The cities of La Carlota and San Carlos were among the 13 localities in the Philippines that were cited by the World Wide Fund for Nature for their sustainable practices towards a climate-resilient future.
The virtual awarding of the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) was held on Wednesday, December 9.
Other localities that were recognized were Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Dipolog City, Malolos City, Parañaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, and Tagum City.
The OPCC recognized the cities initiatives and commitments intended to accelerate the shift towards a climate-resilient economy and a low-carbon future.
San Carlos City Environment Management officer Arthur Batomalaque there is a need for the locality to establish policies and ordinances regarding programs that promote renewable energy in every household and consider the creation of bike lanes on city streets.
Launched in 2011 as the Earth Hour City Challenge, OPCC is a global challenge for cities to present ambitious, holistic, inspiring, and credible plans for low carbon development, including a dramatic increase in the use of sustainable and efficient renewable energy solutions, as well as sustainable urban transport systems today and beyond, WWF said on its website.*