Forest Patrollers in the Philippines Using USAID and DENR Innovation

Philippines

At a Glance

The Philippines is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and extreme rainfall. This is due to its high exposure to natural hazards (cyclones, landslides, floods, droughts), dependence on climate-sensitive natural resources, and vast coastlines where all of its major cities and the majority of the population reside. A rich yet increasingly depleted natural and marine resources base supports livelihoods through fisheries, agriculture, forestry, energy, mining, and tourism and provides critical ecosystem services such as shoreline protection, flood control, soil stability, and habitats for biodiversity. In the Philippines more than half of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector, followed by agriculture, industrial processes, waste, and land-use change and forestry.

USAID’s 2022-2030 Climate Strategy

USAID’s 2022-2030 Climate Strategy takes an unprecedented “whole-of-Agency” approach that calls on all corners of USAID to play a part. USAID will work on the ground with partner governments and local actors to set the global trajectory toward a vision of a resilient, prosperous, and equitable world with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Sea Level Rise

Wetter Wet Season, Drier Dry Season

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Coastal Ecosystems

Energy

Infrastructure

Human Health

Water

Country Climate Context

Population (2023)

116.4 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

GHG Emissions Growth

8.40%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

9.74%

Funding & Key indicators


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$17.4 Million

Adaptation

$5.6 Million

Clean Energy

$6 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$5.8 Million

Investment Mobilized for Sustainable Landscapes (USD) (2022)

$8,108,619

Hectares Under Improved Management Expected to Reduce GHG Emissions (2022)

17

Reduced or Sequestered GHG Emissions through Sustainable Landscapes Activities (metric tons) (2022)

241,168

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Philippines

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