EMB National Capital Region recently conducted a webinar entitled “Webinar on Hazardous Air Pollutants, Climate Change, and 25 Clean Air Measures: Adapting to New Normal Challenges” last Friday, November 27, via Zoom Meeting App. The said event was held in line with the celebration of Environmental Awareness Month, National Clean Air Month, and Climate Change Consciousness Week.
EMB-NCR’s Environmental Education and Information Unit Head Ms. Salvacion Aguinaldo-Solis, on behalf of Regional Director Atty. Domingo M. Clemente, Jr., delivered the message to the participants. She welcomed and thanked them for participating in the said webinar and gave emphasis on the climate change crisis that we are facing today.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez congratulates the organizers, speakers, and attendees of the webinar. According to him, the online event is very timely as we are currently experiencing climate change and typhoons as a result. He also encouraged the participants to take the opportunity to learn from the webinar and share the learnings to others and fight climate change together.
Climate Change Office Head Engr. Albert Magalang also sent a message to the participants of the webinar and persuaded everyone to act together in fighting climate change and use the learnings from the webinar. He also focused his message on climate change.
Engineer Jean C. Borromeo, OIC of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division, discussed to the participants the sources of air pollutants and its effects to health and the environment in her presentation on “Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAZAPs)”.
EMBCO – Climate Change Division’s Supervising EMS, Ms. Gerarda D. Merilo discussed the effects of climate change to people’s health and the environment in her presentation on “Climate Change Impacts on Health and Environment.”
EMBCO – Climate Change Division’s Supervising EMS, EnP. Liz C. Silva explained to the participants the 25 Clean Air Measures. She briefly discussed short-lived climate pollutants, vehicle category and its emission standards.
The webinar ended at 12 in the afternoon with Ms. Salvacion Aguinaldo-Solis thanking the participants.