DTI-Cordillera Regional Director Myrna Pablo said this year’s celebration theme, “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer’s Choices in Shared Environment,” carries a very important and timely theme considering the environmental condition at this time. It aims to inculcate changes to consumerism to meet human individual needs and aspirations within the ecological means of the planet.
The theme is adopted and inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blue print for a more prosperous and resilient world set by the United Nations as global goals for the period 2015-2030 where they put focus in particular to SDG number 12 which is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
The SDGs ‘address the global challenges including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice.’
“Our gathering today underscores the commitment of the DTI and the other Consumernet members who are here to implement programs projects and activities including heightened advocacies which are in accordance and reflective of this year’s theme”.
“These efforts are in response to the fact that the world is now consuming more resources than ever before. We consume more than what we produce and that is way beyond the earth’s ecological limits. This environment phenomenon is real. Efforts have to begin and all of us need to take action. Following the whole of the country approach, we all have our roles to play and contribution to ensure that both circumstantial and production patters are geared towards the sustainability of our environment and resources”.
If we love our children, and our children’s children, it’s high time to take action before it is too late and give them the bounty of the world that we have enjoy now”, Pablo said.
The launching of the 2019 CWM was graced by DTI Assistant Secretary for Consumer Protection Group Ann Claire Cabochan and Ms. Sheila Mae Naghisa A. Fuentes, CEO and Co-Founder of Forth Co. (JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR)