This forum is held every third Friday of the month in Kamayan Restaurant which has supported this forum for the past 26 years. It involves having a panel of speakers talk on a given topic and inviting by e-mail environmentalists and the general public.
Since 2000, the non-governmental organization SALIKA (Saniblakas ng mga Aktibong Lingkod ng Inang Kalikasan) has co-managed the forum.
In 2012, management of the forum was offered to Green Convergence.
The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is in charge of the implementation of various environmental laws. In relation to this, the EMB needs to monitor the levels of compliance with various environmental laws.
The project is a survey based from responses to questionnaires sent nationwide targeting the municipalities, cities and provincial governments. The purpose of the survey is to gather data for an updatable database that can be used for analysis to guide EMB in formulating steps to cover implementation gaps. The research is the basis for nominations to the National Search for LGU Eco Champions, the first of which were awarded at the Philippine Environmental Summit in 2016.
This involves publication of books on native trees to raise awareness and appreciation of the richness of our biodiversity, particularly our native flora. In 2012, Philippine Native Trees 101 was published. It presented 111 native trees through anecdotes and technical description of each. A second book – Philippine Native Trees 202 – was launched last July 2015.
Philippine Environment Summit is a celebration of the Philippine environmental movement, a showcase of programs and projects that contribute to the social and economic advancement, while protecting the environment and a call to government and the Filipino people to unite in accelerating the drive towards sustainable development.
It will be attended by lead members of environmental civil society organizations, leaders of government and business, and other environmentalists (individuals and institutions). Renowned leaders of government, the church, environment, civic organizations and academia are invited as plenary speakers, resource speakers in breakout sessions and as exhibitors.
Green Convergence has been holding this annual Green SONA for the past 6 years. It aims to portray the state of the Philippine environment as it reviews significant developments from a chosen perspective.
Invited speakers are specialists in their field who agree to lend their time, experience, and expertise to enlighten us on the most relevant developments on specific components of the environment.
Green Convergence, in partnership with Rappler, the country’s respected Digital News Portal, will be running #ClimateActionPH. This is in response to our urgent call for media to be a responsible, information platform on Climate Change awareness and on the Environment.
#ClimateActionPH is an important, timely, interactive online conversation series running pertinent features, provocative articles, interviews and conversations on the Environment.