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Climate change mitigation will benefit farmers, regenerate environment, says Angara By Charlie V. Manalo 08/28/2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Climate change mitigation will benefit farmers, regenerate environment, says Angara

By Charlie V. Manalo 08/28/2011
The government, in cooperation with the global community, must come up with a long-term blueprint for programs that would mitigate the impact of climate change on man and the environment, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara said yesterday.

“Disasters like floods, droughts, forest fires and the increase in tropical cyclone have caused too much lives and material losses amounting to billions of pesos,” Angara said, adding in pursuing carbon finance in the forestry sector, the role of government cannot be underestimated.

Referring to a document by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD), Angara strongly endorsed that the Philippines seriously consider mitigating climate change through the so-called “carbon sequestration” which refers to the capture and storage of carbon.

Plants, especially trees or forests, are effective natural means (by photosynthesis) of converting carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using sunlight..... MORE

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