“I understand that the DOST was a major participant in the development of our stand in the Paris Agreement and so whatever difficulties we may encounter, we are bound to extend our support so I think it is doable if all sectors will cooperate,” Dela Peña said in a press briefing in Malacañan on Wednesday, March 1. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Paris Agreement last Tuesday, February 28. “For example, we have made a commitment that between the years 2000 to 2030, we have to reduce our carbon emissions by 70 percent. That’s really a big commitment,” Dela Peña explained.
“We have to intensify our research on renewable energies, on energy conservation, and on other areas… So we have to improve our programs,” he said. “Of course, education will also be an important part,” Dela Peña said.