Rappler's Pia Ranada to join Germany climate policy study tour
MANILA, Philippines – The German Embassy in Manila has organized a study tour for select Philippine journalists centered on the country's climate policy following the historic global climate deal sealed in Paris.
Agreed by 195 nations, the Paris deal sets the goal of limiting global warming to "well below" 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (two Celsius) above pre-industrial levels, by moving to clean energy.
Rappler's Pia Ranada and Helen Flores of the Philippine Star were tapped for the study tour in Berlin and Hamburg from June 5 to 11.
The journalists will meet with German climate policy officials and experts throughout their stay.
Among the topics to be discussed are German and European climate protection policies, steps for implementing the Paris climate protection goals, international cooperation with the Philippines, and the implications of the Paris talks on future climate policy.
Experts will also appraise the Philippine National Plan of Action on climate change, and assess the so-called "solidarity package" for states like the Philippines that are most vulnerable to climate change.
The journalists will be oriented on green building projects, among other things, while in Hamburg.
The trip is under the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. The program was planned the managed by government cooperation partner Goethe Institut. – Rappler.com