ONE ASEAN FOR URBAN RESILIENCY

ONE ASEAN FOR URBAN RESILIENCY

ONE ASEAN FOR URBAN RESILIENCY web

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones (4th from right) joins hands with key speakers during the opening of the 3-day Forum on Urban Resiliency to Climate Change and Disaster –Risk Reduction Management Strategies held Tuesday in Laoag City.  Part of a series of fora conducted in consonance with the Philippine hosting of ASEAN 50, the event gathered scientific and policy experts to share experiences and information, and discuss plans in achieving sustainable urbanization in the ASEAN region through resilient urban areas. In photo are (left to right): University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Professors Dr. Felino Lansigan and Dr. Juan Pulhin; DENR-ERDB Director Henry Adornado; Philippine permanent representative to the ASEAN Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso; Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos,  overall coordinator for the forum Dr. Simplicia Pasicolan; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia research manager Dr. Khamarrul Azahari Razak; Chulalongkorn University Thailand’s Senior Adviser Dr. Bharat Dahiya; and Institute for Global Environmental Strategy Policy Researcher Ran Yagasa. ###