Secretary Balisacan chairs PCSD 2nd Quarter 2012 meeting

Newly appointed Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan chaired the 2012 Second Quarter Meeting of the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) last 17 May 2012 at NEDA Board Room. The ongoing preparation for the Philippine participation to the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil on 11-22 June 2012 was discussed in the meeting, including the country report and the proposed post-Rio+20 activities of the Council. Also discussed are updates on Land Administration Reform Act (LARA ) Bill, the outcomes of the 10th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention and 17th Session of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Conference of the Parties, as well as the Philippines preparations for the UNFCCC COP 18.

Present in the meeting were Council members and/or designated representatives from DENR, CCC, DFA, Business Sector and Civil Society Organizations.  Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez of CCC, and representatives from DILG and DENR-Land Management Bureau also attended the meeting.



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