Support of the Philippines for developing and implementing national contributions to the international climate change regime
As of: May 2021
The Philippine government has established a comprehensive climate policy framework to ensure adaptation to climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As a key stakeholder, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) coordinates national climate policy and leads the international climate negotiations under the Chairmanship of the President. The project strengthens the CCC and other central stakeholders in coordinating national climate policy and in implementing adaptation measures and national contributions to international climate protection. Climate-smart industrial development increases the competitiveness of companies, and the expansion of renewable energies reduces supply bottlenecks. The project also supports the mobilisation of public and private funds for low-carbon approaches and the strengthening of resilience to climate change. The CCC ensures that the results of the project influence international climate negotiations.
State of implementation/results
- The Philippine government has established a comprehensive climate policy framework to ensure mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change.
- The Climate Change Commission (CCC) coordinates national climate policy and leads international climate negotiations. The project strengthens the CCC and other key actors in coordinating and implementing national climate policy as a contribution to international climate protection. For example, it promotes climate-smart economic development and thus the competitiveness of businesses.
- In addition, the project supports the mobilisation of public and private funds for low-carbon approaches and the strengthening of resilience to climate change.
- The project supports the evaluation and updating process of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) 2011-2028.
- In November 2020, the fourth IKI interface workshop for the Philippines was held. More than 100 participants took part in the virtual format, including the German Ambassador and high-ranking representatives of BMU and the Philippine government.
- 162 cities and municipalities have integrated climate change mitigation and adaptation into their planning through climate-smart land use and development planning.
- The Department of Energy and the CCC received support in developing a tool for MRV and for compiling the greenhouse gas inventory. The staff members were trained on this.