The Philippines, an island nation of nearly 100 million people and one of the world’s 15 most populous nations, is grappling with the challenge of expanding economic opportunities for its people. At the same time, it is one of the nations at greatest risk from climate change impacts, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense floods and storms.
Recognizing that addressing climate change is critical to its future, the Philippines is working to lower emissions even as its economy grows. To meet that objective, the country has outlined its low emission development strategy (LEDS) in key documents, such as the National Climate Change Action Plan and the Philippine Development Plan.
Through the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program, the Philippines is partnering with the United States to help quicken the continued development and acceleration of its LEDS. The technical assistance enables the Philippines to better integrate low emission growth into long-term planning and implement key actions.
Last updated: January 24, 2014