Program Convergence Budgeting (PCB), formerly known as Program Budget Approach is a significant innovation adopted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). PCB provides an opportunity to strengthen convergence amongst National Government Agenciess and aids in scaling up climate response.

The DBM assigned the DENR to lead and coordinate the formulation of the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP) by developing and adopting a Risk Resiliency and Sustainability Program Guidance Document, and conducting a consultative process to formulate the objectives, outcomes, and program review criteria.

The CCAM Cabinet Cluster formulated the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP) as a framework program to assist the Philippine government in delivering the outcomes for KRA-5, particularly on strengthening the resiliency of natural ecosystems and the adaptive capacity of vulnerable groups and communities to short- and long-term risks using a landscape management approach in the selected major and principal river basins.

Building on the progress made in RRP, further steps were deemed necessary in order improve the process and content towards poverty reduction and sustainable development.  Hence, the RRP has moved forward with the Risk Resiliency and Sustainability Program (RRSP).

The RRSP is envisioned as a framework program for convergence, through which considerable budgetary resources, programs, and activities of national government agencies, in partnership with LGUs and other stakeholders, could be better prioritized, targeted, implemented and sustained to strengthen the resiliency of communities, natural systems, and built environment.

The focus areas of the RRSP include the eight priority climate vulnerable provinces as shown below: