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Mobilizing Investment for the NDCs at the Local Level in the Philippines: Energy Efficiency by and within Local Government Units
Before the country implemented a massive lockdown due to Covid-19 outbreak, the Philippine Department of Energy was busy preparing to implement the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EE&C Act) which not only addresses energy savings in LGUs but also targets a big chunk of the country’s climate change mitigation goals. This past February, the IKI-MI project realized a Domestic Technical Consultation with representatives from 14 LGUs across the nation, along with the Department of Energy and other key stakeholders, to discuss: What are the specific coordination and capacity challenges faced by the LGUs to implement and comply with the EE&C Act? How do LGUs existing plans create or hinder climate change investment opportunities? What would a registry to monitor bottom-up EE investments and energy savings, or other GHG mitigation activities look like? Will local environmental officers take on an active role in implementing the EE&C Act in their local levels?

The webinar will discuss the roles and responsibilities of Philippine Local Government Units (LGUs) in complying with recently enacted national laws on energy efficiency at the local level to achieve the NDC.

May 27, 2020 03:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Oliver Gonzales
City Environment Officer
Mr. Oliver Gonzales is the City Environment Officer of the Batangas City Government, as well as the National President of the Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resource Officers (PLLENRO). This is linked to the National Climate Change commission chaired by the President.
Jeanette Laurente
Ms. Jeanette is a consultant to various local organizations on climate change policies and programs. She has recently worked on energy efficiency-related programs of the government as well as assisted LGUs in doing their greenhouse gas inventories and in drafting their Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAPs).
Doris Sagenes
City Environment and Natural Resources Officer
Ms Doris Sagenes - the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer of the City of Imus in the Province of Cavite. She has been with the City’s environment office for the past 12 years where she spearheaded notable environmental and climate change-related projects that not only contributed greatly to the City’s goals but also brought the City its numerous awards and distinctions.