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1Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities InitiativesHOCCIUN-HABITATUSD 3MReduce marine plastic pollution to contribute to the achievement of healthy ocean and clean citiesNPOA localization framework or roadmap; Policy Papers to support the NPOA; Enhanced data collection and management including the piloting of a new plastic leakage assessment model; MPL strategies; Pilot projects on waste reduction and management focused on MPL; Training materials; and Information, education and communication (IEC) Campaign tools.Bicol, MIMAROPA, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao RegionLegazpi City, Calapan City, Ormoc City, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao CityEMBThe project team is seeking inputs and comment on the DoC to the concerned PAC members. The signing of the DoC will be done during the 1st PAC Meeting.
2Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and LandscapeSIBOLUSAIDUSD 22MImprove governance of natural resources and areas from which they are derived and drivers of natural resources insecurity addressed, which will then result to the following: governance of natural resources improved ; sustainable natural resources sector managed ; environmental crimes and unsustainable practices reduced; and natural resources policy framework strengthened, inter-agency collaboration improved and environmental and social safeguards (ESS) upheldConservation science strengthened; Smart economic incentives to promote positive environemntal behavior created/established; Science-led incentivized enforcement capacity built; Biodiversity safeguards developed.Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, CaragaZambales, Palawan, Surigao del NorteBMBOn December 3, 2020, RTI Inc. already shared the project description/document; On November 6, 2020, a meeting was held with USAID and NEDA to discuss the status of SPA and and its proposed joint project implmentation letter (JPIL). It was agreed that USAID will draft a proposed project level non obligating agreement.; On September 9, 2020, a meeting was held with USAID and RTI to discuss the appropriate institutional arrangement for the project; USAID SIBOL Team conducted a start up workshop last August 18-21 and 24, 2020; According to NEDA request for SPA of DOAg was endorsed by DOF to OP on September 4, 2020; USAID will work with the Phil-SIBOL team to finalize the project document which is expected to be presented around August or September 2020; On-going discussion with NEDA and USAID regarding the implementation arrangement; The Project Steering Committee is proposed to be organized already as one of the pre-implementation activities; NEDA, as the signatory of the Development Objective Assistance Agreement (DOAg), is currently securing the necessary government approvals for the issuance of SPA for this project.
3Safe Water Project USAIDUSD 18MImprove Management of Water Resources – Sustainable water resources availability; Access to Resilient Water and Sanitation Services – Upstream stewardship comes to fruition in downstream access to water and sanitation; Improve Water Sector Governance – Good water governance.Strengthened water resources governance; Improved sustainable water resources management; Increased access to resilient water supply and sanitation.SOCCSKSARGEN, MIMAROPA, Western VisayasSarangani, Palawan, Negros OccidentalNWRBResponded to USAID letter re USAID proposed collaboration; On-going discussion with NEDA and USAID regarding the implementation arrangement; A follow-on meeting with ASec Amaro and NWRB was conducted last 10 August 2020 to discuss updates of the project.
4Responsible Land Governance in MindanaoRLGMGIZEUR 4MPursue the management of public lands by national agencies, local governments and communities – including indigenous cultural communities – in selected areas of Mindanao that is oriented towards sustainability and conflict sensitivity through: Harmonized zoning definitions and responsible land management incorporated in joint guidelines of national agencies; Codification for land related laws and ordinances; Availability on land tenure and land use in public landsThe mandated national agencies developed improved mechanisms for the management of public lands; The capacities of selected local government in Mindanao for a responsible management of public lands are strengthened; The cooperation between national agencies and local governments for the exchange of information and data in relation to land use and land rights (use, ownership and property of land) is strengthened.Northern Mindanao, CaragaLMBOn December 15, 2020, LMB conducted a project orientation to the concerned implementing regions; Request for SPA is being reviewed by ODESGA Supervising Lawyer since 08 September 2020; Sent a memorandum to the regional offices concerned (R-10, 11 and 13) re comments/inputs and concurrence in the draft IA; LMB has prepared a draft of the Operations Manual (OM); The RLGM was granted an extension of two (2) years from the development partner’s perspective (April 2023 – awaiting official communication from GIZ; LMB sent an official communication to partner implementing agencies to assign member for the PMC – DHSUD and BMB already responded (Nora Diaz for DHSUD and BMB Assistant Director); Pre-implementation activities has been started by LMB with GIZ during the 2nd and 3rd qtr of 2019.
5Promotion of Vertical Integration in Wood Processing through People's Organization in Community Based Forest Management Areas in the PhilippinesAFoCOUSD 0.9MSupport the vertical integration in Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) areas through the promotion of community based livelihood opportunities through utilization of existing plantations; Promote the engagement of the two participating CBFM People’s Organizations (POs) into value adding activities in wood production; Provide adequate market linkages for the two participating CBFM POs in the operation of their wood-based enterprises; and Formulate and recommend enabling policy guidelines for the implementation of vertical integration as a business model for CBFM POs.Report on Situational and Gap Analysis, three Business Plans of the Participating POs; Training reports and training modules produced. Wood processing machineries and equipment; Reports/list of potential markets; Documentation of policies reviewed and drafted policy brief.Central Visayas, CaragaFMBWorkshop for the Operations Manual and Implementation plan was conducted last 09-11 December 2020; Request for SPA is being reviewed by ODESGA Supervising Lawyer since 21 September 2020; Pre-implementation activities, such as drafting of Special Orders for the PMO, PSC, and Implementation Agreement, etc. already initiated by FMB.
