Press Release

Philippines to Adopt GGGI’s Climate Resilient Green Growth Planning Framework

Picture 1-croppedMANILA – November 5, 2015 –The Global Green Growth Institute successfully completed the final Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) Planning Framework report, following a series of inclusive research and participatory consultations with local stakeholders in the Philippines.

The CRGG Planning Framework, developed by GGGI’s Knowledge Services Division with support from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), will help enable local governments to mainstream both climate resilience and local economic growth into their development planning processes. The analytical tool aims to strike a synergy between climate change adaptation and economic development.

A formal handover ceremony was held at the office of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission (CCC), and was attended by CCC Assistant Secretary and Acting Deputy Director Joyceline Goco, GGGI Philippines Country Representative HyoYoul Kim, and GGGI Senior Specialist Yongsung Kim, who highlighted the participatory and multi-stakeholder approach of drafting the CRGG.

“Coming up with this innovative framework involved comprehensive workshops and meetings with various stakeholders from the public, private, and non-governmental sector, which ensures the analytical soundness and applicability of CRGG onPhilippines the ground,” said Kim.

The CCC expressed its appreciation to GGGI, noting that the CRGG will be useful for participating provinces to green their local development plans. The CCC will now look forward to implementing the activities of the CRGG Project in collaboration with GGGI.

To date, the Palawan provincial government has agreed with CCC to officially implement the plan. Another province, Oriental Mindoro, is also expected to endorse the CRGG in the coming months. The CRGG framework could also be applicable to other countries suffering from extreme vulnerability to climate change.

Read the CRGG Final Report is here.