CATARMAN, Northern Samar- Senator Cynthia Villar said that protecting the already fragile environment of the country and the rest of the world is very important.
And she is thankful that there are still groups like the Philippine Environmental Science Association (PESA) which gives importance in preserving the environment through their various research works, Villar, who is the chairperson of the committee on environment at the Senate said Thursday (June 13).
“The goal for which the PESA was organized is to strengthen the value of environmental science as an inter-disciplinary field in analyzing and providing solutions to the perennial environmental problems of the country,” Villar said in her speech at the 7th Annual International Conference on Environmental Science held at the University of Eastern Philippines, this town.
Villar added that it is good to note that the youth particularly the students of the member-universities of PESA are not only concerned about the problems of the environment but are committed in finding solutions.
The senator believed that science through research and technology plays a very important role in solving various problems in various fields and sectors.
She further added that she supports PESA’s pro- active stance to continuously upgrade and advance the level of environmental science research an actions to address the environmental problems affecting the country.
She also appreciated that the conference tackled key environmental topics and issues such as climate change, bio diversity and conservation, disaster risk management and sustainable solutions.
Villar pointed out that the inputs, ideas and innovations that will result from the three-day conference will affect or solve not only environmental problems will also benefit many other sectors.
Villar stressed that protecting the environment is not just a concern of certain sector but by every individual.