The President of the Republic of the Philippines has emphasized mainstreaming transport sector low carbon paths at the national and local levels. Being a cross-sectoral issue, the need for convergence among relevant government agencies is important. The formulation of the National Environmentally Sustainable Transportation Strategy (NESTS) has been made possible through the leadership of the Department of Transportation and Communications with the cooperation and support of an inter-agency, multi-sectorial network of local experts of government agencies, NGOs, academia, and research institutions. The order is to transform the transport sector, to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels through non-motorized transport, mainstreaming of the EST at the local government level, and undertaking an extensive mass media, social marketing, and mobilization campaign.
Likewise, it is critical that the network of multilateral international organizations and development partners provide assistance and increase awareness among local government units (LGUs), building the government and LGUs' technical capacities. Similarly, the exchange of information and best practices across the country and regional grouping can help forward the agenda on low carbon transportation systems. It is essential that the mainstreaming of low carbon paths in the transportation sector be aligned vertically and horizontally across relevant sectors, within the country and across regions for greater impact.
This webinar session will feature the following distinguished panelist:
- Anneli Lontoc, Undersecretary, Department of Transportation and Communications, Senior Research/ Teaching Fellow, University of the Philippines – School of Urban and Regional Planning.
About LEDS Global Partnership
The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) GP was founded in 2011 to enhance coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among countries and international programs working to advance low emission climate-resilient growth. The LEDS GP currently brings together LEDS leaders and practitioners from more than 120 countries and international institutions through innovative peer learning and collaboration forums and networks. For the full list of participants and more information on partnership activities, see ledsgp.org.
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