6Establishment of an Integrated 3D-GIS Based Water Resources Management Information System for the Pampanga River Basin – WRMIS Phase IIKOICAUSD 5.80MImprove water resources planning, management and regulation in the whole Pampanga River Basin; Utilize Integrated Water Resources Management for water allocation and distribution, irrigation and flood analysis; Strengthen NWRB role in sustainable development and effective water resources regulation and management through formulation of appropriate policies; Provide communication strategy plan for effective dissemination of information.Enhanced and synchronized ISP/BPR (Business Process Reengineering); Enhanced 3D-GIS WRMIS and new system constructed; Constructed GIS DB and Integrations of all other River basin databases; Capacitated NWRB and other data users.Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central LuzonNWRBRequest for SPA was elevated to the OP - Office of the Senior Deputy Executive Secretary last 07 December 2020; Submitted to DENR Legal Affairs Service the NWRB response on the comments/suggestions on the draft RD; Request for SPA is being reviewed by ODESGA Supervising Lawyer since 28 July 2020; Awaiting from NWRB the request of OP on the revised implementation schedule to process SPA.
7Establishing Knowledge on the International Importance of Sibugay Wetlands: A Means to Enhance Wise Use of the Proposed Ramsar SiteNWFUSD 0.04To contribute to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention Strategic Plan 2016-2024 through the inclusion of Sibugay Wetlands to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance; To generate more detailed biological and physico- chemical data as well as information on ecosystem services of Sibugay Wetlands; To strengthen the capacity of local communities and technical personnel on wetland conservation and wise use.Wetland Profile for Sibugay Wetlands; resource maps of the wetland biodiversity; Pictorial guide on the local biodiversity; Well informed local communities and other stakeholders; Trained and empowered community members; Retooling of technical personnel; Produced Community-based Wetland Conservation Action Plan; Community-led implementation of wetland action plan and monitoring of wetland status. RIS completed and submitted to the Ramsar National Administrative Authority.Zamboanga PeninsulaBMBThe request for the issuance of the Special Presidential Authority (SPA) is currently being reviewed by the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for General Administration (ODESGA), Office of the President; Draft Contract was already confirmed/concurred by DENR Legal affairs Service.
8Development of Capacity for Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury Containing Medical Measuring DeviceJAIFUSD 0.08MTo contribute in preventing the adverse impacts of mercury on health and the environment through the environmentally sound management, in particular the disposal of mercury-containing medical measuring devices, namely used thermometers and sphygmomanometers, in the ASEAN Member States.Developed inventory on the use, substitution, storage, collection and disposal of mercury-containing medical measuring devices in each target country: Indonesia and the Philippines; Developed Guidelines on the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of mercury waste from medical measuring devices;. Awareness raising for stakeholders through knowledge sharing in country and among stakeholders in the ten ASEAN Member States.NCREMBJapan Misssion granted the request for no cost extension up to January 2021; A letter of no cost extension of the project was submitted on December 2, 2020 to the Japan Mission to ASEAN for the implementation of the project; Request for Special Presidential Authority (SPA) is under review by ODESGA, OP; Draft Special Order for the creation of PSC, TWG and PMU was forwarded to PMD-FASPS on December 8, 2020 for appropriate action; Revised MoU was forwarded to the Legal Service on Decmber 14, 2020 for final review taking into consideration the legal comments dated October 21, 2020.
9Improved Ecosystem Services and Reduced Vulnerability to Climate Change through Ecosystem-based Management and Application of Ecosystem Values in Two River Basins in the Philippines E2RBBMU-GIZEUR 4.6MStrengthen ecosystem services, protect biodiversity and reduce vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters in 2 river basins through integrated management and application of ValuES (ecosystem services assessment) and ecosystem-based adaptation measures (including a network of protected areas).A coordinated implementation of EbA measures for reliable water supply, better water quality, optimized disaster risk management and targeted biodiversity protection has taken place; Financial instruments to support ecosystem-based measures are available; Ecosystem services valuation instruments included in government policies, plans and monitoring procedures for conservation financing (such as for protected areas) in river basin; Knowledge and information relevant for ecosystem services values, EbA as well as ecosystem-based river basin management is made available for the use by national and subnational actors and at the same time serve for awareness-raising in support of scaling up integrated management of ecosystems in river basins or watersheds.Davao, SOCCSKSARGEN, CaragaRBCOOn December 21, 2020, a meeting was held with RBCO, GIZ and FASPS to discuss and clarify the project indicators; On December 17, 2020, request for SPA in under review by the ODESGA, OP; December 15, 2020, 2nd levelling off meeting with concerned regions was conducted by RBCO; On October 6, 2020, submitted to OP c/o Ms. Leni Bundoc the response on their queries; Finalized draft IA based on the legal recommendations in the memorandum dated 17 September 17, 2020; Response to legal comments on the draft IA was transmitted to legal office on September 11, 2020; On September 4, 2020, DOF endorsed the project to OP; August 18, 2020, NEDA endorsed the project to DOF; Submitted draft Implementation Agreement (IA) to DENR Legal for review and waiting Legal feedback.
