CCC & DILG-LGA partner up to bolster LGU adaptation planning capacities

November 22, 2022 Tuesday

MANILA, 22 November 2022 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government-Local Government Academy (DILG-LGA) are building up their institutional partnerships to further bolster Local Government Unit (LGU) capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

CCC and DILG-LGA are conducting the culminating batch of the training-of-trainers on the formulation of enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (eLCCAP)  on 21 to 25 November 2022 in Ace Hotel and Suites, Pasig City. The Training of Trainers coincides with the observance of the 15th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week.

The activity is part of the series of training-of-trainers spearheaded by the two agencies, with the overall objective of creating a pool of coaches and experts to assist the Local Governance Regional Resources Centers (LGRRCs) nationwide in their conduct of capacity building activities on the development of eLCCAPs.

Around 90 participants representing DILG regional offices, city and municipal planning and development offices, and local disaster risk reduction and management offices, as well as representatives from local resource institutes and higher education institutions from Regions 5, 10, 13, 4B, and National Capital Region will attend the said training.

Through the DILG and CCC partnership, LGUs demonstrated increased capacities for climate action and reporting. DILG released Memorandum Circular 2021-068, enjoining LGUs to submit their LCCAPs to the CCC, which resulted in additional 715 LCCAPs received by the CCC. This increased submissions by 93% from 2021, overall making total LCCAP submissions at 80% from 1,715 LGUs.

The training of trainers supports this year’s CCC Week theme, “Sama-samang Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Nagbabagong Klima,” by mentoring and capacitating local government units and higher education institutions in the country on the formulation and enhancement of science-based and risk-informed action plans. This will help to strengthen the local communities’ adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change.

The five-day activity will cover the process of LCCAP formulation and all its technical components, such as Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Climate Change Expenditure Tagging, and People’s Survival Fund. 

The training will be facilitated by resource persons from the CCC, DILG Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DSHUD), and Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA).

For more information about the upcoming training-of-trainers on the formulation of eLCCAP and other CCC Week activities, visit the CCC’s social media pages at @cccphl.