This study, Demonstration of the Eco-town Framework Project in San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines, explores on this framework project that aims to build the foundation for establishing the Eco-towns in local communities.
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters due to its geographical characteristics, the country needs a more proactive approach to adapt accordingly.
Eco-town, in the Philippine context, stands for "ecologically stable" and "economically resilient" local communities. It is a local planning unit (e.g., municipality) located within and around boundaries of critical key biodiversity areas, which are at high risk to climate change. Through the Eco-town framework, climate change response and green growth are synergized based on a systematic analysis of physical and economic resources, sectoral vulnerabilities, and adaptation measures.