The Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction
Cluster provides the conservation and protection of the environment,
natural resources, climate change, and disaster risk management for
sustainable development, and build stronger and safer communities.
Over PHP 2 Billion worth of prompt assistance were provided:
For search and rescue and retrieval operations for typhoon and earthquake victims
Affected families of Taal Volcano Eruption
Poor individuals living in hazard-prone areas through cash for work activities
Calamity-affected small-scale farmers and fisherfolk, including agrarian reform beneficiaries, were provided with over PHP 6 Billion worth of:
Loan assistance for agricultural production, processing facilities, and farm improvement
Insurance for 1.92 million hectares of rice, corn and high-value crops
Over PHP 300 million worth of climate change adaptation projects were approved for implementation under the People's Survival Fund in several provinces
One Doppler Weather Radar was established in Bohol in 2019, bringing an overall count of 17 doppler weather radars established nationwide.
Number of High Frequency Doppler Radars was increased to 24.
Two satellite telemetered seismic stations were commissioned, raising the total to 104.
Additional nine Active Fault Maps were generated
Training and technical assistance were provided to LGUs, National Government
Agencies, and the private sector.
Through the GeoRiskPH, the HazardHunterPH Program and the GeoAnalyticsPH platform were developed, aiming to generate data for more accurate reporting and preparing for hazards.
The Philippines was able to access funds from the Green Climate Fund with the approval of a USD-10 million project for the establishment of a multi-hazard, impact-based forecasting and early warning system.
Government Emergency Communications System-Mobile Operations Vehicle for Emergency, a rapid deployable emergency communications system to disaster- stricken areas in the country, was launched.
Government improved natural systems and enhanced climate-resilient communities.
Manila Bay's Rehabilitation makes headway in the clean-up and in improving the water quality.
Dredging of the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System, through the support of San Miguel Corporation's PHP 1 Billion pledge for the dredging and clean-up of the river system, has started.
Enhanced National Greening Program remains the government's major tool for
2.031 million hectares were planted with 1.704 billion seedlings, generating 5,004,336 jobs
Support to bamboo plantations was increased.
Mangrove rehabilitation is being pursued to protect coastal communities.
35 legislated Marine Protected Areas are being maintained and protected
29 Marine Protected Area Networks were established to improve fish catch and conserve biodiversity.
Rehabilitation of mineralized areas and slope stabilization of mined-out and tailings covered areas is being implemented.
To ensure steady water supply, the Angat Dam low-level outlet was rehabilitated to serve as back up water discharge, ensuring operability.
A total of 89 deep wells were reactivated.
156 mobile water tankers and 12 static water tanks were deployed in 45 affected barangays.
46 groundwater monitoring wells were installed in groundwater critical areas.
To respond to the accumulation and improper disposal of medical wastes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, new policies were issued to better manage hazardous wastes.
16 rivers nationwide were identified as most improved on water quality. 585 water bodies, To date, were adopted nationwide by private sector partners.
447 Notices of Violations for encroachment of easements and direct discharge of wastewater were issued.
Constructions of sewage treatment facilities were actively promoted among LGUs.
Sabang Sewerage Collection and Treatment System Project in Puerto Galera is now fully operational.
Sewage treatment plant of the Panglao Bohol International Airport is operational. The LGU will soon construct the PHP 100MiIIion worth of JICA Grant-Sewage Treatment Plant Project, an integrated approach to address wastewater management in Panglao Island.
On Air Quality Management, 104 ambient air quality monitoring stations are being maintained in highly urbanized centers nationwide. The data show that in 2019, the country has good air quality as levels of criteria pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5 were within the standard.
In 2019, about 3,249.87 thousand tons oil equivalent (KTOE) (60% electricity; 40% fuel) were saved through the energy efficiency and conservation program.
To support response activities to cushion the COVID-19 pandemic economic impact, uninterrupted supply of power was ensured.
Ginhawang Dulot ng Matatag na Imprastraktura
As of March 10, 2020, 87 infrastructure projects were completed.
Other completed projects are the Php 100 Million Arcon Flood Control project in Isabela; Maon Catchment in Butuan City; construction of Revetment structures for the most eroded river banks in Tuguegarao City, amounting to Php 2.113 billion; and the Flood Management and Mitigation Projects in Bohol and Cebu.
There are now 441 traffic signalized intersections under the Expansion of Intelligent Transport System worth PHP 10 billion, aimed to serve as a road map for the envisioned renewal and upgrading of the existing Metro Manila Traffic Signal System.