/ 14 June 2023

THE SCHOOL of Environmental Science and Management of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños recently launched a new doctorate degree in Environmental Diplomacy and Negotiations.

UPLB said the program highlights the role of science and research in the crafting and negotiating of policies for the sustainable management of resources.

“It aims to develop leaders and professionals in diplomacy who can use scientific research as a basis for crafting and reviewing agreements and policies regarding the sustainable use, protection or conservation of environmental and agricultural resources,” the school said.

During the launching ceremony, Dr. Rico Ancog, SESAM dean, said that the new PhD program will provide “a holistic analysis of the gaps in international laws, treaties and agreements impacting the environment in several countries.”

Meanwhile, UPLB Chancellor Jose Camacho Jr. thanked the government, academic institutions and diplomatic community for their support to the program.

He also acknowledged the commitment of SESAM to produce the innovative program.

UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Leo D.P. Cubillan recognized the relevance and impact of the program saying that it will help solve national, regional, and global problems by producing graduates who will shape future policies and foster cooperation and sustainable solutions for complex environmental issues.