Lopez family’s FGEN accelerates action on climate change adaptation

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and clean energy provider First Gen Corp. agreed to work together in helping communities and local government units (LGUs) prepare climate change adaptation and mitigation plans and strategies.

CCC secretary Robert E.A. Borje and First Gen president Francis Giles B. Puno recently signed a memorandum of agreement that aims to strengthen climate adaptation and mitigation initiatives of First Gen’s partner communities and LGUs, and promote their science- and evidence-based risk assessments.

“Our mission of forging collaborative pathways simply means that we cannot do it alone. Signing an agreement with [the CCC] is completely aligned with what our company is trying to do, in addressing an important challenge that’s ahead of us – climate change,” Puno said during the MOA signing.

Under the MOA, both parties agreed on a number of joint commitments, including the training of key stakeholders using CCC’s Communities for Resilience (CORE) modules.

CORE modules include background on national and international climate change policies and frameworks.

Both parties also committed to enhance the scope of First Gen’s flagship climate change information, education and communication (IEC) program, called Create for the Climate (CFTC), by adding to the First Gen IEC program a training component on localized climate risk profiling and climate change adaptation and mitigation.