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Creation of climate change body at city council sought

THE creation of the committee on climate change adaptation mitigation and disaster risk reduction, providing for its duties and functions and amending for the purpose of Resolution No. 13322-2019 entitled, “Resolution Prescribing the Rules of Procedure of the 19th City Council of Cagayan de Oro to Govern the Conduct of its Business,” has been proposed by Councilor Roger Abaday.

Abaday said as one of the standing committees of the 19th City Council  it shall have general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to ensuring the mainstreaming of climate change; formulation of a framework strategy on climate change; recommending legislation, policies, strategies, programs on and appropriations for climate change adaptation and mitigation; and the creation of an enabling environment that shall promote broader multi-stakeholder participation and integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It shall also cover the facilitation of capacity building for local adaptation planning; implementation and monitoring of climate change initiatives in vulnerable communities and areas and overseeing the dissemination of information on climate change, among others.  (sp)

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