Blue Economy: UL joins the fight against climate change and promoting blue economy in Dagupan

Posted on 17th of Feb 2023 by


The Star Plaza Hotel in Dagupan City hosted a conference titled “Building Climate Resilience and a Sustainable Blue Economy for Dagupan City” on February 17, 2023. The event centered on the significance of combating climate change, environmentalism, and blue economies in the Philippines, specifically in Dagupan City, Pangasinan province.

Director of International Affairs Angel Samson Reyna Jr. represented the University of Luzon at the conference, demonstrating the institution’s dedication to the cause. Dr. Carmelo Vidal, Dean of Graduate School at the University of Luzon, also delivered a brief address on how the institution wants to enhance its curriculum to emphasize the significance of climate change awareness and how to combat it.

The ceremony was marked by the presence of University of Luzon alumna and mayor Belen Fernandez. She championed her initiative in Boquig, which seeks to build eco-friendly environments, improve tourism by establishing sustainable parks and businesses, and promote blue economy.

The proposal of Mayor Fernandez is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, namely SDG 14, which calls for the protection and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources. The initiative also connects with the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) demand for climate action (SDG 13) and sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11).

The University of Luzon promotes ecological and climate action among its student body. The institution acknowledges the need for its students to be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to battle the growing danger of climate change and its repercussions on the globe.

The institution intends to combine environmentalism and raise student knowledge of climate change via a variety of programs and activities. Being a major institution in the area, the University of Luzon is dedicated to the fight against climate change and will continue to participate in more initiatives to promote a sustainable future for everyone.

In conclusion, the convention “Building Climate Resilience and a Sustainable Blue Economy for Dagupan City” serves as a reminder that everyone has a part to play in safeguarding the environment and reducing the consequences of climate change. When it comes to advocating for sustainable practices and a brighter future for everyone, the University of Luzon will never waver in its dedication to this cause.