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YesPinoy foundation strengthens partnership for #NowPH

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YesPinoy Foundation Inc., the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) will strengthen their partnership for #NowPH or Not On Our Watch Philippines, the country’s youth in climate action movement.

Launched in 2015, the #NowPH gathered 3.6 million Filipino signatures in support of the adoption of the Paris Agreement during the 21stConference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It also resulted in the issuance of Proclamation No. 1160, declaring November 25 of every year as the National Day for Youth in Climate Action.

To sustain the campaign, YesPinoy, NYC and CCC have agreed on institutionalizing #NowPH as the country’s foremost movement intended to engage the global community in promoting young people’s meaningful participation in climate action and disaster risk reduction efforts.

The Movement will also reach out to 10 million climate action and disaster resilience warriors.

According to YesPinoy Founding Chairman Dingdong Dantes, creating a culture of climate and disaster resilience starts with youth empowerment and engagement.

“The country is highly vulnerable to climate change and disaster, and we should engage the Filipino youth, who comprise 30 percent of the country’s population, to secure a sustainable future” said Dantes.

While the campaignis focused on climate action, #NowPH will also be prioritizing disaster risk reduction efforts in line with the government’s advocacy of synergizing climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management.

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