Race to Zero: Combatting climate change in the Philippines

Uniting Asia to combat climate change
As the sustainability consultant for COP26, Arup, in partnership with leading organisations and think tanks, is organising the Race to Zero webinar series building up to the global summit. Bringing together experts from various fields in China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam together looking at the global issue in local perspective and coming up with united actions to achieve our common goal.

1. Opening remarks
Raul Manlapig, Director and Manila office leader, Arup

2. Sustainable futures
Dame Jo da Silva, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Arup

3. COP26 in Asia
Ken O’Flaherty, COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

4. Role of the engineer
Rachel Skinner, President of Institution of Civil Engineers

5. Role of the built environment
Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council

6. Impacts to and contribution of the Philippines to climate change
Rachel Herrera, Commissioner, Philippine Climate Change Commission

7. Role of green building and sustainability professionals in addressing the climate change
Mario Suelto, Technical Coordinator, Philippine Green Building Council

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