Background and Rationale
The Philippine Climate Change Act (RA 9729) obliges all government entities including SUC’s like ISAT U to exert their best efforts to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation in their policies and development plans.
Hence, the conduct of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and related activities were included in the approved 2022 Quality Assurance and Review Form (QAR) of the University. The consolidated result of the university-wide GHG inventory is anticipated to support appropriate mitigation strategies in the future development plans of the University.
Entity level inventories e.g. ISAT U GHG Inventory and smaller scale sectoral inventories are deemed essential in their data contribution to the national GHG emission inventory.
Establish a baseline profile for a university wide GHG inventory;
Evaluate different possibilities for carbon reduction and make recommendations;
Enhance knowledge and skill set of ISAT U stakeholders in reducing carbon footprint;
Determine a framework in achieving carbon neutrality in the future.
Creation and approval of the GHG Inventory Program
Creation and approval of the university-wide committee on GHG Inventory
Training – workshop on biological sequestration
Workshop on Biological Sequestration: Measuring Tree Diameter and Height
Training – workshop on GHG Inventory Conducted by the Resource Persons from the Implementation and Oversight Division, Climate Change Commission
Data gathering on emissions and sequestration