The Provincial Government of Tarlac (PGT) adopted all its government programs within the global response to Climate Change tackling the issues of greenhouse effect as well as the sudden changes in weather affecting typhoons and calamities that hit Tarlac. More so, this includes the preparation and adaptation of the agriculture sector and disaster response team of the province towards El Niño and La Niña. Through the inclusion of Climate Change in the government’s agenda, government programs are forged by taking into consideration the potentially harmful effects of the changes in weather.
Reforestation and Forestry
Reforestation is important to fight back the negative effects of erosion and climate change. The mechanized nursery currently under construction in Tarlac Recreation Park (TRP) is important because it is aligned with the forestry laws, policies, and regulations for the rehabilitation, conservation, and effective protection of the remaining forest and forest resources.
Through the initiative of the Government, the implementation of forestry seedling production was launch to encourage the participation and involvement of the community in the protection, development, and maintenance of the forest resources by growing seedlings that are replacement to trees lost.
Aside from tree planting, the seedling production program emphasizes bamboo as an important
seedling because it grows fast and abundant in South East Asia.
Solar Power, Renewable Energy, and Energy Security
Tarlac, according to DENR has a high solar radiance thus, it is wise that the province harness solar energy as an alternative energy source. Through partnership with government and national agencies together with the private sector, the current administration could bridge the viability gap on energy consumption. Tarlac is ready to address issues such as energy security that will enable growth and environmental governance to become a proactive catalyst of service.
To fulfill energy security, Tarlac will embark on the deployment of E-Trikes and other forms of EVehicles similarly utilized in Metro Manila. This would help out in the response to air pollution and making vehicles more environmental friendly.
PGT looked also at Possible Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities such as biomass conversion making sure the government maximize what it can achieve in renewable energy to help out the distribution of power supply all throughout the province.