Heherson Alvarez, Climate Change Commission – Philippines - December, 2015

Heherson explains that the Philippines are one of the most climate vulnerable countries. 2 degrees will be catastrophic for them and expect even a 1.5-degree rise to be just about manageable. Heherson believes carbon pricing is important for the Philippines, as it will help them decarbonise. Carbon pricing makes renewable energy more competitive and therefore more attractive for private investment. Philippines have one of the biggest availability’s for energy from natural resources. Heherson hopes that if carbon pricing comes into effective then private investors will come and invest in renewable energy in his country.