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All About Climate Change

Sapat na ang ating kaalaman sa climate change – Oras na para gumawa ng desisyon!

We know enough about climate change - it's time for decisions now!

Sapat ang Ating Kaalaman

Can be used to introduce the process of adaptation to climate change from a development perspective as a topic in lectures, workshops, trainings and other capacity building activities.

The impacts of climate change destroy people's livelihoods and homes. They damage our infrastructure and disrupt communication and trade. Moreover, climate change is endangering development successes and the poor and marginalized are often affected the most. Even if we were to stop emissions instantly, the world would not stop warming immediately due to the amount of gases we have already emitted. That's why we must do both: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to inevitable climate change. But how can we adapt, considering that the precise extent and form of climate change aren't known?

Animation film by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), created by the Climate Media Factory, produced by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and translated into Filipino by the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.

The film is also available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, German, English, Español, Français, हिन्दी Hindi, தமிழ் Tamil, Mongolian and Tunesian Arabic from

Download Animated film in Filipino (Length: 5 minutes, 42 seconds)

Consultancy - Strategy Paper for Private Sector Participation in the Implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)

Terms of Reference

One of the main deliverables of the SupportCCC Project for 2012 is the preparation of a “Strategy Paper for Private Sector Participation in the Implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP).” The NCCAP 2011- 2028 outlines the country’s agenda for adaptation and mitigation to comprehensively address the challenges of climate change. It is a comprehensive plan that provides key actions that enhance adaptive capacity and resilience of communities and natural ecosystems to climate change. The Plan also adopts the total economic valuation of natural resources that also ensures biodiversity conservation. It recognizes the competitive advantage of putting value on the direct use, indirect use, option to use and non-use of environment and natural resources, as a short to long-term sustainable development goal.

This deliverable embraces the guiding principles of National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (NFSCC) 2010-2022, e.g., “Policy and incentive mechanisms to facilitate private sector participation in addressing adaptation and mitigation objectives shall be promoted and supported” and “The goal to build the adaptive capacity of communities and increase the resilience of natural ecosystems to climate change, and optimize mitigation opportunities towards sustainable development.”

Public financing prioritizes adaptation to reduce vulnerability and risks of communities, particularly of the marginalized poor. The strategy on engaging the private sector in climate change actions should complement this by improving the country’s efforts at adapting to and mitigating climate change.

The NCCAP provides for a policy environment that will encourage the participation of the private sector to optimize adaptation and mitigation opportunities towards sustainable development, with strong emphasis on engaging in Sustainable Energy and Climate Smart Industries and Services. In this, strategic engagement of the private sector could come in many forms. As outlined in Figure 1, this engagement could be at the policy, institution and specific instrument level, and could address framework conditions, financing options, and technology and skills building and transfer. This conceptual framework uses the Private Sector for Development (PS4D) Approach and enables a mapping of current public-private initiatives. Along with the NCCAP, it can also serve as a framework for envisioning the Private Sector Engagement Strategy Paper for Climate Change.


Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices in the Philippines

24 January 2013

This book (Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices in the Philippines) presents a compendium of climate change measures and practices, plus new initiatives that are specifically focused on climate change adaptation, the process of coping with the variability and consequences of climate change.

This book project is part of a bigger program to help the Philippines in working for the achievement of its Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDG 7 on environmental sustainability. It is addressing mainly the lack of information on “technological adaptation and sustainable development options for addressing the impacts of climate change.”

A total of 100 organizations in government, business, and civil society submitted cases on their best practices for this book project, which is part of the DENR Component of the MDG-F 1656 Joint Programme (JP) on Strengthening Philippine Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change. Funding assistance for the JP came from the Spanish Government through the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme.

By preparing this publication with the help of its donors and partners, the contributors of cases, and other organizations and individuals, the DENR hopes to inspire the readers of this book--from students to policy and decision makers--to take new or additional initiatives on climate change adaptation that consider the fundamental rights and the aspirations of the Filipino people and the sustainable development of the country.

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