|MDG-F 1656: Joint Programme on Strengthening the Philippines’ Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change|
In 2006, the Government of Spain and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement to setup funds for the scaling up and replication of programmes and targeted investments that should help accelerate progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals worldwide.
The Philippines is one of the fund's 49 beneficiary-countries through the “MDG-F 1656: Strengthening the Philippines’ Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change” Joint Programme.
The implementing government agencies of the Joint Programme are: National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Provincial Government of Albay. Participating UN Organizations are: FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UN-Habitat, and WHO. Duration of the Programme is from December 2008 – December 2011.
The objectives of the Joint Programme are: 1) to mainstream climate risk reduction into key national & local development planning & regulatory processes; 2) to enhance national and local capacity to develop, manage and administer plans, programmes and projects addressing climate change 3) to improve coping mechanisms through pilot demonstration adaptation projects.