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Green Convergence, DENR to hold 3rd PH Environment Summit

Cagayan de Oro will host the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit with the theme “Paradigm (re)Shift: Heeding Nature” on February 26-28, 2020 at the Grand Caprice Convention Center. This year’s Summit shall showcase programs and projects that contribute to the country’s social and economic advancement while protecting the environment.

“Global warming and its flip side, climate change, has starkly revealed that our current paradigm for thinking and doing is unsustainable, and it is now undeniable that we must respect and return to nature’s principles if we are to continue the gains of cultural evolution and to save the environment on which our lives depend,” explains Dr. Angelina P. Galang, President of Green Convergence.

The biennial Summit is unique to most fora on the environment that present the dire state of our planet for it recognizes the countless efforts of many Filipinos who are taking positive steps to counteract the destruction.

It is now undeniable that we must respect and return to nature’s principles if we are to continue the gains of cultural evolution and to save the environment on which our lives depend. 

Angelina P. Galang, president, Green Convergence

Galang declares, “Our Summit proclaims the good news.” She adds, “We celebrate the Philippine environmental movement, and call for the Filipino people to unite in accelerating the drive towards sustainable development.”

Confirmed plenary speakers include Federico Lopez, CEO of the Energy Development Corporation and Mitos Urgel of the World Fair Trade Alliance Asia. Also invited are Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu will deliver the keynote address.

Hosting of the summit is rotated among the three major island groups of the country. The Summit was first held in 2016 in Luzon at the SM Mall of Asia, Metro Manila, while the 2018 event was held in Visayas at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City. The 2020 Summit will be the first time that Mindanao hosts the event.

The 3-day Summit will carry the themes of Safe Food, Healthy Environment, and Sustainable Economy. Each day will have plenary sessions in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Around 1000 participants from all over the country are expected to attend.

The 3rd Philippine Environment Summit is supported by the Energy Development Corporation and the Forest Foundation Philippines. Those who wish to attend are asked to pre-register at bit.ly/2020PESReg. For inquiries, send a message to greenconvergencephil@gmail.com.

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