CDIA Participates in Learning Exchange to Ensure Sustainable Low-Carbon Future for Philippine Cities

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CDIA, through its Environment and Resilience Specialist Joy Bailey, and Climate Finance Intern Riadadh Hossain recently participated in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines’ two-day event titled, “Bridging the Gap: Cities and their Transition to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Future” on 17-18 August 2016 in Quezon City, Philippines.

As a strategic learning exchange, the gathering of Philippine cities together with key national agencies such as the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) served as a platform to share, engage in, and propose good practices pertaining to common urban challenges such as climate change, disaster, energy sufficiency, and so on.

City planners, investment officers, and environment officers from twelve (12) local government units (LGU) across the country showcased their success stories, as well as their difficulties in moving towards climate change mitigation and low-carbon urban development through improved  building design and energy efficiency, alternative transportation options, better waste management and other unique city solutions.

Taking off from CDIA’s experiences in working with Philippine cities, Ms. Bailey joined the panel session and shared about financing options for urban infrastructure.

WWF and CDIA envision to work closely together to deliver knowledge products and capacity development on topics such as urban resilience and climate change.

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