PRC inks memo on Carbon Neutral Program Convergence

Published June 25, 2022, 3:55 PM

by Charie Mae F. Abarca

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), together with its partner agencies, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Carbon Neutral Program Convergence, aiming to further recognize sustainable forestry and help mitigate climate change.

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, together with the members of the Society of Filipino Foresters Inc. and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) during the tree planting activity at the La Mesa Ecopark on June 25 in celebration of Arbor Day. (Image courtesy of DENR)

PRC started its Carbon Neutral Program initiatives in 2019. Of its initiatives, the declaration of June 25 of every year as PRC Nationwide Tree Planting Day was among the notable ones. This declaration gave way for its tree planting activities held annually during PRC Week Celebration.

Citing the rapid acceleration and worsening climate crisis, PRC, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI), and the Climate Change Commission, inked an agreement to push for the Carbon Neutral Program Convergence.

This is also known as the process of balancing carbon dioxide emissions with carbon offsets.

“The Carbon Neutral Program shall be a continuing program for Filipino professionals around the country to achieve carbon neutrality by way of reforestation initiatives,” said PRC.

PRC inked the MOA on June 13, 2022 in Quezon City.

 
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