Mandaue City’s Road to Lower Carbon

Energy Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) Chair and Philippine Department of Energy OIC-Secretary, Zenaida Y. Monsada, along with the 21-Member Economies, announced that Mandaue City was chosen as the recipient for the Phase-Six (6) of the Low Carbon Model Town Project during the APEC EMM12.

This entitles Mandaue City to a feasibility study grant that would determine policy program measures to realize its targets for green technology opportunities particularly in buildings, urban planning and transport sector.

Mandaue is located on the central-eastern coastal region of Cebu, and is one of the three highly urbanized cities on the island and forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan area. It is connected by two bridges to the island of Mactan. Mandaue is also known as the “furniture capital of the Philippines.”

Other nominees for this year’s LCMT Project are Krasnoyarsk City, Russia and Subang Jaya, Malaysia.