June 21, 2024

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Acting Sec. Jim O. Sampulna underscored the importance of enhancing women’s education and skills to protect and conserve the environment.
“Our department plays a very significant role in further educating and elevating the ability of women and young girls by involving them in our program and projects geared to protect and nurture not only our environment and natural resources but also the well-being of their respective communities from the climate crisis,” Sampulna said.
Sampulna said the DENR’s role is the “reason for highlighting and increasing the participation of women to expand and upscale their transformative actions.”
DENR Usec. for Finance, Information Systems and Climate Change Atty. Analiza Rebuelta-Teh said the ratio of women to men in DENR ranks for the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources officers and directors rose from 19 to 23 percent for the women in the position.
For the Community Environment and Natural Resources officers and division chiefs, the numbers rose from 34 to 40 percent of women in the position.
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 of the World Economic Forum, the Covid-19 pandemic has fended off gender parity, adding 36 years needed to close the gender gap globally.
The gender gap is the difference between females and males in participation, access to basic services, rights, and benefits. – Press release