Climate Change Commission of the Philippines

In Brief

2009, Manila; lead policy-making body for climate-smart Philippines; National Climate Change Action Plan has 7 priorities: food security, water, human security, env. stability, infrastruc, capacity devel, cmmys

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(2009, Manila; climate.gov.ph)

Lead policy-making body of government for a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines with highly adaptive communities.  Seeks to develop and mainstream evidence-based climate adaptation and mitigation policies through optimum coordination among key stakeholders.  The National Climate Change Action Plan has 7 strategic priorities: food security, water, human security, environmental stability, infrastructure, capacity development, and sustainable communities.  Adaptation Projects: 1) Climate Twin Phoenix: capacity development program for cities and municipalities to manage risks from climate change and climate-related natural hazards; 2) Support the CCC:  necessary prioritized measures are not yet fully integrated into national, local and financial planning. Instruments for the coordination, steering, monitoring and evaluation of climate-relevant actions have been set-up and now needs to be fully operationalized; 3) Securing a Climate Resilient Philippines: improve adaptive capacities of vulnerable sectors and communities, and strengthen their existing ecosystems to be resilient to threats, shocks, disasters, and climate change; 4) ReBUILD: increase capacities of key local actors in the cities and municipalities surrounding the Cagayan and Jalaur River Basins to manage disaster risks; 5) PhilCCAP: developing practical examples and methodologies that demonstrate the benefits of mainstreaming climate change adaption; 6) EcoTown Demonstration Project: a planning unit composed of municipalities or a group of municipalities located within and around boundaries of critical key biodiversity areas, which are at high risk to climate change; 7) Asian Development Bank Green Growth: strengthen institutional and technical capacity for effective integration of climate change concerns into development plans at the local government unit.  Mitigation Projects: 1) Low Emission Capacity Building: e.g., develop greenhouse gas inventory management systems; 2) Enhancing Capacities for Low Emission Development Strategies, e.g., improving in-country capacity in the use of analytical tools for decision making; 3) Information Matters: Transparency: strengthen in-country capacities for enhanced climate reporting.  Communities of practice have been created around various topics, e.g., weather forecasting.  Support from a multiplicity of sources, significantly Western countries, Australia, Japan, and Western banks.  Emmanuel M. De Guzman, Executive Director.

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