Philippines: Strengthening the Philippines' Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change is threatening to hamper the Philippines' attainment of the MDGs because of the country's limited capacity to undertake climate risk based planning and project implementation. The programme will bring together UNDP, FAO, WHO, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, ILO, UNFPA, and UNEP, the Interagency Committee on Climate Change, donors and other partners working in the most disaster prone eastern seaboard over a period of 3 years to complete the country's knowledge base and strengthen institutional capacities to manage climate change risks.
Implementation period: December 2008 - December 2011

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: Climate risk reduction (CRR) mainstreamed into key national & selected local development plans & processes

  • Output 1.1.: Five baseline & projected climate risk scenarios and CRR/adaptation monitoring system(s) developed for priority sectors (water, agriculture, coastal, forestry, health), including vulnerability maps for 43++ target provinces
  • Output 1.2.: Adaptation options for key sectors assessed, valued and prioritized, including "no regrets" options
  • Output 1.3.: Entry points for CRR in key national plans, planning and regulatory processes identified and CRR compendium of adaptation best practices recommended for integration, including in development and planning of the UN systems‟ CCA and UN Development Assistance Framework for the period 2010 onward
  • Output 1.4.: Eight CRR mainstreaming guidelines adopted by key national government agencies (NGAs) and selected local governments
  • Output 1.5.: 10 selected local comprehensive land use and development plans reflect CRR measures
  • Output 1.6.: One web-based screening tool and portal for project developers and designers  

Outcome 2: Enhanced national and local capacity to develop, manage and administer projects addressing climate change risks

  • Output 2.1.: Existing capacities and gaps of key NGAs, 43++ selected local government units (LGU) and 43++ local higher educational institutions (HEIs) for CRR work assessed
  • Output 2.2.: Awareness of key national stakeholders, especially policymakers, legislators and local executives, including inter-agency and inter-sectoral task forces and local stakeholders on climate change rose to a level that will engender policy decisions and programmes
  • Output 2.3.: Competencies of key stakeholders identified in 2.1. and inter-agency and inter-sectoral taskforces for CRR planning, programming & implementation enhanced through an integrated competency development programme

Outcome 3: Coping mechanisms improved through pilot demonstration adaptation projects

  • Output 3.1.: Enhanced local climate change adaptive capacities through five (5) demonstration projects on innovative practices, including alternative livelihoods, to develop/improve local coping mechanisms, and ensure sustainable development

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Outputs 3.1.

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last updated:  Monday, December 5, 2011