FORUM-WORKSHOP ON REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9512 (ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND EDUCATION LAW: THE CHALLENGES FOR ACTION Status of the Implementation of the NEEAP and the AEEAP, Challenges and Commitment to Implement RA 9512 – from the Civil Society Elizabeth Roxas Environmental Broadcast Circle (EBC) 30-31July 2009 Hotel Stotsenberg, Clarkfield, Pampanga Screening of the Animated MTV produced by EBC for the World Bank “The Chain of Life” We Were First Among the Rest One of the very first country to organize a national council for sustainable development – the PCSD Unique composition – a multi-sectoral body representing the 3 pillars of society -government -business -civil society the Civil Society Counterpart Council for Sustainable Development (CSCCSD) - over 50 members in the country Where are we Coming From PCSD Sub-Committee on Information and Education -tasks to popularize and localize the PA21 -production of IEC materials -various activities In support to education initiatives for sustainable development Why Environmental Awareness and Education Act Where is sustainable development? -cannot be felt -nor seen In the immediate Needs to have a face Environment is where people can easily relate Hence, the EE for SD What Do We Do Community organizing Institution building Community-based interventions/facilitation etc. Conduct of trainings, workshops, forusm, etc. Subscribing to a proven process of SD Policy advocacy Formulation of SD framework Role playing Campaigns Promotion of conservation, protection and sustainable management of natural resources What Do We Do Development and production of IEC materials and activities Alternative education Renewable energy Networking and linkagin Profiling Participation in local governance Electoral and political reform initiatives Transparency and accountability in governance And maybe more…… What Else Has to be Done Determine levels of awareness Rate our EE for SD Let’s do an SMCR check Accessibility How far can we reach? Are we equipped? Resource mobilization Use and build on our experts and icons What to Offer Multi-stakeholder partnership Exchange of ideas and information Actual experiences Indigenous knowledge and practices Linkages Sustainable capabilities and abilities Community-based lifestyles Emersions Research and development What to Offer Modeling Best practices and success stories Case studies and piloting Expertise Showcasing Education by examples Community outreach Moving Forward – Together? No competition, no duplication but cooperation Reactivating PCSD Holistic approach to SD only if we KNOW!!! Screening of an animated MTV “The Chain of Life” The Filipino Version Samples Production of RICE materials for broadcast and non-broadcast release 30 seconder PSA’s Jingle on air pollution Maraming salamat at MABUHAY!!!