President Aquino Presents Climate Change Reforms; Calls for Commitment to Support V20 Nations
In his statement during the Leaders Event for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France on November 30, 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III reiterated his call to rich countries to share the burden of poor countries, especially the so-called Vulnerable 20, in addressing concerns of climate change.
Executive Order 193
Following the reforestation gains of the National Greening Program that gave the Philippines international recognition with the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Forest Resources Assessment for CY 2015 as 5th worldwide in having the greatest forest area gain, President Benigno S. Aquino III on November 12, 2015 signed Executive Order No. 193 expanding the coverage of the NGP.