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PH, Japan seek ties for the environment

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THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment Japan are set to discuss environmental issues and share opportunities for cooperation toward a decarbonized infrastructure and society.

The two agencies will hold an online event for the first-ever Philippines-Japan Environmental Week from March 2 to 4, 2022. It is expected to convene around 1,000 participants from the public and private sectors, research and academic institutions, international and regional organizations, and nongovernment organization.

In a statement, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the event will pave the way for new opportunities for strengthened partnerships as he cited the Philippines-Japan partnership over the past years, particularly on environmental innovation and development, and waste management policy.

“Without a doubt, our country continues to face environmental crises, such as waste pollution and climate change, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Strong global partnerships and cooperation anchored upon shared vision and goals are vital toward green recovery,” Cimatu said.

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