Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by the Philippine government on Tuesday, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is preparing for the mainstreaming and finalization of the country’s obligations to the accord.
The country’s Senate voted unanimously to approve the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the country had signed the agreement last year in New York.
Now, CCC is working to finalize and mainstream the Philippines’ obligations under the Paris Agreement into the country’s policies, plans and programs.
The commission said in a statement, “With its accession to the agreement, the Philippines confirms its commitment towards global climate action and affirms its leadership in pushing developed countries to undertake more ambitious action and to provide more support to developing countries.”
The instrument of accession will be submitted to the United Nations in time for the next round climate talks in May this year.
During the climate negotiations at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in 2015, the Philippines had expressed intention to provisionally trim down its carbon emissions by 70 per cent by 2030.