DepED to kickstart 6th National Climate Change Conference on Nov. 23

Published November 22, 2022, 6:31 PM

by Charie Mae F. Abarca

In partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) University Library ALIVErary BOOKS program, the Department of Education (DepED) will launch the 6th National Climate Change Conference (NCCC) in November 2022.

The three-day virtual conference will be launched beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23 until Friday, Nov. 25.

6th National Climate Change Conference (DepED / Facebook)

“Naglalayon ang tatlong araw na komperensiya na paigtingin ang kaalaman at pataasin ang partisipasyon ng mga mag-aaral, academic community, at mga kawani ng DepED ukol sa climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions (The three-day conference aims to intensify the knowledge and increase the participation of students, academic community, and DepED staff on climate change adaptation and mitigation intervention),” said DepED on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

According to DepED, the 6th NCCC’s theme will focus on “Responding to Climate Change: Role of Education towards Climate Change Action.”

Among the topics that will be discussed include the following: Science and impacts of climate action; librarians’ perspective on climate change; climate change disaster risks and response; as well the impacts of climate change on justice and responsibility.

Meanwhile, to further extend its support to Republic Act 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009, UPLB, together with DepED Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) will build “future-proof libraries” as part of its mission to disseminate climate change-related knowledge to Filipinos.