Overall Objective

GGGI supports the Republic of Philippines in its transition toward climate resilient and inclusive green growth. The program responds to the development dynamics of the Government, while accelerating implementation of green growth policies through structuring bankable projects and facilitating their financing (as opposed to only focusing on planning activities). The program is mainly directed at LGUs for actual project implementation, which include provinces, cities, and municipalities, and MSMEs.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions To Be Confirmed
Green Jobs To Be Confirmed
Sustainable Services To Be Confirmed
Air Quality To Be Confirmed
Ecosystem Services To Be Confirmed
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change To Be Confirmed
Contact
Juhern Kim

Country Representative, Philippines

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Climate Change Commission (CCC)
National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Provincial Government of Bataan
Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro
Provincial Government of Palawan

Context

Since 2011, GGGI has been partnering with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Provincial Governments mainly with Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, and Bataan. GGGI Country Strategy and Country Planning Framework (CPF) for 2016-2020 is aligned with key government plans and targets, such as the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) 2011-2028, and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). Based on strong partnership and technical track-records accumulated at various levels of governance – national, regional and local –, GGGI focuses on structuring investable green growth projects while advising relevant policies around the thematic areas of sustainable energy, sustainable landscapes (agriculture/adaptation), and green cities, with an aim of bringing them to a financing stage.

In 2017-2018, GGGI’s intervention focused on strengthening government’s capacity on green growth planning, while contributing to institutional coordination and widening spectrum working with diverse stakeholder groups including private sector, which laid the groundwork for structuring bankable projects. One of the salient examples for planning intervention is the provincial-level Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) Strategies adopted in Palawan and Oriental Mindoro, which integrated green growth in local development and investment plans while identifying a pipeline of projects for implementation. Influenced by this approach, GGGI also supported NEDA to produce a green growth toolkit providing a step-by-step guide for local policy makers, which was tested in the Province of Bataan as a form of capacity development and knowledge sharing initiative. GGGI helped CCC strengthen their institutional capacity on operationalization of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) while interacting with other financing facilities, such as Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund, to improve local government units (LGUs)’ access to financing for climate adaptation and mitigation projects. Finally, GGGI has been partnering with the private sector by introducing “green business practices” through DTI-Bureau of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (DTI-BSMED), , whose key mandate is to foster development of competitive and green MSMEs, which account for 99% of all registered enterprises and provide 60% of total employment of the Philippines economy.

Based on the above mentioned achievements and organizational direction of structuring bankable projects, GGGI Philippines has identified areas of thematic focus addressed by the Country Program in 2019-2020: (1) Sustainable Energy – expanded access to energy services through solar PV that can be transformational in remote rural areas and island barangays and other areas where the energy source is mainly diesel generated, has exorbitantly high rates, highly subsidized, and yet under supplied, with a potential of displacing coal in the power mix; (2) Sustainable landscapes – enhancement of climate change adaptive capacity of national, regional and local governments; promotion of climate resilient and green agriculture value chain to increase local income and create jobs for the marginalized; and, (3) Green Cities – promotion of sustainable transport (e.g. replacing gasoline-based tricycle into electric one) in islands; mainstreaming climate resilient green growth in MSMEs operation (e.g. solar roofing, green building, etc.). These interventions are designed to achieving strategic outcomes of GHGs reduction (SO1); green jobs creation (SO2); increased access to services (SO3); and increased adaptative capacity (SO6). On top of that, given geographical uniqueness composed of 7,000 plus islands, GGGI will facilitate knowledge sharing with an aim of replicating best practices (e.g. Ecotown and CRGG approaches) with other LGUs, and even GGGI country programs operating in the similar context.

News

News • December 13, 2019

GGGI and DTI call up greener performance of micro enterprises

Makati, Philippines, December 13, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) – in the context of supporting the “Shared Service Facility (SSF)” program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – presented draft green growth performance indicators which are designed to enhance and monitor SSF operations, in a forum titled “DTI-SSF Project Impact […]

News • December 13, 2019

GGGI kicked off a solar PV development project in the Province of Bataan, Philippines

Balanga, Province of Bataan, Philippines – December 13 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Provincial Government of Bataan of the Philippines brought diverse international and national expert groups together to officially kick off a technical feasibility study to develop up to 50MW solar PV plant. From December 12 to 13, the GGGI […]

News • August 28, 2019

GGGI featured in Climate Action: The Climate Change Commission’s Newsletter on Foreign Assisted Projects

August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was featured in the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) newly released newsletter for updates on the Foreign-Assisted Projects for Climate Action from April-June, 2019. GGGI has been a development partner of the CCC for many years and has been active in the Philippines for projects on […]

News • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • July 19, 2019

Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy Investment Opportunities in the Philippines – GGGI and Embassy of the Republic of Korea co-organized a multi-stakeholder seminar

Taguig City, Philippines, July 17, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute co-organized a joint seminar with the Embassy of Republic of Korea (RoK) in the Philippines, titled Offgrid Renewable Energy Solutions: Driver of Agriculture Value Chain Development on 17 July 2019. H.E Han Dong-man, Ambassador of the RoK to the Philippines, opened the seminar […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • April 30, 2019

Electric trikes in San Vicente Bring “Ecotown” to Life

April 30, Palawan, Philippines – Electric tricycles (E-trikes) have already started to roam the streets of San Vicente thanks to a grant deal facilitated by GGGI and financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Department of Energy, which provided 50 units of e-trikes amounting to nearly half a million US dollars. This is one […]

