Climate Change Commission helps LGUs in accessing funds for climate adaptation projects

Published July 21, 2020, 8:15 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is working with more local government units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to provide them the needed information on how to access the People’s Survival Fund (PSF)—the Philippines’ climate finance mechanism for local climate adaptation projects.

Through the PSF eLearning Program, the CCC said it is able to address the challenges of LGUs in accessing the climate adaptation grant, such as lack of direct information on the process and requirements for PSF funding, constraints in terms of technical capacity to develop climate change adaptation projects, and the need for collaboration with community stakeholders.

The second run of the PSF eLearning Program has just concluded through a virtual culminating activity held on June 24. The online event was designed to encourage its students to share their experiences, learnings, and feedback on the program.

Graduates of the previous batches still continue to receive technical assistance from the CCC through its PSF One-on-One Mentoring Program.

CCC said it is now accepting applications for the Batch 3 of the program, which will run from August-October 2020. Only 50 applicants are selected per batch.

Interested applicants must be working in the planning and development, environment and natural resource, climate change, and/or the disaster risk reduction and management offices or units in LGUs or community-based organizations. 

Registration must be done through the link: and a maximum of three participants for each LGU or organization.

The deadline of registration is on July 22 at 8 p.m., while the results will be posted on July 29.