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National Climate Change Action Plan 2011 - 2028.

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The National Climate Change Action Plan is national multi-sectoral plan by the Government of the Philippines to address climate change for 2011-2028. It prioritizes food security, water sufficiency, ecosystem and environmental stability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy, and capacity development. The Plan outlines the specific programs and strategies for adaptation and mitigation. It is a comprehensive plan that provides key actions that: enhances adaptive capacity and resilience of communities and natural ecosystems to climate change; adopts the total economic valuation of natural resources while ensuring biodiversity conservation; and 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.
The Plan will seek food security by ensuring availability, stability, accessibility, and affordability of safe and healthy food amidst climate change. Particularly, it will enhance resilience of agriculture and fisheries production and distribution systems from climate change; and enhance social protection for farming and fishing communities.
The Plan will seek the protection and rehabilitation of critical ecosystems, and the restoration of ecological services; and the review and restructure of the entire water sector governance. It will also prioritize the promotion and expansion of energy efficiency and conservation; the development of sustainable and renewable energy; environmentally sustainable transport; and climate-proofing and rehabilitation of energy systems infrastructures as major components of sustainable development. Furthermore, the Plan will seek to enhance site-specific knowledge on the vulnerability of agriculture and fisheries; build adaptive capacity of farming and fishing communities taking into account the differentiated impacts of climate change on women and men; build the resilience of men and women in agriculture and fishing communities; and study, design and develop appropriate climate risk transfer and social protection mechanisms.
The Plan will seek to integrate payments for environmental services in government s social fund mechanisms (such as conditional cash transfers) to promote investments in conservation, environmental protection and sustainable livelihood while reducing poverty in highly climate change vulnerable areas and communities.
The Plan prioritizes the creation of green and eco-jobs and sustainable consumption and production. It also focuses on the development of sustainable cities and municipalities. It will seek to promote, develop and sustain climate-smart industries and services; create sustainable livelihood and jobs from climate-smart industries and services; and develop, promote and sustain green cities and municipalities.
The Plan will seek to reduce the risks of women and men to climate change and disasters. Particularly, it will enhance the knowledge on the science of climate change; enhance the capacity for climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction at the local and community level; and establish gender based climate change knowledge management accessible to all sectors at the national and local levels. The Plan will seek to establish gender-responsive, climate-smart policies, plans and budgets; implement climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in all sectors at the national and local levels; health and social protection delivery systems that are responsive to climate change risks; and climate change adaptive human settlements and services.
The implementation of the Plan involves national and local implementation mechanisms, and financing. Convergence planning among national agencies is an important aspect in the implementation of the Plan since the strategic priorities are defined along thematic outcomes rather than sectors; thus, would need sectoral agencies to plan and work together. Furthermore, monitoring and evaluation are important aspects of the Plan, which will be led by the Climate Change Commission.
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Climate Change Commission.
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