (UP/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)


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