UNDP ACE Project Closing

UNDP Accelerating Nationally Determined Contribution through Circular Economy in Cities (ACE) Project

The Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Inc. (PCEPSDI) is one with the United Nations Development Programme in celebrating the success of the ACE Project. 

The ACE Project aimed to increase awareness and capabilities to strengthen the need for the continuous development of policies for climate change, with the evolving prioritization of green initiatives such as Green Public Procurement (GPP) that serve as a tool and mechanism towards the promotion of circular economy, and ultimately mitigate and reduce climate change impacts. PCEPSDI served as a partner of the UNDP in promoting a circular economy through GPP and helped partner local government units (LGUs), specifically, Caloocan City, Cotabato City, City of Manila, and Pasig City, in deepening their understanding of their roles in achieving circularity and sustainability in their cities. 

On March 21, 2024, the UNDP hosted a Stocktaking Workshop, with the theme, “A Look Back to Move Forward,” wherein project partners came together to assess the outcomes of the project and solidify their commitments to the continuity of their strides toward CE. A day after, on March 22, the project’s culminating event, entitled “Alliances for Circular Economy Activity”, was held to formally close the ACE Project.  These engagements we attended by PCEPSDI, represented by none other than the organization’s President and Executive Director, Mr. June Alvarez, and its Programmes and Projects Director, Engr. Maureen Grace Lebria. Present in these events as well were Business Development and Communications Officer, Rain Borican, and GPP Officer, JP Argana. PCEPSDI joined other participants from national government agencies, development partners, local government units (LGUs), representatives from the private sector, and other LGUs from the upcoming European Union-Green Economy Programme of the Philippines (EU-GEPP). 

As an environmental organization, PCEPSDI will still stand firm with pride in continuing the advocacy for a more circular economy through sustainable consumption and production; a big leap towards a more sustainable future!

UNDP ACE Project Closing
Photo Credit: UNDP Philippines