The Government of the Philippines (GoP) recognizes the threat environmental challenges pose to its socioeconomic growth and have made it a priority to address climate change vulnerability into the country’s overall development strategy. As a result, the GoP has adopted the National Climate Change Action Plan, which sets a goal to enhance climate change resiliency in the country’s municipalities and provinces. In support of this goal, GGGI has partnered with the Climate Change Commission on the Ecotown project to incorporate green growth action plans into municipalities and provinces located within and around high-risk biodiversity areas, such as coastal regions.
The objectives of this project are to:
Enhance the adaptive capacity of provinces to deal with climate change impacts through local development plans
Empowers local government to implement climate change adaptation measures as new growth engines
Replicate climate resilient green growth planning and implementation models in other provinces
Institutionalize the approach at the national level