Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines graces workshop on People’s Survival Fund

By jtabangcura - Posted on 09 February 2017



Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, John Holmes shares a light moment with BSU President, Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. on February 8, 2017 at the ATI-CAR.

Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, John Holmes attended the orientation and workshop on how to access the People’s Survival Fund (PTF) held at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) on February 8, 2017.

The workshop, organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) in partnership with the Canadian Government and Benguet State University, gathered Local Government Officials from Benguet and Mountain Province seeking to fund their efforts in protecting their harvests and further adapt to climate change.

The PTF was established through Republic Act 10174. The act amended the Climate Change Act of 2009 by adding a climate finance feature. The PTF provides long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of Climate Change. The Embassy of Canada committed $2.65 billion in climate finance until 2020 for developing countries.

“The government of Canada is pleased to support this capacity building workshop on climate-inclusive planning to help enable local government units plan, mobilize and access climate finance from existing sources such as the People’s Survival Fund,” said Holmes.

Before gracing the workshop, the Ambassador was also accompanied by BSU officials to the Strawberry Farm.//JST