Newly cleared forest land and cow in Palawan Philippines

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.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $14.7 Million

    Adaptation

    $5.5 Million

    Clean Energy

    $4 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $5.2 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    109.2 million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    8.40%

    % Forested Area

    27.8%

    Small Island Developing State

    Yes

    Climate Change Information

    Philippines Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    In December 2019, Typhoon Kammuri flooded parts of Legazpi City, one of the biggest natural hazard hotspots in the country. Earlier that year, USAID had helped the local water district develop an emergency preparedness plan for maintaining and restoring water services when disasters strike.
    This blog series features interviews with the winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest. This photo, submitted on behalf of the USAID Protect Wildlife project in the Philippines, is available on the Climatelinks Photo Gallery.
    One of the greatest threats to our global community is climate change, and research shows women are more vulnerable than men to its consequences.