GMA to sign climate change law

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — PRESIDENT Macapagal-Arroyo will sign into law the Climate Change Act of 2009 on October 30.

The joint Legislative-Executive Development and Advisory Council which met earlier to thresh out climate change measures agreed that one of the effective tools to face the global challenge of climate change must be institutionalized.

The law, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, aims to mainstream climate change into policy formulation, development planning, and poverty reduction programs. It also creates a Climate Change Commission to coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the programs and action plans of government relating to climate change.

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