10Sustainable Coastal Protection through Biodiversity Conservation in Coastal Ecosystems affected by Typhoons in the PhilippinesProCOASTIKI-GIZEUR 3.5MTo improve the protection of coastal areas and the people who live there from the effects of climate changeThe political and legal framework conditions for species and coastal protection are improved; Innovative protection and management measuresare widely applied. Examples of such measures may include the following but are not limited to, the rehabilitation of Abandoned, Underutilized and Undeveloped (AUU) Brackish Water Fishponds to mangrove forests, green gray coastal protection and mangrove ecoparks; Relevant interest groups’ knowledge and awareness of coastal ecosystems have improved through social marketing.Western Visayas, Central VisayasBMBOn December 16, 2020, PIS informed us through email that ANRES has already sent a clarificatory letter to DENR and for signature of Undersecretary Uy; On November 26, 2020, PIS informed us through email that they already drafted an endorsement to DOF cc DFA; On October 30, 2020, DENR submitted to NEDA the response to its comments and recommendations on the revised document.
11Reducing Plastic Waste and Marine Litter in East and Southeast Asia: Supporting a Transition to a Circular Economy in the Region ProjectRethinking Plastics ProjectBMZ, EUEUR 11.13MSupport the international aspects of the EU Plastic Strategy in East and Southeast Asia, thereby conttinuting to strengthening EU cooperation with countries in the region, including the Philippines, in the areas of circular economy, plastic waste and marine litter reduction; Support a transition to sustainable consumption and production of plastic in East and South East Asia and contribute to significantly reduce marine litter, including by supporting European approaches, policies and business models.Enhanced basis for relevant EU policy dialogues e.g. on environment, fisheries and industry, concerning plastic production and management; Implementation of waste hierarchy, extended producer responsibility (EPR) and deposit return schemes (DRS) for plastic products and plastic waste are supported; Activities for sustainable consumption and production of plastics are implemented; Efforts for the reduction of litter from sea-based sources are enhanced; Awareness of public authorities and consumers about sustainable consumption and production of plastic and impacts on the environment of littering is increased.EMBEMB awaiting from GIZ the draft revised IA; Awaiting endorsement of the project by EMB; The revised implementation strategy is yet to be revised and submitted by GIZ for review by EMB.
12Enhancing Marine Litter Management in the PhilippinesKOICAUSD 4.5Increase awareness on marine litter through training and education program on marine litter; Enhance the capacity on marine litter response through monitoring activity at demonstration sites; Build scientific basis on marine litter monitoring through establishing a national marine litter monitoring guideline of RO Philippines.Local and overseas training implemented; Capacitated DENR, LGUs as well as NGOs; Technology and knowledge products; Monitoring stations’ site; Responsibility centers for regular marine litter monitoring; Data cards; Draft guidelines for marine litter monitoring protocol; Marine clean-up vessel.NCR, Central Visayas, Northern MindanaoEMB, BMBAwaiting from KOICA the proposed activity date for the detailed appraisal mission will be that held in October 2020 with the Korea Marine Environment Corporation (KOEM); Expected approval of the project funding by the KOICA is in November or December 2020.
13Solution for Marine and Coastal Resilience in the Coral TriangleSOMACOREGIZUSD 20MTo strengthen resilience of ecosystems and communities in transboundary seascapes of the Coral Triangle through protection, good governance and effective management of coastal and marine biodiversity.Revised regional and national action plans, legislation, and policies to balance protection and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources; Up-scaled successful approaches on integrated ecosystem-based resource management which ensure that ecosystem services are sustained, livelihoods are diversified and carbon is stored; Policy recommendations based on regional experiences and which inform international processes such as the post 2020 CBD agenda, SDG and NDC commitments.BMBDENR endorsed to DFA the inputs in the draft text on the Embassy’s Note No. 265 - Exchange of Notes for the technical cooperation with the Federal of Germany for the SOMACORE project. (DFA letter dated October 13, 2020 ); The complete programme proposal was submitted by GIZ to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) for evaluation; Under proposal development. In January to April 2020, the GIZ conducted an appraisal mission, presented and discussed with various project partners e.g BMB, BFAR, NEDA, DFA, PNCCC and other stakeholders the project framework to get ideas and feedback on the strategies for the Philippines; On May 27-28, 2020, a virtual meetingwas conducted to continue the proposal development.It was attended by BMB, BFAR, NEDA, DFA, FASPS, NCI, ZSL, UP-MSI.
14Institutionalizing a Rationalized and Integrated Forest Fire Management in the PhilippinesAFoCO, KOICAUSD 6.28MPromote and setup an institutional collaboration for forest fire management; Develop and implement capability building activities for relevant sectors involved in forest fire management; and Provide logistical support for the implementation of rationalized and integrated forest fire management.Prevention, Detection, Alert, Response (PDAR) protocol; Integrated Forest Fire Prevention and Control Management Plans; Incentive mechanism for community-based Forest Fire Management; Draft policy recommendation; Core competency and training needs assessment (CCTNA); training designs; Fire suppression and communication equipment and facilities; Demonstation sites for vegetative and structural Fire Prevention measures.Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Western Visayas, Northern MindanaoFMBAn email dated 20 October from the AFoCO Secretariat informing FMB that the proposal was not accepted by the Korea Forest Service; The proposal was endorsed to the head of AfoCO Secretariat on August 13, 2020 for possible funding.
