December 28, 2022 Wednesday
QUEZON CITY, 28 December 2022 - In pursuit of scientific, evidence-based, and transparent climate governance, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) brought together national government agencies to discuss the progress of the country’s national climate reports.
Over 50 participants from 24 national government agencies attended the “Coordination and Update Meeting on National Climate Action Monitoring and Reporting,” which covered the three ongoing reports facilitated by CCC: (1) National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) 2017-2020 Monitoring Report; (2) 2015 and 2020 National [GHG] Inventory Report (NIR); and (3) the Philippine Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The NCCAP Monitoring 2017-2020 tracks the progress of the government in concretizing its outputs and outcomes under its seven (7) thematic priorities: food security, water sufficiency, ecological and environmental stability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy, and knowledge and capacity development, in line with the Climate Change Act of 2009, as amended.
The 2015 and 2020 NIR measure GHG emission levels to inform evidence-based mitigation policy and planning and is in line with the Philippine Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management and Reporting System (PGHGIMRS), issued under Executive Order No. 174 in 2014.
The Philippine BUR is one of three (3) national reports to be submitted to the UNFCCC to assess global progress on climate commitments and mobilize support needs of Parties.
“By presenting to all of you today the initiatives and efforts of the national government encapsulated in Climate Reports, we hope to provide a reflection of what we have done so far and how we can scale up our climate actions,” said CCC Deputy Executive Director Romell Antonio O. Cuenca, who welcomed the participants on behalf of Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje.
The implementation of National Climate Public Expenditures was also presented to further encourage agencies to tag their climate programs.
Representatives from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also shared their methods and best practices for their respective submissions to the 2015 and 2020 National GHG Inventory Report.
The Coordination and Update Meeting on National Climate Action Monitoring and Reporting was held on 21 December 2022 at Hive Hotel and Convention Place, Quezon City and also via Zoom video conference.
As the lead agency in the monitoring and evaluation of national climate change programs and as the focal point for the Philippines’ communications to the UNFCCC, the CCC shall continue to work with various national government agencies to foster the finalization of the said reports.
For more information about the Philippine BUR, GHG Inventory, and NCCAP, visit the website of the CCC at https://climate.gov.ph and https://niccdies.climate.gov.