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DepED to highlight the role of education towards climate action in 6th NCCC

To strengthen awareness of climate change adaptation and mitigation, the Department of Education (DepED) will hold the 6th National Climate Change Conference (NCCC) this week.

(Courtesy of DepED FB Page)

DepED, through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS), has partnered with the University of the Philippines Los Baños University Library for the conduct of the 6th NCCC scheduled on Nov. 23 to 25.

With the theme “Responding to Climate Change: Role of Education towards Climate Action,” the 6th NCCC also aims to “increase the participation” of learners, the academic community, and DepEd personnel in climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions.

Based on the program, Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Z. Duterte-Carpiois expected to deliver the keynote speech. UPLB officials are also expected to give inspirational messages related to the event.

The 6th NCCC is part of DepED’s commitment to climate action and as mandated by the Republic Act 9729, otherwise known as the Climate Change Act of 2009 which provides, among others, the role of the department in integrating with its plans, programs, policies and activities the concepts of climate change.

Currently, DepED is integrating climate change principles and concepts into the primary and secondary education curricula or subjects.

Moreover, the DRRMS serves as the lead focal and coordinative unit of the DepED in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

The DRRMS, in response to the urgent call for climate action and empowerment, will hold the 6th NCCC which aims to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and learning platforms consistent with the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)’s identified range of education options for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and the National Climate Change Action Plan for 2011 – 2028 priority for knowledge and capacity development on climate change

The said conference is organized with the support of UPLB University Library through its ALIVErary BOOKS Program.

The event aims to strengthen awareness of climate change adaptation and mitigation and increase the participation of learners and DepEd personnel and stakeholders in climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions.

Specifically, the conference also aims to provide a space for an exchange of discussion from views, perspectives, and experiences on climate change and what to do about it and discuss differentiated roles of learners, teachers, and schools on climate change and climate action.

Moreover, the 6th NCCC aims to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration among learners, personnel, academe, civil society, and other stakeholders

The expected outputs at the end of the implementation of the NCCC include the conduct of climate education and climate action advocacy campaign; participants have an improved understanding of the science of climate change; and an appreciation of the differentiated roles and responsibilities towards climate action.

The 6th NCCC will be livestreamed via the official Facebook pages and YouTube channel of DepEd Philippines, DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service, and UPLB University Library.

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