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
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/