14 poor PH provinces to benefit from climate investments in next two years

Published November 18, 2019, 2:52 PM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Fourteen of the poorest provinces in the country may benefit from climate investments in 2020-2021.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu (DOT / MANILA BULLETIN)
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
(DOT / MANILA BULLETIN)

“It is important to ensure that our country and our citizens are prepared for the various effects of climate change,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu pointed out.

Through the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP), Cimatu said the program could help “fortify the collaboration of the different agencies of the Philippine government in pursuit of its goals of inclusive growth.”

The RRP will be focusing on climate investments in 14 provinces in 2020 and 2021. The provinces that may receive investments starting next year are Masbate, Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Samar, Sarangani,  Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

For 2021, provinces that may benefit from climate investments are Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Zamboanga del Norte, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.

To provide awareness among stakeholders of the programs led by the Philippine government and World Bank to enhance climate resilience in the country, DENR and members of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) will be holding a high-level event on November 20 in Quezon City.

The event, which is anchored on the theme, “Accelerating Climate Investments through Risk Resiliency Program,” will provide awareness on the policy and regulatory reforms that support climate investing in the Philippines.

The CCAM-DRR is the designated lead for the RRP. Its members include the Department of Budget and Management, National Economic and Development Authority, Climate Change Commission.

Together with other technical line agencies, the cabinet cluster spearheads the preparation of the RRP.

Among the presentors during the event are DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis who will discuss, “Enhancing Resilience through Strategic Reforms: The Risk Resiliency Program 2020-2022.”

World Bank Country Director Mara Warwick will talk about the “World Bank’s Strategic Actions on Climate Change and Continued Support to the Philippines.”

Stephen Ling, also of World Bank, will discuss the “Accelerating Climate Investments in the Philippines.”

 
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14 poor PH provinces to benefit from climate investments in next two years

Published November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Fourteen of the poorest provinces in the country may benefit from climate investments in 2020-2021.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu (DOT / MANILA BULLETIN)
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
(DOT / MANILA BULLETIN)

“It is important to ensure that our country and our citizens are prepared for the various effects of climate change,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu pointed out.

Through the Risk Resiliency Program (RRP), Cimatu said the program could help “fortify the collaboration of the different agencies of the Philippine government in pursuit of its goals of inclusive growth.”

The RRP will be focusing on climate investments in 14 provinces in 2020 and 2021. The provinces that may receive investments starting next year are Masbate, Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Samar, Sarangani,  Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

For 2021, provinces that may benefit from climate investments are Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Zamboanga del Norte, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.

To provide awareness among stakeholders of the programs led by the Philippine government and World Bank to enhance climate resilience in the country, DENR and members of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR) will be holding a high-level event on November 20 in Quezon City.

The event, which is anchored on the theme, “Accelerating Climate Investments through Risk Resiliency Program,” will provide awareness on the policy and regulatory reforms that support climate investing in the Philippines.

The CCAM-DRR is the designated lead for the RRP. Its members include the Department of Budget and Management, National Economic and Development Authority, Climate Change Commission.

Together with other technical line agencies, the cabinet cluster spearheads the preparation of the RRP.

Among the presentors during the event are DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis who will discuss, “Enhancing Resilience through Strategic Reforms: The Risk Resiliency Program 2020-2022.”

World Bank Country Director Mara Warwick will talk about the “World Bank’s Strategic Actions on Climate Change and Continued Support to the Philippines.”

Stephen Ling, also of World Bank, will discuss the “Accelerating Climate Investments in the Philippines.”

 
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