March 2012 – February 2015

Implementing Agency

Climate Change Commission (CCC) Philippines

Programme Area

Public and Private/Industry


INV NIS (capacity building), NAMAs, MAPs, MRV, LEDS (4 sectoral readmaps)


Public: Transport, waste
Private/Industry: Agriculture, industry

Country Context

Philippines imageOne of the densest populated regions worldwide, the Philippines are endowed with a high biodiversity and are rich in tropical rainforest. The government aims to protect the natural resources with a number of policies and plans. The 2009 Climate Change Act (Republic Act 9729) put in place the legal framework for the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change in The Philippines. The mitigation pillar of the framework strategy has the long-term objective to facilitate the transition towards low emission sustainable development in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation; renewable energy; environmentally sustainable transport; sustainable infrastructure; national REDD+ strategy; and waste management. In addition the Climate Change Action Plan aims to optimize mitigation opportunities towards a gender-responsive and rights-based sustainable development.vii

Current efforts to flesh out this policy framework focus on the design of a GHG inventory system; the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); the design of Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) by relevant stakeholders and agencies; as well as the creation of measureable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) systems to support the implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS.viii

The Philippines joined the Low-Emission Capacity Building Project to operationalize the GHG inventory management system in key sectors, to formulate NAMA and sectoral roadmaps, and to design MRV systems to support the implementation of NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral roadmaps.

The project will address strengthening national capacities in the thematic areas of public sector capacity building on GHG inventory management systems, MRV, NAMAs and LEDS. The project activities are scoped to complement and build on other ongoing initiatives at the national level. The LECB Project is seen as a vehicle for establishing links and improving coordinating mechanisms in order to ensure comprehensive, cross-sectoral (economic and environmental) policy integration on climate change.ix

Planned Outputs of the Project

The following are the expected project outcomes and outputs:

Outcome 1: Robust national system for preparation of GHG emission inventories have been established in the Transport, Agriculture, Waste, and Industry Sectors
  • Output 1: Understanding of the requirements for a GHG inventory system and a description of institutional arrangements.
  • Output 2: Well designed and established national systems for the preparation of GHG inventories and National Communications.
  • Output 3: Appropriate institutional frameworks established to ensure regular updates of GHG inventories.
  • Output 4: Established linkages between the GHG inventory system and MRV system for NAMAs and LEDS.
Outcome 2: NAMAs and sectoral roadmaps have been formulated within the context of national development priorities as applied to the Transport, Agriculture, Waste, and Industry Sectors
  • Output 1: Understanding of the coordination, planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of NAMAs and sectoral roadmaps (as precursor to a LEDS).
  • Output 2: Formulation of NAMAs and sectoral roadmaps at the national level.
  • Output 3: Establishment of NAMAs and sectoral policy instruments, technology options, and funding strategies.
  • Output 4: Establishment of dialogue platforms for stakeholders and interested actors.
Outcome 3: MRV systems have been designed to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral roadmaps
  • Output 1: Training of local personnel in MRV tools for NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral roadmaps.
  • Output 2: MRV systems for NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral road maps developed.
  • Output 3: Develop a national technology information system.x



The Climate Change Office of the Climate Change Commission oversees the thematic work areas: Energy (Department of Energy), Transport (Department of Transportation and Communication), Agriculture (Department of Agriculture), Industry (Department of Trade and Industry), Waste (National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat), Forestry (Forest Management Bureau). A designated Project Focal Point from the Climate Change Commission is acting as the Project Manager, who is supported by a Technical Officer from the Climate Change Commission.

National stakeholders include: Government departments and agencies (Department of Budget and Management, Department of Finance, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources among others), academia, civil society organizations, private sector, trade associations, other national government agencies.xi

Philippines organigram

vii Workshop presentation by National Project Focal Point Berlin November 2011
viii Workshop presentation by National Project Focal Point Berlin November 2011
ix Project Document
x Project Document
xi Project Document
Photo credit: UNDP


National Stats

South Asia
Total Area
300,000 sq kmi
103,775,002 (2011)ii
GDP per capita
$4,100 (2011)iii
Population below national poverty line
26.5% (2009)iv
CO2 emission estimates per capita
0.80 metric tons (2007)v


Country Documents

National Communications

Initial National Communication (May 2000)vi

Inauguration Workshop:

30 July 2012, Manila

download workshop material


i See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
ii Ibid.
iii Ibid.
iv See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
v See UN Stats: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/air_co2_emissions.htm
vi See UNFCCC: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php