15Development of Regional Standard Requirements for Transboundary Movement of Plastic Waste into the ASEAN region and Pilot Study on Optimazation of Domestic Plastic UtilizationTBMNORADUSD 0.2MEnsure that all AMS and Plastic industry are aware of the implication of the amendment to the Basel Convention on plastic waste; Promote the capacity of AMS in the effective control of the transboundary movement plastic waste illegal TBM of plastic waste in the ASEAN region, Promote the optimization of domestically-generated plastic utilization and minimization of transboundary movement of plastic waste; and Promote partnerships to support circular economy in the ASEAN region for recycling of plastic waste in an environmentally sound manner.Report on pilot study on the plastic waste utilization/absorption in recycling industry in a selected AMS; Vade-mecum of TBM of plastic waste in ASEAN Region; File on the presentation of an overview of tha amendment of Basel Convention and its implication to the plastic recycling industry in the region; Regional standards for requirements of TBM on plastic waste; Hard, soft and documentary video of documents.EMBLetter signifying support to the project to Mr. Purnono, Director, Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Center for Southeast Asia was transmitted to NORAD on September17, 2020.
16Assessment of the Potential Impacts and Risks of the In-Stream and Floodplain Aggregates Mining to River Morphology and Flood Susceptibilities in the PhilippinesKOICAUSD 0.61MUnderstand the potential impacts of the in-stream and floodplain sand and gravel extractions and the associated risks to river morphology and flood hazard susceptibilities; Provide concerned Local Government Units and regulate government agencies planning framework for sustainable sand and gravel extractions, as well as, appropriate flood hazard risk management plan taking into consideration river morphology and geomorphologic processes.Probabilistic Flood Hazard Map with corresponding Technical Report; IEC Campaign on affected communities.Central Luzon, Northern MindanaoPampanga, Lanao del NorteMGBThe proposal was endorsed to KOICA Philippines Office last September 2020.
17Improving Worker Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a Focus on WomenILOImprove workers' rights and working conditions, including women workers, in the agriculture, fishing and mining sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia.Increased awareness among employers, workers, and other local stakeholders in selected rural communities on the requirements and benefits of adhering to labor standards in the agriculture, fishing, and mining sectors; Improved administration and capacity of government and other relevant stakeholders to monitor labor standards and OSH and remediate violations in the rural areas of agriculture, fishing, and mining sectors; Improved capacity of government and social partners to implement compliance campaigns on wage inequality and workplace discrimination against women in the supply chain of the agriculture, fishing and mining sectors.MGBThe proposal was endorsed to USDoL through ILO on September 28, 2020
18Creating Opportunities in Ecosystem Services: Piloting of the Forest Healing and Experiential Learning Model on La Mesa Watershed ReservationAFoCOUSD 0.94MAssess and place values on recreational ecosystem services in urban landscapes; Develop a model for forest healing and experiential learning in an urban environment and the promotion of various contributions of forests to human health and wellness; Develop policy recommendation on the enhancement of policies relevant to urban forest development and protection.La Mesa Water Reservation Master Site Development Plan; Forest educational and wellness facilities; Promotion of forest ecosystem of benefits for urban people; Draft enabling policy guidelineson urban forest development and protection.NCRFMBThe proposal was endorsed to the head of AfoCO Secretariat for possible funding.
19Paris Agreement in Action: Upscaling Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) to Achieve Nationally Determined ContributionsFLR UpscalingUN-FAO, IKIEUR 0.32MSupport existing platforms for a better integration of FLR options in NDCs with strong focus on knowledge sharing, capacity development, mobilization of innovative financing and investment options and guidance on the monitoring and reporting of FLR impacts to the UNFCCC; and implementation of existing national FLR action plans/ programmes with a multi-dimensional approach.Regional platforms/networks/initiatives are strengthened to promote more efficiently both preparation and implementation of large scale FLR programmes to achieve the Paris Agreement and the Bonn Challenge; Large scale national FLR plans / programmes are effectively implemented in the six targeted countries in order to maximize the contribution of FLR options to achieve the Paris Agreement and the Bonn Challenge. Central Luzon, Central VisayasBataan: Limay; Bohol: CaroodFMBAwaiting issuance of SPA by the OP. The request is with the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for General Administration (ODESGA) as of October 23, 2020 (Reference No. 2020-MRO-20567); An initial planning meeting on the project was held with FAO, FMB and FASPS on Oct. 14, 2020 and discussed the Philippine activities and pre-implementation actions; FMB and FASPS drafted the Special Order for the Project Steering Committee and the TWG. The Forestry Environment Section, FRCD will serve as Project Coordinating Unit; PPD and PMD will discuss pre-implementation activities and turn-over; The draft Terms of Reference on National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) was circulated by FAO for comments. This undertaking will be outsourced by FAO though a Letter of Agreement (LOA).
20Forest for a Sustainable Future: Educating ChildrenUN-FAOUSD 0.22MIncrease the forest literacy, or awareness of forests and the need to manage them sustainably, among children aged 9-12. Students will have improved knowledge on forests and will develop adequate skills and capacities to make decisions in favor of their sustainable impact. This will be enabled by developing educational materials and piloting an interactive, experiential forest-based learning approach in the target countries.Local teachers and stakeholders are engaged to develop three interactive, forest based learning modules based on experiential and forest based learning for youth aged 9-12 in each country; The learning materials are piloted in target countries to gain further knowledge on the implementation of country-driven forest curricula that is locally relevant, and to raise children’s awareness of forests and their sustainable management in pilot schools; Target stakeholders in two pilot countries are informed about the educational modules and select teachers in the pilot countries are provided with training; Target stakeholders in other countries in the two regions are provided with guidance on how to adapt and implement the modules for country specific use; Modules and guidance publication are promoted and disseminated through key events in the forestry and education community. FMBThe request for Special Authority is still with the ODESGA, Office of the President (received June 19, 2020, Reference No.2020-MRO-27372); FRCD, FMB shall be coordinating the project.
