MAKATI, Philippines — A momentous stride toward regional climate cooperation unfolded as the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), in partnership with Aboitiz Power and the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines (CCC), orchestrated the “Asian Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Resilience” (ACCCDR) on August 10.
The conference, held at AIM’s Dr. Stephen Fuller Hall, marked a critical juncture in regional climate collaboration, bringing together an impressive assembly of experts, policymakers, and advocates. Under the banner theme “Building Bridges: Driving Collective Action for a Climate and Disaster Resilient Asia” the event emphasized the significance of collaborative endeavors in addressing these pressing issues.
“Our lands have borne witness to the increasing intensity and frequency of disasters, leaving no community untouched. Yet, as we gather here, we celebrate the power of collective action to overcome these perils,” said Dr. Jikyeong Kang, AIM president and dean.
The event gained additional significance with the presence of esteemed figures, most notably Senator Loren Legarda, who delivered the keynote address. Senator Legarda’s participation underscored the gravity of the conference’s mission, as she passionately addressed the audience on the importance of collective action and collaboration.
“Climate change is, without a doubt, the global governance challenge of our time. It knows no borders, ideologies, and timelines, requiring us to channel our collective intellect and resolve into comprehensive action. It is global, as it affects the global community – no country can stand and survive alone,” said Sen. Legarda.
The success of ACCCDR serves as a powerful testament to the potential of multi-sectoral collaboration in steering Asia toward a resilient and sustainable future. As participants converged, their combined efforts hold the promise of shaping a collective trajectory that propels swift and impactful climate action, promising a brighter and more secure tomorrow for the region.
With a shared commitment to action and collaboration, ACCCDR stands as a beacon of hope and a rallying point for collective efforts against the escalating climate crisis. As the conference concluded, participants left with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with valuable insights and connections that will undoubtedly drive further collaborative endeavors in the fight against climate change and disaster resilience.