Quezon City takes part in US climate change awareness program


Quezon City has taken part in the second “Our Cities, Our Climate” exchange program as part of the city’s efforts to participate in the global action to fight climate change.

The participation is the city’s “way of building on our work toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future,” Mayor Herbert Bautista said.

The 10-day exchange program will gather 17 Urban Sustainability Directors from 16 countries. Bautista said Quezon City Environment Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) Head Fredericka Rentoy will represent the city.

Bautista said the program will help the city pursue more innovations and tools to address climate change.

The program, a partnership between the United States State Department and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will run from October 5 to 15 in U.S. cities like San Francisco, Austin, and Washington D.C.

The program will discuss the transition to a renewable energy supply system, improving energy efficiency in buildings, diverting waste streams, ensuring climate preparedness, and engaging key stakeholders.

Other participating cities include Adelaide, Cairo, Cape Town, Cartagena, Chengdu, Istanbul, Karachi, Lima, Marrakesh, Montreal, Nairobi, New Delhi, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, and Warsaw.