CIMATU LEADS CCAM-DRR CABINET CLUSTER MEETING

CIMATU LEADS CCAM-DRR CABINET CLUSTER MEETING

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, chair of the Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction Cabinet Cluster (CCAM-DRR) presides over the cluster meeting held at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City. Cimatu, together with Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance, and Climate Change, cluster members and representatives discussed the Risk Resiliency and Sustainability Program (RRSP) which is the proposed strategic framework of the cluster, the plans for the National Determined Contribution in support to the Paris Agreement, and the draft ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Other cluster members are the Executive Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, the Head of the Presidential Management Staff and the Secretaries of Budget and Management, NEDA, Foreign Affairs, Information and Communications Technology, Interior and Local Government, Public Works and Highways, Social Welfare and Development Agriculture,  Energy, National Defense, Chairs of the MMDA and the HUDCC. The Climate Change Commission is the cluster Secretariat. ### 



 

OUTLANDER PHEV FOR THE DENR

OUTLANDER PHEV FOR THE DENR

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (on driver’s seat) inspects the Outlander plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) on exhibit during the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on June 29 and 30. The unit is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that has lesser carbon dioxide (CO2) emission compared to vehicles that run on gasoline. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was a recipient of five units each of the Outlander PHEV and the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) from Mitsubishu Motors Corporation. ### 









 

HYBRID SERVICE VEHICLES FOR DENR

HYBRID SERVICE VEHICLES FOR DENR

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is a recipient of five units of the Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle or i-MiEV (in photo) from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). The i-MiEV is a hybrid car which can run at 130 to 160 kilometers per hour. Its battery can be charged in fast battery charging stations, likewise donated by MMC, in about 30 minutes. The donation of five i-MiEV units and five Outlander PHEV units will be used as service vehicles of the DENR Central Office and its regional offices in Cebu and Davao. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ( left) with Policy, Planning and International Affairs Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones view the i-MiEV during the 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. ### 



 

DENR CHIEFS PAST AND PRESENT

DENR CHIEFS PAST AND PRESENT

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) links arms with former Department  of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretaries Ramon J. P. Paje (left) and Angel C. Alcala (right) in a show of unity of DENR leaderships. Paje and Alcala visited Cimatu to personally receive their Plaques of Recognition which were given to DENR chiefs during the 30th Anniversary celebration of the DENR on June 9, 2017. 









 

SOLIDARITY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN GROWTH

SOLIDARITY FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN GROWTH 

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Secretary Roy Cimatu (center), leads a symbolic solidarity pose during a four-day congress organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for research and development experts from the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region, China, South Korea, and Australia to discuss strategies in protecting the ecosystem and biodiversity in urban areas. Joining Cimatu are, from left: Sunwoo Bae, Program Officer of the UN Institute for Training and Research – International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders of Jeju, South Korea; Architect Felino Palafox Jr., principal architect of Urban Planner; Director Henry Adornado of the DENR’s Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB); Dr. Bharat Dahiya, an urbanist at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University; Atty. Roberto Oliva, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversiy; and Dr. Simplicia Pasicolan of the ERDB, Overall Coordinator of the congress. ##






 

PORTRAIT OF SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

PORTRAIT OF SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (foreground) views a diorama showcasing a sample of a sustainable urban area represented by green growth, space for nature, masterly-planned human settlements, and dynamic land use amid seaports, high-tech industries, and clean manufacturing. The diorama was on display at the exhibit area set up for the R & D Congress on Sustainable Urbanization in the Course of ASEAN Economic Integration at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. The event, organized by the DENR through the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, forms part of several activities lined up for the Philippine hosting of ASEAN 2017, which coincides with the 50th year celebration of the ASEAN region. Joining the Secretary are other DENR officials. 






 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR CLEAN AIR

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR CLEAN AIR

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas R. Leones (center) accepts the symbolic key from Mr. Osamu Masuko (2nd from right), President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) to signify the turnover of five units of Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle (i-MiEV) and five units of Outlander plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). The ceremonial turnover held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City marked the opening of the 1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Summit in Manila from June 29 to 30. Joining Undersecretary Leones are Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Service Director Edwin G. Domingo (extreme left) and Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Assistant Secretary Rommel R. Abesamis (2nd from left) both of the DENR. Electric vehicles produce less carbon emissions than conventional cars and can help reduce air pollution in the country. ### 






 

PERSONNEL ACCOUNTING & STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT

PERSONNEL ACCOUNTING & STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT

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Safety Officers of DENR’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Team accomplish the Emergency Response Monitoring Report 1 which reflects personnel accounting (e.g.  number of employees safely evacuated, rescued as well as the number of casualties)  and structural assessment or extent of damage to properties at the Incident Command Post during the earthquake drill conducted by DENR-Central Office in support of the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill to prepare citizens for the “big one”.  ### 






 

SIGNS OF LIFE

SIGNS OF LIFE

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Search and Rescue Officers of the DENR’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Team check the vital signs of an “injured” employee during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill held Thursday, June 29 at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. The officers successfully “rescued” five employees from the DENR main building. ### 









 

EARTHQUAKE DRILL

EARTHQUAKE DRILL

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Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office follow the standard procedures of duck, cover, and hold as they join the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill held Thursday, June 29. The earthquake drill aims to create muscle memory on all employees to prepare them for the “big one”. ### 






 

CONGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

CONGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION

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Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu calls on members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve economic growth without compromising the environment during the opening of the Research and Development Congress on Sustainable Urbanization in the Course of ASEAN Economic Integration held Tuesday at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila.  The congress, consistent with the celebration of the ASEAN50 chaired by the Philippines, gathered R & D practitioners from different research institutions, academe and private sector from member countries, including partners from South Korea, Australia and China. ###