“Kinahanglan magsinuportahay kay kung ma pollute ta diri, maapektuhan gihapon ang uban nga lugar.”
Thus said Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya in his special report on his latest travel to Hannover, Germany for the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) 10th World Conference held on Oct. 21-25.
Nacaya said the city’s drive and advocacy on saving the planet and the ecosystem system services must be pushed hard. It had been providing us with so much yet we are contributing so little to the continuance of their existence, he explained.
“In totality why in 20 years up to now the challenge of the academic sector, the government, private practitioners including advocates and stakeholders of water system have converged was for the reason that it has already been felt so long ago the changing of the time and insufficiency of water supply and that of climate change. No less than the UN recognized that there is really lacking in the attention that we should provide for natural resources as observed even in our locality,” the councilor further pointed out.
The ESP 10 conference aims to facilitate discussion and cooperation among those working in the field of ecosystem services, and its members especially. It also strengthens ties between professionals from all over the world, so best practices in the field of ecosystem services can be shared and ideally implemented elsewhere.
More than 600 research studies were presented during the plenary and breakout sessions in the five-day conference. Two of which were from Cagayan de Oro, the only representative from the Philippines. (sp)