Advancing Low Emission Growth in the Philippines
The Philippines is one of the nations at greatest risk from climate change impacts, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense floods and storms. This factsheet explains USAID’s partnership with the Philippines to help it address these threats through its flagship Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program.
This island nation recognizes that it must lower its emissions even as its economy grows and is working to meet this objective through a national climate strategy.
The Philippines Climate Change Commission is collaborating with EC-LEDS to:
- Build and strengthen the Philippines’s national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory
- Develop and improve data and analysis capabilities, used as the basis for low emission development planning
- Promote large-scale deployment of clean energy technologies, and reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and land-use changes
- Develop tools and maps to assess the siting of renewable energy equipment, and help private investors maximize their investment
- Evaluate alternative transportation options to reduce carbon emissions
- Model energy and economic scenarios for national climate change and development planning, ensuring that future energy needs are met in low emission ways
- Analyze the renewable energy market