Pursuant to the RA 9729, s. 2009 as amended by RA 10174, s. 2011, or the Philippine Climate Change Act, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is mandated to formulate the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) in accordance with the National Strategic Framework on Climate Change (NSFCC) in coordination with government agencies and various sectors such as civil society organizations, business sector, and the academe.
The NSFCC shall serve as the basis for climate change planning, research and development, extension, monitoring of activities, and climate financing, to protect vulnerable and marginalized communities from the adverse effects of climate change. The Framework was formulated based on climate change vulnerabilities, specific adaptation needs, and mitigation potential, and in accordance with the international agreements.
The NCCAP outlines the country’s agenda for adaptation and mitigation from 2011-2028 and is based on technical analyses and consultations with government agencies and stakeholders. Its key actions focus on the seven thematic outcomes – food security, water sufficiency, ecological and environmental stability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy, and knowledge and capacity development. Gender and development, technology transfer, research and development, IEC and capacity building are the cross-cutting areas.
As mandated by law, the NSFCC and NCCAP are to be reviewed and updated every three (3) years. As part of updating the NSFCC and NCCAP, indicative work streams have been identified to ensure that the synergies between adaptation and mitigation are captured in the updating of the NSFCC and NCCAP.