SEDRD partnership with Forest Foundation Philippines on Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Project

Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2024

Written by Helen Hambly

We are thrilled to announce that the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development will partner with Forest Foundation Philippines for their project on nature-based solutions to climate change. The Canadian government recently granted Forest Foundation Philippines eight million dollars to implement the project between 2024 and 2028 to support climate change mitigation and biodiversity loss through capacity building and gender-sensitive resource management. 

Through its collaboration with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD), the project will foster the exchange of knowledge and practices regarding nature-based solutions, climate change, and gender. University of Guelph faculty members Dr. Helen Hambly and SEDRD Special Graduate Faculty member Dr. Lauren Sneyd will lead our efforts from this end of the partnership. MSc CDE student Tya Milne is also a member of the team.

There will be a formal project launch on Wednesday, May 1, from 10:00 to 11:50 PM. During this event, there will be an announcement of the project's goals and approaches with messages from the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, and the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, Hon. David Hartman. A panel discussion featuring program partners, including Dr. Hambly will also take place during the event. 

The event will be live-streamed on the Foundation’s Facebook page.

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