Philippines Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for the Philippines. Many communities depend on coastal ecosystems (fisheries, aquaculture, and related tourism) for their livelihoods. The Philippines’ agricultural production and coastal infrastructure and ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to projected climate change impacts. Increasing temperatures combined with periods of heavy rainfall and drought will stress crop and fisheries production. Increased typhoons will inflict further damage on crop stocks. In addition, rising sea levels could contaminate freshwater ponds, lead to saltwater intrusion, inundate infrastructure, and affect aquaculture. Storms, sea level rise, and associated storm surge will affect a majority of the country’s population, as 60 percent of municipalities and 10 of the country’s largest cities are located on the coast. Due to this coastal concentration, significant amounts of infrastructure, livelihoods, and other assets are vulnerable to climate changes.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.