Photo Release
February 21, 2012

SENATE-NEDA, PARTNERS IN CLIMATE CHANGE: A Multisectoral Consultation to Enhance the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Content of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), organized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and co-convened by Senator Loren Legarda, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, was held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It was attended by key officials including Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning Cayetano Paderanga (2nd from left), Department of National Defense Undersecretary Proceso Domingo (3rd from left), and Commissioner Naderev Saño of the Climate Change Commission (not in photo). Legarda emphasized that “We have to ensure that the PDP strongly communicates the call for more and better investments in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, such as flood control, forest management, hazard and risk identification, mapping and assessment, research and development, preparedness, and risk financing.”