GTZ Offers Funding for Philippine Climate Project

The German Technical Cooperation, or GTZ, is providing nearly 5 million euros (USD6.7 million) over the next two to three years to help the Philippines reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, according to The Philippine Star. The project centers on the promotion of sustainable land use, particularly on forest-dependent communities. Non-governmental organizations will be tapped for the project to encourage awareness on land and user rights, strengthen local capacities in participatory forest protection and rehabilitation, draft local policies and agreements on forest and nature protection, execute information and awareness-building campaigns, and back policy dialogues.

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    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.