by Irma A. Guhit
SORSOGON CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) -- Guided by the global trend for sustainable development, this city has anchored development to harmonize with the environment, advocating the "Green Economy Approach."
Sorsogon City Mayor Leovic R. Dioneda expressed the importance of the natural environment of areas where development will take shape, that when development takes place, tree conservation, its topography, and the overall setting should be taken into consideration.
According to the global trend of green economy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, "A green economy approach is essential for sustainable development and climate change adaptation in a world where population growth and consumption of limited resources are generating disaster risk. Human well-being and the resilience of communities will depend on how well local government can make the transition to a greener economy for development."
The guidelines or trend for sustainable development has been the guiding principle of the city now it being the pilot of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation strategies and whereby it will adhere to the guidelines for sustainable development and human wellness.
Sorsogon City Information Officer Manny Daep explained that the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) will enforce stricter policies for development guided by the policies on Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program and the Green Economy Approach.
According to the Green Economy Approach principle : "A green economy must invest in people and social capital -- through health care, education services and access to social safe nets -- independent of the consideration of individuals as human capital, and should ensure that the benefits of economic growth are equitably shared." (MAL/IAG-PIA Sorsogon)