The city government of GenSan will conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission monitoring in different local industries and establishments.
Moreover, the GHG emission will be carried out by the partner of the government such as the Mindanao State University (MSU). This will also be supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (SEAS).
“Agricultural engineering students from MSU will conduct the survey and data gathering for the GHG emission inventory,” he said in a report from the City Public Information Office,”Mayor Ronnel Rivera said.
As cited in the report from Philippine News Agency(PNA),General Santos city is a recipient of USAID’s Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity or Surge project. This project seeks to develop key growth areas outside of Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.
“USAID-Surge tapped ICLEI SEAS as a technical partner for climate change adaptation and mitigation programs, specifically in terms of mainstreaming climate considerations in the city’s development planning,”PNA reported.
Respectively, Gemma Borreros, USAID-Surge project coordinator said that greenhouse gas emission inventory survey will cover at least 400 establishments. Tuna canning plants and related industries, fuel retailers or gas stations, and rural water sanitation associations will be included.