New film to show PH action vs climate change

Thursday, April 20, 2017

 

KALIBO, Aklan – The Philippines’ action on climate change is one of the highlights of “The Inconvenient Sequel,” a documentary that will soon be released worldwide.

“This is Part II of the famous documentary ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ by former US vice president Al Gore,” said Matt Bonns, international manager of the Washington-based Climate Reality Project, which Gore founded.

Of the one-hour-and-30-minute new documentary, “some 20 minutes of it relate to the Philippines’ action against climate change,” Bonus said in an interview on Wednesday.

“Gore visited the Philippines last year to see for himself the devastation brought by (super) typhoon ‘Yolanda’ in 2013,” said Bonns. “[The new documentary] will be shown in theaters in the US, Philippines and other parts of the world.”

Bonns and other Climate Reality Project teams arrived over the weekend to visit the family of the late former Aklan congressman Allen Quimpo, one of the advisers of Climate Reality Project-Philippines.

Quimpo, who died of liver cancer in December last year, and several others will be given an Environment Hero award on April 21 at the Senate, said Rodney Galicha of Climate Reality Project-Philippines.

Sen. Loren Legarda, environment committee chairwoman, is expected to hand over the posthumous recognition to Quimpo’s family.

“The awarding will be held a day before the global implementation of the Paris Treaty, to which the Philippines is a signatory,” Galicha said. (PNA)