21Upscaling Community Resilience through Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk ReductionEco-DRRUNEPUSD 0.25Enhance resilience of communities and countries to disasters including from climate risks through the scaling up of Eco-DRR implementation.A situation analysis report that details current status of DENR geospatial resources, capacity building needs and level of data resolution required; Enhanced GIS-based monitoring system for high resolution monitoring, production of maps and for data harmonization; Guidelines for mainstreaming and augmenting disaster resilience components of the ENGP programme; and Documentation of results and case studies on models for integrating Eco-DRR into large scale national programs for dissemination at Global and regional policy fora, or conventions.FMBThe request for Special Authority is still with the Office of the President (received June 3, 2020, Reference Number 2020-MRO-25659).
22The Philippines' Eastern Seaboard Coastal Resilience ProjectGCFUSD 37.88Enhance the climate resilience of vulnerable coastal communities along the Philippines’ Eastern Seaboard using an ecosystem based community-centered approach to adaptation focusing on the most vulnerable groups (women, the youth, elderly, people with disability, fisherfolk and other marginalized groups).Enhanced knowledge management systems for reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate-induced coastal hazards; Enhanced coastal ecosystems to buffer against extreme weather events and to support climate-resilient and gender-responsive livelihoods; Enhanced capacity for integrating coastal ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) considerations into Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUP).Bicol, Eastern Visayas, CaragaAlbay: Manito, Rapu-Rapu; Catanduanes: Pandan, Bagamanoc, Panganiban, Viga; Camarines Norte: Santa Elena, Capalonga, Jose Panganiban; Camarines Sur: Siruma, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Caramoan, Tinambac; Sorsogon: Gubat, Prieto Diaz; Eastern Samar: Gen. MacArthur, Salcedo, Giporlos, Quinapondan, Arteche, San Policarpio; Northern Samar: Biri, Lavezares, San Jose, Rosario; Surigao del Norte: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Socorro, Santa MonicaDHSUD, PAGASA, and BFARUNDP Regional Hub is revising the narrative of Output 1 of the project document; UNDP met with PAGASA and PPD-FASPS and discussed how costs of PAGASA can be reduced. Some options identified were for NGAs to finance services to be out-sourced, using PSA data as secondary data, and for PAGASA to take on the hiring of project personnel under its modernization program; A meeting on December 22, 2020 with the Phil. Statistics Authority (PSA), UNDP, PAGASA and FASPS was carried out and discussed PSA data that may be made available for the project.
23HCFC Phase-out Management Plan Stage 2HPMP 2MLFUSD 2.75MSupport the GOP in its next obligation under the Montreal Protocol, which is meeting 35% reduction target by January 1, 2020; Decision 68/36 of the ExCOM stipulates that the Multilateral Fund will assist the Philippines in its efforts to meet the 2020 target, by providing funds to achieve 15% of the baseline level (24.42 ODP tonnes).Replacement of refrigerants by two air-conditioner manufacturing companies.EMBTechnical Assistance activities are on-going; On the Investment activities, Koppel and Carrier are interested to replace their refrigerant with R-32.
24Accelerating Climate Investments in the PhilippinesACIPWBStrengthen the enabling environment for key climate adaptation and mitigation investments and introduce good practices, to contribute to implementation of the Philippines' NDC, and increasing ambition in the NDC revision cycle; Support the implementation of needed reforms to the government's convergent planning and budgeting at the national and subnational level in the National Climate Change Action Plan, Risk Resiliency Program and Climate Change Expenditure Tagging, among others, as well as deepening analysis of needs and practical steps for addressing climate adaptation and mitigation within a number of key areas while responding to the challenges of response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Capacity of relevant national agencies to formulate bankable climate mitigation and adaptation projects and access climate finance and investments enhanced; NDC Communication Plan operationalized; Capacity of DENR Regional Staff on using new forest resources assessment methodology enhanced; Capacity of FMB personnel enhanced on the measurement of other carbon pool (soil, litter, HWPs); Capacity enhanced in using MRV technologies (drone, image interpretation, remote sensing applications) for the forestry sector; Capacity of sectoral GHG Inventory Team built to effectively conduct inventory, reporting, QA, QC; GHG archiving system in place; Country-specific emission factor adopted; NDC implementation strategies/plan developed and implemented; Capacity to integrate, implement NDC mitigation and adaptation actions, including existing and emerging technologies, strengthened among MSMEs; Capacity to establish and maintain a national climate change statistic, including population vulnerabilities and targeted adaptation and mitigation actions; Climate-resilient soil and water conservation measures (vegetative and structure) established; Resilience of critical infrastructure assessed and strengthened; Sectoral Risk and vulnerability assessment conducted; Sectoral impact models for climate sensitive sectors developed; Economy-wide analysis and emissions scenario conducted for the formulation of subsequent NDC; Economy-wide transition plan for NDC implementation developed; Operational Guidelines on REDD+ implementation in the Philippines developed; Operational establishing a Domestic Carbon Market Mechanism for investors in forest carbon projects developed; Forestry Mitigation Action Plan integrated to the Philippine Master Plan for climate resilient forestry development; Guidelines on the Improved National Forest Resources Assessment designed and adopted; Fuelwood consumption and its impact on forests study conducted by 2023; Monitoring, reporting, and verification system operationalized; MRV technology (drone, image interpretation, remote sensing applications) for the forestry sector utilized; Study on establishing a Sustainable financing mechanism for forest conservation conducted; Market analysis for clean technologies (AWITFE sectors) conducted; Marginal Abatement Cost Curve analysis conducted; Barrier analysis to implement mitigation and adaptation options developed; Sectoral mitigation and adaptation investments mobilized; Macroeconomic analysis of climate impacts and adaptation and mitigation investments carried out; Investment planning for sector resilience conducted; Feasibility study for identified transport projects conducted; Policy and financial tools to support the implementation of NDC actions developed. Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, SOCCSKSARGEN, CaragaMasbate, Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Samar, Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Sarangani, Southern Leyte, Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga del NorteCCCFocus group discussions and Key Informant Interview were conducted with the national agencies concerned, and regional, provincial and LGU provinces involved in RRP under the ACIP RRP Performance Assessment and M&E; Regions 5, 7 and 13, as well as Sorsogon Province, were already consulted.
