Catbalogan City joins global campaign to fight climate change

Catbalogan City Hall joins cities around the world in support to fight climate change.

Last December 12, the city hall was lit in green to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement adopted by 195 countries in 2015 at the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to combat climate change.

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.

The Paris Agreement is a landmark in the multilateral climate change process because, for the first time, a binding agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

Catbalogan City, being a member of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and of UCLG ASPAC – United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific supports this global cause and commit to work with other cities and agencies to prevent the acceleration of climate change.

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