President Aquino to keynote International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change in Albay

By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY – President Benigno S. Aquino III will be the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change in Albay on May 19, Governor Joey Sarte Salceda confirmed to the Philippines News Agency (PNA) Thursday.

The province of Albay is hosting three important international conferences from May 15 to May 20 at the Oriental Hotel here.

The President will also be the guest of honor in the opening of the Bicol University College of Medicine (BU-CM), blessing of the Cagsawa Bridge and fly-over inn the Bicol International Airport, and the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Agriculture.

The tourism conference will address a whole range of relevant issues — from the competitiveness and sustainability perspectives, identification of specific challenges and vulnerabilities, to the examples of relevant actions.

A selection of successful implementation of initiatives for low carbon tourism development — including climate change mitigation policies, installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and others — will be presented.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to share with the international community, at the ministerial and expert levels, further knowledge and lessons learned on tourism and climate change from other countries.

The event will end with a plenary session in which conclusions and recommendations will be presented.(PNA)


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