25Baguio City Sanitation Improvement ProjectADBUSD 115MAssist the government to ensure that all residents of Baguio City will have access to adequate sanitation services.Policy and regulatory environment improved: Enhanced sanitation service plan, Integrated nature-based solutions and climate-resilience and disaster risk reduction measures, Mainstreamed gender and social inclusion; Sanitation infrastructure and services improved: Rehabilitated and expanded existing sewage treatment plants (STP) and sewer network, Constructed new STP and networks with consideration for co-treatment facilities, Developed and implemented a septage management strategy, Developed climate-resilient infrastructure; Institutional effectiveness improved: Enhanced Baguio LGU’s and Baguio Water District’s capacity in sanitary services planning and management, Supported the preparation and implementation of Tariff reform for cost recovery and Safely managed and gender-sensitive WASH plans, Supported digital information management adopting the principles of smart water.CARBaguio CityEMBOn Nov. 19, a meeting with DENR (USec Leones, Asec Amaro, EMB and Director Fontanilla and PPD staff) and LGU Baguio City (Mayor Magalong, Atty. Diwas, Antonette Anaban was held to discuss tapping the National Sewerage and Septage Management Program of the DPWH for project financing support. on Nov. 26, DENR met with FCSEC-DPWH Director Llanes and LGU Baguio and discussed how LGU Baguio can access NSSMP financing. Follow-up meetings were made with ADB, LGU Baguio, DPWH and DENR to firm-up the investment component and loan.
26Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Phase-down PlanHFCMLFTo help the GOP comply with the Kigali Amendment through the preparation of the HFC Phase-down Plan, to improve the technical capacities in handling refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, boost export through energy efficient and safe cold value chains and replicate climate-friendly cooling for better productivity toward inclusive and sustainable industrial development.An Outline of HFC Phase-down Plan developed by UNIDOEMBUNIDO will include the funding request in its Business Plan for 2021-2023. A funding request will then be submitted to the MLF following the guidelines on HFC phasedown plan and the activities to be supported by the Montreal Protocol (MP); In its letter dated October 1, 2020, EMB Director Cunado informed UNIDO Headquarters that they are reviewing the proposed HFC Phase-out Management Plan.
27Climate Resilient Flood Management in the Province of LeyteGCFTo protect, restore and enhanced watershed ecosystem services and resilience through nature-based adaptations which provide ecosystem services that can enhance stormwater absorption and reduce soil erosion, mitigating localized flooding; To develop and integrate systems for regional and local government to monitor and gather data pertinent to river ecosystem health; To build capacity for regional and local government to enhance river basin governance and planning and design Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) which takes advantage of nature-based solutions for disaster risk management; To build resilience to climate change by expanding gender-responsive leadership in community disaster response; To protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of water-related disaster by supporting communities to adapt to climate change; To equip local and regional governance with the tools and capacities they need to plan for and respond to typhoons and flooding.Eastern VisayasLeyteRBCO, PAGASA-DOST, and Leyte Provincial. GovernmentKOICA initiated the preparation of the Concept Proposal which was submitted to the Landbank of the Philippines, as the Accredited Entity. Director Dano, RBCO Executive Director, endorsed the Concept Proposal to Landbank.
28Strengthening of Health Care Waste Management in the PhilippinesTo minimize possible environmental risk that may arise from improper storage or insufficient hazardous treatment; To ensure proper treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes; To increase the awareness and understanding of proper healthcare waste.Local ordinance/ guideline on the proper management of healthcare wastes prepared; TSD facility established and operated; Autoclave Equipment for hospitals provided (specified need by Regions 7, 8); Transportation vehicle provided; Training on identification and proper handling of healthcare wastes, hazardous wastes and special wastes for the solid waste staff of the LGU conducted; Training on operation and maintenance of the TSD facility equipment; Awareness raising campaigns on the environmental hazards, regulations and proper management of waste; Monitoring reports are prepared and submitted; Safety protocols are established and resources provided (PPEs, etc).CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao, SOCCSKSARGENEMBThe concept proposal was endorsed to NEDA for possible project preparation support.
29Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the PhilippinesGEF-6, UNDP$ 12.26M6Operationalize integrated management of biological corridors to generate multiple benefits including effective conservation of globally significant biodiversity, reduced deforestation and degradation and enhanced livelihoods.Functional governance and coordination mechanism established at national level to support dialogue, information flow and decision-making; Policy instruments (biodiversity and community safeguard standards and guidelines) for improving biodiversity outcomes; Compliance monitoring and enforcement strategy developed and adopted to measure progress towards measuring agreed biodiversity outcomes, threat reduction, sustainable natural resources management, apprehension of violators and prosecutions; Integrated ecosystem management framework developed and adopted improve PA management effectiveness, sustainable land and forest management and convergence; Site-specific integrated cluster conservation plans (CCPs) designed through stakeholder and community consensus and decision-making; Improved management effectiveness of existing protected areas; Recognition of a network of other effective area-based conservation measures (OECM) to accord improved protection and conservation to additional areas; Capacitating local and regional governments and sector stakeholders to mainstream biodiversity conservation measures tested in the pilot corridors into their policies, planning and monitoring systems; Voluntary forest certification system piloted for local communities and privately managed forests; Sustainable land management applied to degraded agricultural lands through application of a range of sustainable land management technologies/practices and incentives; Sustainable forest management approaches under collaborative management to reduce threat on fragmentation of biodiversity habitats; Biodiversity-friendly livelihood and business enterprises provide financial and other incentives to avoid biodiversity loss and lead to natural resources use; Knowledge management and communications, gender mainstreaming and monitoring and evaluation strategies developed and implemented; Harmonized information management system to integrate lessons from the biological corridors and user friendly operational; Knowledge management and project experiences contributes to learning and facilitates replication and scaling up of integrated biodiversity management approaches elsewhere in the country.MIMAROPA, Davao, CaragaOccidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte. Agusan del Sur, Davao del NorteBMBAwaiting Special Presidential Authority (SPA)
30Enhancing Biodiversity, Maintaining Ecosystem Flows, Enhancing Carbon Stocks through Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Restoration of Degraded ForestlandsGEF-6, FAO$ 2.64M4Deliver multiple and integrated environmental, livelihood and development benefits through the promotion of the cost-effective and sustainable restoration of the biological and productive capacities of degraded forests and landscapes.Manuals and Technical guidelines on restoration strategies promoting diverse models of sustainable land management and ecosystem restoration and the generation of multiple environmental, social and economic benefits; Technical people with increased knowledge gained from trainings on the technical guidelines for restoration strategies; Policy recommendations on integrating appropriate incentives for households and communities to undertake FLR , based on assessments of existing incentives and disincentives (including security of tenure); Inter-institutional cooperation mechanisms at national and local levels in support of the development and implementation of multi-benefits restoration strategies; National dialogue on land and resource tenure to support SFM and FLR and to address current absence of clarity on tenure issues for restored sites; Landscape Assessment Reports, with social, economic, institutional, biophysical aspects of target areas identified, priority locations and actions agreed, and sequence of activities for FLR; Community restoration plans including technical pathways as well short & long term financial plans developed and implemented; Technical, organizational and marketing support is provided to communities to enable them to obtain livelihood and commercial benefits in a sustainable manner through restoration of degraded areas; Simplified mechanisms to ensure stakeholders’ rights to use and market trees and non-timber forest products that they have established and/or sustainably managed; Functional system of payment of environmental services rewarding stakeholders for restoration; A multi-level, multi-modal and multi-dimensional project KM developed, tested and rolled out; Forest restoration knowledge compiled, organized & systematized; Knowledge products shared; project results and lessons learned disseminated locally, nationally and internationally; National FLR M&E framework supported and Project M&E framework set up; Mid Term and Final Evaluation Report; Audit Report.Central Luzon, CaragaNueva Ecija, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del SurBMBAwaiting Special Presidential Authority (SPA)
31Reducing Pollution and Preserving Environmental Flows in the East Asian Seas through the Implementation of Integrated River Basin Management in ASEAN CountriesGEF-6, UNDP$ 8.48M5Improve integrated water resources management, reduce pollution loads from nutrients and other land-based activities, sustain freshwater environmental flows and reduce climate vulnerability through demonstrations and replications, planning and strengthening of integrated river basin management in selected countries in East Asian Seas.Bio-physical profiles prepared/updated covering: a) land uses in the watershed and coastal delta, including significant planned development; b) conjunctive uses of water; c) changes and trends in river water flows and quality over time and d) other biophysical considerations; Socio-economic and demographic profiles prepared/updated covering existing and forecast growth/development in the respective river basins and coastal areas; Governance and management systems assessed in each of the selected river basins and corresponding coastal areas, including IRBM and ICM institutional arrangements, policies, legislations/regulations, enforcement, stakeholder participation (including indigenous people, women and the youth), management, scientific and technical capacities, and current levels of financing for source to sea management; Land-based pollutant loadings and sources identified and forecasted using total pollutant loading models; the impact of existing and planned developments and growth in the river basins assessed in the context of national and local policies and regulations as well as in the context of the corresponding TDAs and SAPs in the various LMEs, particularly with regard to the objectives and/or agreed reductions in nutrient and pollution loads from the rivers into the coastal waters and LMEs; Competing uses and users of water analyzed using decision support models to assess existing and future water uses and the implications on the applicable water/food/energy/ ecosystem security nexus at the basin/sub-basin level; Information and knowledge gained from the profiling