Aquino names new Climate Change exec

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed disaster risk reduction expert Emmanuel de Guzman to the Commission on Climate Change (CCC).

De Guzman was named the third CCC commissioner, replacing Naderev Saño, who resigned in April.

An economist by profession, De Guzman finished degrees from the University of Geneva, Boston University School of Public Health and Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

De Guzman is backed by 20 years of experience working in the fields of disaster management and climate change adaptation.


He currently serves as the country’s consultant for disaster risk reduction with the UN
Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. He was previously senior advisor on disaster risk reduction with the World Meteorological Organization, the UN’s agency for weather and climate monitoring.

He was also a senior regional expert on Disaster Management Program Development for the Association of Southeast asian Nations Secretariat.

De Guzman also served as a deputy administrator at the Office of Civil Defense from 1998 to 2001.

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