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Watch the first in a series of videos about GGGI’s in-country work. This video report presents the work of the Ecotown project in the Philippines, which GGGI is carry-out with its partner, the Climate Change Commission.
The Ecotown project aims to incorporate green growth action plans into municipalities and provinces located within and around high-risk biodiversity areas, such as coastal regions.
Read more here.
Yvo de Boer, who headed the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), told Guardian Australia that the country’s political leaders must help people understand that all countries are doing what they can to cut emissions.
“[Leaders must] give people confidence that we’re all lifters, but that we must respect that each shoulder is not able to shoulder the same amount,” de Boer said, referring to former prime minister Robert Menzies’s description of “lifters and leaners”, often cited by current prime minister Tony Abbott.
Read the full article from The Guardian here.