News • April 10, 2019

From Planning to Action: Strengthened partnership between Oriental Mindoro and GGGI to demonstrate climate resilient green growth on the ground

On April 10, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), conducted a “preliminary” technical mission to the Province of Oriental Mindoro to prepare a technical funding proposal tentatively called “Climate Resilient and Inclusive Green Growth: Accelerating Implementation in the Agriculture Value Chain of MIMAROPA Region”, to […]

News • March 15, 2019

“Palawena” (women of Palawan, Philippines) in action to build climate resilient communities

March 15, 2019, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines – GGGI celebrated International Women’s Month by empowering a group of climate champions in Palawan. 300 women leaders of Palawan were engaged to take on imminent climate challenges affecting women and children at the Provincial Government of Palawan’s celebration of this year’s women’s month from March 11 […]

News • March 12, 2019

GGGI takes the lead in leveraging green growth to support the Philippine SDG targets and its Long Term Vision 2040

March 12, 2019, Naga City, Philippines – GGGI presented a green growth planning toolkit designed to help local governments mainstream green growth in their development plans, during the 30th National Convention of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines held in Naga City, Philippines. In support of the SDG targets under […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • October 12, 2018

Palawan Province and GGGI Launch Institute for Resilience and Green Growth

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines, October 12 – The Provincial Government of Palawan and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched the New Banua Institute for Resilience and Green Growth to culminate the Palawan Indigenous Peoples’ Summit, a three-day gathering of almost 1,000 Indigenous People (IP) from the seven tribes in the Province of Palawan. The New […]

News • October 12, 2018

GGGI Contribution to Palawan Climate Resilience and Green Growth Recognized

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines, October 12 – Palawan Governor Jose Chavez Alvarez bestowed upon the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) the Provincial Plaque of Appreciation to recognize the support of the GGGI in pursuing climate resilience and green growth in the Province of Palawan. On the occasion of the launch of the New Banua Institute […]

News • September 13, 2018

GGGI supports the Seminar on Renewable Energy organized by the Korean Embassy in Manila and Department of Energy

On September 13, GGGI supported the Seminar on Renewable Energy organized by the Korean Embassy in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE) held last at the Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. The event aims to strengthen knowledge exchange of the local regulatory and technological landscape on renewable energy and how innovative technologies […]

News • August 31, 2018

Palawan Provincial Development Council Approves Investment Program for Climate Resilience and Green Growth and Adoption of Conceptual Framework for Green Cities

Palawan, Phillippines – On its July 10 meeting, the Palawan Provincial Development Council (PDC),  in line with the Palawan Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) Framework, approved the 2019-2023 Provincial Development Investment Plan (PDIP), 2019 Annual Investment Program (AIP) and the “Conceptual Framework for Green Cities in Palawan”, through PDC Resolution Numbers 7 , 8 […]

News • July 27, 2018

Inclusive and Green Approach Eyed for the DTI Shared Service Facilities Program

On 27 July 2018, a team from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) visited the Shared Service Facility (SSF) operated by the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc. (PFFI) in Marikina City to explore areas where “green and inclusive approaches” could be introduced to enhance its contribution to the […]

News • June 22, 2018

GGGI speaks at the Annual National Convention of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators of the Philippines

Butuan City, Philippines – The Annual National Convention of the League of Local Planning and Development Coordinators was held on June 18-22 at Butuan City, Philippines. With the theme, “Strengthening Capabilities and Alliances of Planning Practitioners for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Development,” the five-day convention was attended by about 900 local planners and development coordinators […]

News • June 1, 2018

GGGI speaks at the Central Luzon Convention of Local Development Planners

The Global Green Growth Institute’s Maricor Muzones was invited to the 8th Regional Convention of the League of Local Planners and Development Coordinators of the Philippines Inc. (LLPDCPI) – Central Luzon last April 11 to speak about GGGI’s initiative on mainstreaming green growth in development planning last April 10 to 12, 2018. The three-day event […]

News • May 22, 2018

GGGI-Bataan Collaboration on a 50-MW Solar Farm Explored

Bataan, Philippines – May 22, 2018 – Building on its current initiative under the GGGI-National and Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) project on “Mainstreaming Green Growth in Development Planning,” GGGI Director-General Dr. Frank Rijsberman met with Bataan Provincial  Governor Albert Garcia and other provincial officers along with key stakeholders such as the Authority of the […]

News • May 16, 2018

GGGI and Philippines’ DTI Hold Inter-Agency Consultation on Development of DTI Carbon Footprint Calculator

Manila, Philippines — 19 April 2018— The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted an Inter-Agency round table consultation to inform the methodologies and assumptions for the ongoing development of the DTI Carbon Footprint Calculator. The activity was attended by representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Department […]

Projects

Project
Mainstreaming Green Growth in Development Planning
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 844 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Support to the Operationalization of the People’s Survival Fund
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 454 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 547 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Philippines Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Philippines  • Cross Cutting
Report
Philippines Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Philippines  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Philippines Report: Eco-town Framework Philippines  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Philippines Report: Eco-town Framework

Philippines  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Rhoel Bernardo

Lead - CRGG Project

Pepe Nebril

Provincial Technical Officer - Palawan: Climate Resilient Green Growth Planning

Juhern Kim

Country Representative, Philippines

Gilda Garibay

CRGG Implementation Officer