Interested applicants on the upcoming “Pioneering Local Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory and Management to Address Climate Change” in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on August 8-12, 2012 may now contact the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication for a slot.
The convention is a project of the Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Inc. and the USAID-Clean Energy Project to provide a venue where local government units who have already started their greenhouse gas inventory to share their experiences with other places and as well as with nongovernment organizations.
“All cities and municipal LGUs are encouraged to do their GHG inventory as a means of mitigating climate change. I urge these LGUs to send their environment officers to participate in this important event,” PLLENRO President Danilo Villas said in a statement.
A greenhouse gas inventory, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is an accounting of greenhouse gases emitted to or removed from the atmosphere over a period of time. Policy makers use inventories to establish a baseline for tracking emission trends, developing mitigation strategies and policies, and assessing progress. An inventory is usually the first step taken by entities that want to reduce their GHG emissions.
An inventory can help local governments identify the greatest sources of GHG emissions within their jurisdiction, understand emission trends, quantify the benefits of activities that reduce emissions, establish a basis for developing a local action plan, track progress in reducing emissions, and set goals and targets for future reductions.
International experts will discuss GHG Inventory and Management to help members prepare their respective Local Climate Change Action Plans.
Interested participants may contact AIJC’s, Mae Lubid or Imelda Samson at (02) 740-0396 or text Ms. Bing Germino at telefax no. (049) 530-0015 or Ms. Linda Creencia at tel. no. (049)530-0015 loc.4401 or mobile no. 0916-378-1289 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.