MANILA, Philippines — The son of Senator Grace Poe has released a book on building a sustainable Philippines amid growing obstacles and vulnerabilities.
“A Sustainable Future,” written by climate change and sustainability expert Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares, was launched Tuesday night at the Manila Hotel.
The book offers an optimistic and holistic view in the collective understanding and response to the problems of building sustainability.
“It is clear that the biggest threat to our country now is climate vulnerability. Whether it is a super typhoon that destroys lives or a drought that destroys our agricultural economy, the effects of climate change on our country are quite severe. We must do whatever is necessary to save our country and prepare for the future,” Llamanzares said in a statement.
Llamanzares, in his book, explained the three main pillars of sustainability: resource management, renewable energy and disaster resilience.
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and former Ateneo School of Government Dean Antonio La Vina gave keynote speeches during the event.
Llamanzares heads the Panday Bayanihan Foundation, created in honor of his grandfather, National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. He also serves as chief of staff for his mother’s Senate office.
The author has completed several academic programs including energy innovation and emerging technologies, social program evaluation, and crisis leadership in various schools around the globe.
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