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DENR, Globe hail winners of KLIMA-likasan Awards

In celebration of the 2022 National Climate Change Consciousness Week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Globe recognized the efforts of individuals, groups, and local government units (LGUs) to address climate change, contribute in disaster risk reduction, and promote cultural and behavioral shifts.

In line with its commitment to climate resiliency, Globe partnered with the DENR Climate Change Service (CCS) and is the lone private sector co-presenter of the 2022 Mga Kuwentong KLIMA-likasan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards.

Entries were evaluated based on their Climate and Disaster Resiliency content (60%), visual appeal of photos and videos (30%), and the geographical reach of the initiative (10%).

The board of judges composed of representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Globe chose individuals, groups, and local government units that have come a long way in their efforts to address climate change impacts within their communities or beyond.

As the county’s leading digital solutions provider, Globe recognizes that climate change is a huge challenge that requires collective action, hence the need to support and highlight the efforts of Filipinos from around the country.

“We see technology, which is a key enabler of industries, to help accelerate the just transition to a green economy,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer of the Globe Group.

“Let us all work together to build a sustainable and climate-resilient Philippines. It is our fervent wish that by giving recognition, ang Mga Kuwentong Klima-likasan ay magbibigay ng mas malawak na inspirasyon para sa ating lahat upang tumugon sa pangangailangan ng ating kalikasan,” she added.

First prize winners for the individual, group and LGU categories who won P30,000-P50,000 in cash were:

● Moises Butic – The Ifugao Muyong: Perpetuating a Forest Legacy

● iRISE UP – Intelligent, Resilient, and Integrated Systems for the Urban Population

● CDRRMO Baguio City – Smart and gender-Inclusive Flood Early Warning and Mitigation System

KLIMA-likasan also gave out Climate Technology for Resilience Awards. Winners for this category were chosen for their contributions and initiatives that highlight the role of digital technologies in building resilience, including the use of artificial intelligence, robotics, sensor-driven tools, smartphone applications, the Internet, SMS, and social media, among others.

The awardees are:

● Raheemah Hafsah Pangarungan’s BIOPHIL, which intends to provide cleaner, cheaper, a more accessible energy source and products from water hyacinth, an invasive plant species within Lake Lanao

● iRISE UP’s Intelligent, Resilient, and Integrated Systems for the Urban

Population, which aims to streamline the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Information System of Quezon City

● CDRRMO Baguio City’s Smart and Gender-Inclusive Flood Early Warning, Information and Mitigation System for its online system, real-time data capture system, and flood mitigation action plan

“The stories that we received from 16 regions in the country only say one thing: there are already significant actions happening on the ground. We need to take note of them, document them, map them and see how we can scale up the initiatives to expand to other areas in their community,” shared Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh of the DENR.

To view the complete list of winners and be inspired to become a climate change warrior like them, visit: https://www.denr.gov.ph/index.php/news-events/press-releases/4704-denr-names-winners-of-klima-likasan-awards-for-climate-and-disaster-resiliency.

To learn more about Globe’s sustainability initiatives, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.

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