Join the People’s Review of SDG 12 & 13: Sustainability and climate justice beyond COVID-19
Happening on July 14, 2021 / 2:00PM – 3:30PM (Manila)
Register here: https://bit.ly/3xBkHXk
For decades, the Philippines has been subjected to environmental destruction attributed to the unregulated practices of extractive and pollutive industries. While the government ensures the adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP, through SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13) to preserve our finite natural resources and combat environmental destruction, it seems to be untrue to its goals: destructive mining operations proliferate, lands are being converted for commercial use, the agricultural sector is dominated by agribusiness and agrochemical corporations, and pollution seems to be endless. These aggravate the health and life hazards brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This forum aims to: 1) assess the Philippines’ progress in implementation of SDG 12 and SDG 13; 2) identify government laws and practices that hinder SCP and climate justice; and 3) propose policies for long-term economic sustainability and environmental protection beyond the pandemic.
This event is part of the forum series, the People’s Review of the Sustainable Development Goals organised by the Council for People’s Development and Governance through the PH Civil Society SDG Watch, and in collaboration with IBON International, Kamandag, Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives – CCNCI, Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, SUKI Network, and Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines.