By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
CL Foundation Inc. recently hosted a two-day climate resilient communities seminar-workshop at the Planta Centro Hotel in Bacolod City, which saw hundreds of low income residents from across Negros Occidental in attendance.
“This [came] about because of my advocacy [for] the environment,” said CL Foundation executive director, former Bacolod City Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez.
He added, those in attendance “need a lot of help” with regard to the effects of climate change.
Climate Change Commission Policy Research and Development chief Jerome Ilagan, who served as a resource speaker, said countries need to look at how local communities adapt to climate change to see who are the most adversely affected.
He said climate change will bring about concerns regarding food security, water security, human security; along with challenges with knowledge and capability building, maintaining a sustainable environment, and promoting sustainable energy.
“We should learn how to conserve water [and] observe proper disposal of garbage,” Ilagan suggested.
He also recommended to plant vegetables./DGB, WDJ