Pasig City, Philippines: The Ambitious City Promises (ACP) will be officially launched in the Philippines on November 28, 2017, at Oakwood Premier, Pasig City.
Launched before a global audience on October 20 at the Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change, ACP is a three-year regional project supporting cities in Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam to operationalize local climate action through an active and inclusive stakeholder engagement strategy.
In the Philippines, ACP cities are Pasig, Parañaque, and Marikina. These cities will receive assistance from ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability and Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) in establishing and implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions strategies, taking into account the cities’ development pressures and local context while also emphasizing the importance of citizen engagement and working with relevant national ministries.
Drawing inspiration from the “Promise of Seoul,” a mitigation plan with the aim to reduce 20 million tons of GHG emissions by 2030, the project will be implemented in close coordination with SMG.
ACP is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) program.
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon guaranteed Seoul’s continuous support for the project, noting, “The BMUB, ICLEI, and Seoul, will spare no efforts to ensure that the Ambitious City Promises project is successfully implemented…To guarantee better and brighter lives and futures for the citizens, we [cities] need to be more open and flexible in the way we think and act.”
There will be a press conference on November 28, 10:00 AM at Oakwood Premier, Pasig City with the mayors of participating cities, officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and ICLEI representatives.