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Marcos meets with former UN chief to discuss green growth strategy

President Marcos on Monday, Feb. 26, met with former United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to express his support for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which the latter currently heads.

In his meeting with Ban, Marcos stressed the importance of funding GGGI, so it could expand its projects in the country to help in adaptation and mitigation of Philippine agencies against climate change.

Malacañang also said Marcos pushed for better cooperation for the institute.

GGGI works with partners in the public and private sector in developing countries around the world to put green growth at the heart of economic planning, according to its website.

It also supports emerging and developing countries seeking to develop rigorous green growth economic development strategies.

Other agenda included in Marcos and Ban’s meeting was the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution and National Adaptation Plan of the Philippines, Malacañang said.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga and Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin also joined in the discussion.

In a post on X, Manalo said he was delighted to reconnect with Ban, whom he described as a “very good friend of the Philippines.” — Joseph Pedrajas

Credit belongs to: www.mb.com.ph

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