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Arroyo calls for global warming summit

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 18:47:00 11/12/2008

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called for a summit to discuss ways to address the problem of global warming and climate change, her adviser on the matter said Wednesday.

The Carbon Cutting Congress versus Climate Change (CCC vs CC) will gather 350 stakeholders in Malacañang on November 20, said Heherson Alvarez, Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change.

“Global warming and climate change perhaps is the most engaging and the most dangerous problem of the human community today,” Alvarez told a news conference at the Palace.

“It’s as much our problem because of our vulnerability. We are susceptible to the many dangers of global warming — flooding and the ferocious storms…The President is concerned that this dangerous global development has an impact on food supply, and the vast issue of poverty,” he added.

The CCC vs CC will draft a declaration that will be used by the Philippine delegation to the 14th Session of the Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland in December.

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