Organized jointly by Earth Institute Asia, Inc. & International Development Research Centre, the launch has invited Dr. Herminia Francisco, Director, EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast & East Asia, Singapore to give a talk on Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast Asia.
This will be followed by insights from a panel of reactors composed of Dr. May Celine Vicente from the Manila Observatory, Dr. Peter Nilo Tiangco from the National Mapping & Resource Information Authority, Ms. Sheila Marie M. Encabo from the National Economic & Development Authority, and Sec. Heherson T. Alvarez, Presidential Adviser on Global Warming & Climate Change.
Climate Matters: Launch of the New Regional Climate Change Vulnerability Map for Southeast Asia will be held in the East-West Room of the Manila Golf & Country Club along Harvard Road, Forbes Park in Makati City.
This initiative is also in collaboration with:
Asian Institute of Journalism & Communication, Ateneo de Manila College of Science & Engineering, Center for Philippine Futuristics, Department of Energy, DENR/Environmental Management Bureau, Development Academy of the Philippines, Earth Council Asia-Pacific, Earth Day Network, GREEN Army Philippine Network Foundation, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Manila Observatory (MO), Manila Water, Mindanao Business Council, National Mapping & Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA), OIKOS Society, Philippine Army, Philippine Business for the Environment, Philippine Council for Sustainable Development, Philippine Foundation for Science & Technology, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, Philippine Women’s University, Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming & Climate Change, Society of Filipino Foresters, Switch Movement, and WWF Philippines.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Nature, together with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Green Army Network, and the SWITCH movement will hold a press launch for Earth Hour Philippines (EHP) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glorietta 3, Makati.
Aside from the mentioned organizers, the press launch has invited several of the local government units which have pledged support for Earth Hour such as Manila, Makati, Pasay, Mandaluyong and Marikina. Outside Metro Manila, the cities of Cebu and Davao have organized themselves and their localities for the upcoming event.
Personalities such as Margie Moran, Jim Paredes, Tweety de Leon, Cory Quirino, Paolo Abrera and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde were invited and have accepted to become EH ambassadors.
Others who will be present during the press launch are church groups, business councils, youth organizations, civil society, academic institutions and non-government organizations.
|8:15am-9:15am||Park Clean Up|
|9:15am-2:00pm||Organic Food Family Picnic (Booths will be selling organic food)
Cultural presentation by Bailan
|2:00pm-5:00pm||Concurrent Workshops on Ecological Solid Waste Issues
Institution: ZERO Waste Recycling MRF
Institution: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Petition via ONEVOICE, France