PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

The Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) is proud to present the midyear version of the PGS Lecture Series.

UP Department of Geography alumnus Russel James Andrade who currently sits as Biodiversity Focal and Project Assistant and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat will give a talk entitled CitiesWithNature: The important role of subnational governments in the protection and conservation of urban biodiversity on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 6:00PM.

For Andrade’s lecture, the important roles of cities in protecting and conserving urban biodiversity will be highlighted. Because local and subnational governments control development processes, mainstreaming biodiversity and incorporating nature-based solutions to local development plans greatly assist in the protection of cities from disasters and other impactful repercussions of climate change.

Russel Andrade is currently leading the implementation of the Developing Plastic Waste-Free Cities in Iloilo City which is also being implemented in two other Southeast Asian Cities and two cities in India. Russel was also part of the Urban Low Emission Development Project, which is a global project co-implemented by UN-Habitat and funded by the European Union, and contributed to the development of the Nationally Determined Contribution Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Plan (NDCMRVP) of the Philippines. He has experience working in various development and research projects of the Philippine Government. He was also engaged in the formulation of policies for adaptation and mitigation programs in the country while he was in the Climate Change Commission.

To participate in this webinar, please click this Zoom link to register.

This lecture series is co-sponsored by the UP Department of Geography.

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