The TA on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds aims to assist the CCC in demonstrating green growth and climate resilience alternatives in LGUs within critical watersheds. The project’s primordial objective is to strengthen institutional and technical capacity for effective integration of climate change concerns into development plans at the local government unit (LGU) level, which can yield multiple benefits in terms of environmental sustainability, job creation, and long-term economic growth
The TA will build on related CCA and DRRM projects undertaken by GIZ, Green Growth Institute, AUSAID, USAID, UNDP, JICA and others. It will also link with the TA on UMRBPL and draw lessons learned and good practices from it.
The project is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). The JFPR was established in May 2000 and provides direct grant assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) while fostering long-term social and economic development. The grants target poverty reduction initiatives with the direct participation of non-government organizations (NGOs), community groups, and civil society. The JFPR gives priority to the poorest and most vulnerable groups living in destitution in ADB DMCs, primarily on innovative programs designed or implemented by local communities or NGOs which contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially in health and education.