DRAFT REPORT: PHILIPPINE RIO+20 COUNTRY PAPER, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION

  DRAFT  REPORT:  PHILIPPINE RIO+20 COUNTRY PAPER, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION

 

PART ONE:
AN INTRODUCTION


1. The Main Objectives

• The First Objective: To formulate Green Economics (GE) as a National Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Philippines.
• The Second Objective: To formulate the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD), as the mechanism to implement the GE Development Strategy in reference to the weaknesses and current constraints of the Philippine Agenda 21 for the past twenty years.

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Reclaiming the Sacredness of the Earth: Towards a Spirituality of Stewardship

Reclaiming the Sacredness of the Earth:

Towards a Spirituality of Stewardship

 

Dr. Philip Emmanuel C. Peñaflor

 

 

Changing Mindsets and Outlooks

 

            According to some ancient legends, the European explorers who later on discovered lands in Africa, Latin America and Asia and later on made them into their colonies, were actually searching for the fountain of youth, apart from gold and spices.  In those times there was an obsession for long life, even immortality.  Today the secret to long life has been demythologized.  For example, according to some health experts, one of the secrets of rejuvenation is proper breathing which could be done easily without any cost.  Proper breathing brings more oxygen into the lungs, which is very important in cleansing the blood.  This is usually taken for granted because we breathe unconsciously, but if we become aware of how to breathe properly so as to take in more oxygen, it would greatly contribute to maintaining a vibrant and sparkling health.

Lingkod Tao-Kalikasan (LTK) Membership Assembly

Lingkod Tao-Kalikasan (LTK) Membership Assembly

Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila

April 21, 2012

 

Program

 

8:00 a.m.         -           Registration

9:00                 -           Opening/Invocation

9:15                 -           Introductions

9:30                 -           Welcome Remarks, Dr. Ernie Gonzales, LTK Chair

9:40                 -           “Lifestyles and the Environment”, Dr. Philip Penaflor, LTK Vice-Chair

(a brief input for discussion)

10:00               -           Small group discussion (working break)

About Us

The Lingkod Tao-Kalikasan, or LTK, is a national NGO (non-government organization), established in 1985 by Sr. Maria Aida Velasquez, OSB, to raise awareness on environment issues in the Philippines, way ahead of the report by the World Commission on Environment and Development on the status of the global environment (“Our Common Future”, 1987). Its objective was primarily to assist dioceses establish ecology desks in their social action centers which will serve as catalysts in the dioceses in looking into environment concerns in their localities. The past 25 years have witnessed to LTK’s dedicated efforts to assist dioceses, schools and other groups in their various environment advocacies. Today the need to address environmental degradation which has impacted on the global climate is more of a fact than advocacy.