The CALABARZON Regional Development Council – Private Sector Representatives (RDC-PSRs) encouraged fellow PSRs from other regions to advocate the compliance to and adoption of the terms of a just transition provided for in the 2015 Paris Agreement during the 12th RDC PSRs National Convention on April 28 and 29 via video conference.
The Paris Agreement is an international treaty that acknowledges “the imperatives of a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs in accordance with nationally defined development priorities” and highlights the importance of workers in responding to climate change.
“A just transition is an integral part of many of the global commitments adopted by countries. It seeks to ensure that the substantial benefits of a green economy transition are shared widely, while also supporting those who stand to lose economically – be they countries, regions, industries, communities, workers or consumers” said by RDC IV-A Co-Chairperson Ladislao L. Andal during the business meeting wherein the PSRs shared their advocacies.
The CALABARZON PSRs also promoted the facilitation of the Local Public Transport Route Plan; fast-tracking of the removal of obstructive poles and trees; lifting of the moratorium on Bachelor of Science in Nursing for all schools nationwide; implementation of a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in programs and activities to reduce teenage pregnancy; provision of guidance and basis on red-tagging; and provision of national and local government capacity building workshops on the devolvement Internal Revenue Allotment.
Francess Louise P. Lopez, NEDA Region IV-A | April 30, 2021