CCC, SGV to strengthen collaboration towards transformative climate action through stronger public-private partnership pathways

April 08, 2024 Monday

The CCC and SGV & Co. join forces to drive private sector strategies for low-carbon and sustainable development.

MANILA, 8 April 2024 The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.) are poised to further strengthen their collaboration for transformative climate action by identifying areas of cooperation and leveraging public-partner partnerships pathways.

CCC and SGV underscored the important role of the private sector in further efforts to bolster adaptive capacities at the local government level and stressed the value of science based and data-driven assessments..

“Adopting a whole-of-society and whole-of-nation approach is critical for success. One of the priority areas that we have is strengthening further the cooperation and partnership with the private sector to drive investment-led, transformative climate actions,” said CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje.

SGV & Co. meantime emphasized building capacities for data driven decisions and linking private sector and local government units to support sustainable development and climate initiatives.

The SGV & Co. cited the value of integrating private sector decisions that contribute to climate resilience, particularly for local communities..

“We also have to emphasize and highlight the climate resilience of our LGUs. That's one of our goals now, to see how we can help the LGUs be more climate resilient,” said SGV & Co. Chair Wilson P. Tan.

The SGV & Co. is a multidisciplinary professional services company that provides advisory services to both public and private sector entities, engaging in policy-making initiatives, climate resilience assessments, carbon market exploration, transition risk analysis, among other crucial areas.

The CCC and SGV & Co. are aligning their efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). By mobilizing private sector investments towards low-carbon initiatives, this partnership contributes to sustainable development, in line with the broader SDG agenda.

As the lead policymaking body of the government on climate change, the CCC is actively engaging with the private sector to foster partnerships aimed at addressing the climate crisis.

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