June 8, 2022
Secretary Robert Borje of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) delivers the Philippines’ National Statement during the Dushanbe Water Process in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on June 8, 2022.
Secretary Borje underscored the urgency of regional and global cooperation in order to ensure efficient and effective management of water resources and services crucial to the growth of developing countries like the Philippines.
He underscored the commitment of the Philippines to further strengthen the national strategy to provide universal water services access as well as sustainably manage water resources for national development. This, while sounding that the alarm that climate justice is needed to address regional and global water challenges.
Secretary Borje urged nations to, in the interest of climate justice, unlock climate finance for the developing world.
The Republic of Tajikistan, in its commitment to continue providing a platform for policy, dialogue, partnership and action, is organizing High-Level international conferences throughout the Water Action Decade with the support of the United Nations (UN). This is where the ‘Dushanbe Water Process’ is established.
The biennial conferences under the Dushanbe Water Process open opportunities for the creation of an enabling environment and platform to promote action, partnership and policy dialogue, review the implementation of the Decade of Action — a call to acceleration sustainable solutions to various world challenges ranging from poverty and gender to climate change, inequality and financial gap — and promote interlinkages and contribute to other relevant processes.