Mayor attends climate change convention in South Africa

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

DUMANGAS, Iloilo Mayor Ronaldo B. Golez was chosen to attend the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Local Governments for Sustainability) convention on climate change in Durban, South Africa, last December 2-4, 2011.

The convention entitled “The Durban Local Government Convention: Adapting to a changing climate — towards COP17/CMP7 and beyond” gathers local governments and their associations to elaborate on the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress, focusing on understanding and improving the profile of adaptation as a critical tool in achieving local developmental and sustainability objectives.

Golez was invited to participate as a speaker during the session themed “City perspectives – Adapting to Climate Change.”


He was tasked to present a case study on how his municipality is pioneering local solutions to adapt to climate change.

To note, Golez was recognized as a pioneer advocate in Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation.

Dumangas, under the leadership of Golez, was first in the country and second in Asia to host the Climate Field School.

Moreover, Dumangas was recently awarded first place for Gawad Kalasag Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Assistance.

The Department of Interior and Local Government also conferred Dumangas the “Seal of Good Housekeeping” this year for having excellent performance in governance, transparency and accountability. (PR)

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