The Filipino youth led the celebration of the National Day for Youth in Climate Action yesterday, November 25.
With the theme #NowPH: Young Artists for Climate Action, the National Youth Commission, Climate Change Commission and the YesPinoy Foundation Inc. organized a series of activities in line with the Climate Change Consciousness Week and Presidential Proclamation 1160 declaring every November 25 as the National Day for Youth in Climate Action.
The national observance is also part of #NowPH or Not on Our Watch Philippines, the youth-led campaign that brought 3.6 million Filipino signatures to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Paris, France, last year.
Simultaneous events were conducted in Metro Manila while the Department of Education encouraged all schools nationwide to initiate activities related to climate change.
The Philippine Education Theatre Association facilitated the Young Artist Workshop at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, which was participated in by students and youth leaders representing Indigenous Peoples communities.
Subsequently, the Makati Science High School hosted the #NowPH Town Hall that featured the documentary entitled 2 Degrees: Panahon Na.
A Music and Arts Night at the Eton Centris Activity Walk, Quezon City, concluded the one-day celebration.
The #NowPH Day is also supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund, United States Agency for International Development B-LEADERS Project, Maynilad, Eton Centris and GMA Network.” #NowPH2016 #ClimateAction #TimeIsNow