and modeling activities consolidated into baseline assessments for the 8 priority river basins and coastal areas; Eight IRBM strategies and action plans developed/updated; Eight IRBM plans submitted to responsible government authorities for review and adoption; Interagency and multisectoral governance structures set up or strengthened; IRBM and ICM policies, regulations and programs developed/ revised and adopted at the national and local levels; Feasibility studies, investment and business plans, and sustainable financing mechanisms prepared; A harmonized set of indicators on inputs, process, socioeconomics, governance, stress reduction, environmental status, among others are adopted, monitored and reported as appropriate; incorporation into IRBM, ICM and relevant regional and/or LME frameworks; Regional, national and local mechanisms and capacities for river basin data collection, monitoring and evaluation reviewed; scientifically sound water quality/quantity monitoring program developed; National and local capabilities in the application and up-scaling of IRBM and ICM management systems and the use of related models and tools developed and; Regional forums/events organized and conducted; Innovative knowledge products and services from the IRBM projects synthesized, packaged and disseminated; Allocation of 1% of IW grant for IWLEARN activities; participation in related regional and global forums; preparation of experience notes; twinning activities.Central Luzon, BicolPEMSEAAwaiting Special Presidential Authority (SPA)
32Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the PhilippinesABSGEF-7, UNDP$ 4.96M6Strengthen the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) in the Philippines by strengthening the national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework, building national and local capacities and developing critical experience in ABS agreements. The project seeks to increase economic opportunity and biodiversity conservation for local communities and indigenous peoples in the Philippines stemming from fair and equitable sharing of biodiversity benefits.Rules and regulations revised, harmonized and in use that will facilitate research, promote more ABS agreements and provide for effective revenue sharing mechanism between and among the national and local government, researchers, private sectors and communities; Clear procedure protocols and guidelines issued for bioprospecting research and development, including the IPR application and processes and procurement of R&D supplies and equipment, community involvement and protection of traditional knowledge; Revised institutional framework and administrative system in place to facilitate implementation of the national ABS framework including tracking and monitoring mechanisms in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol; Functional mechanism established for investing monetary and non-monetary benefits derived from the negotiation of benefit-sharing agreements into biodiversity conservation and community development; CEPA action plan (communication, education and public awareness) on ABS related policies and procedures developed and implemented nationwide; A comprehensive suite of IEC materials on ABS developed and disseminated to key stakeholders especially IPLCs depending on their level of awareness and needs; Road mapping of genetic R&D and ABS development for one priority sector; Integrated training programme and other capacity building measures for staff of relevant ABS agencies (DOST, NCIP, DENR, IPO, DTI, SUCs, etc.) and stakeholders including IPLCs on ABS processes & procedures, compliance monitoring, tracking and monitoring bioprospecting projects and other issues under the Nagoya Protocol; Database for ongoing and pipeline researches, traditional knowledge of IPLCs, access permits (that takes into account national regulation and comply with Nagoya Protocol); Best practice pilot ABS agreements and PIC processes documented, disseminated at the national and local level and used to inform revisions of national and local level standards, processes and guidelines; Existing agreements reviewed and revised to be in line with national ABS framework and the Nagoya Protocol to ensure equitable sharing of benefits; Agreement on monetary and non-monetary benefits derived from the use/marketing of natural products and Material Transfer Agreements with the local communities; Research on identifying, extracting and development of new bio-products and bioprospecting permits obtained; Biology, associated traditional knowledge and profile of 2 species with potential bioproducts documented and databased; Market analysis, production and development supported for at least 2 potential genetic products; Model PIC processes with ILCs implemented in accordance with the planned PIC/community protocol for IP and non-IP areas; and Biodiversity management plans integrated in pilot agreements provide for insitu conservation and sustainable use of the genetic resources including; harvesting and collection guidelines, community based governance mechanisms and utilization of traditional knowledge.Central Luzon, BicolPampangaBMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
33Seventh Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in the PhilippinesGEF-7, UNDP$ 4.44M4Build socio-ecological and economic resilience in four (4) selected landscapes and seascapes on the Eastern Seaboard of the Philippines - (1) Catubig Watershed Samar Island, (2) Aurora Province in the Sierra Madre, (3) Siargao Island Protected Landscape/Seascape - and along the West Philippine Sea - (4) Calamian Islands in Northern Palawan - through community-based activities for global environmental benefits and sustainable development.Community level small grant projects in the selected landscapes that restore degraded landscapes, improve connectivity, support innovation in biodiversity conservation and optimization of ecosystem services; Targeted community projects enhancing the sustainability and resilience of production systems, including soil and water conservation practices, silvopastoral and agroforestry systems, increased on-farm arboreal coverage with native species; agro-ecological practices and cropping systems; Targeted community projects promoting sustainable livelihoods, green businesses and market access, including ecotourism; solid waste management and conversion; beekeeping; green value-added agro-businesses integrated into value chains, micro-processing; A multi-stakeholder governance platform in each target landscape develops and executes multi-stakeholder agreements for execution of adaptive landscape management plans and policies; development of value-chain improvement strategies for resilience enhancing products; and enhanced community participation in land-use decision making and management; A landscape strategy developed by the corresponding multi-stakeholder platform for each target landscape to enhance socio-ecological resilience through community grant projects; Landscape/ seascape Learning Hubs support community level project management capacity building, project monitoring and learning; Knowledge from community project innovations is identified during participatory evaluations, codified and disseminated to multiple audiences; Strategic initiatives are supported to upscale successful SGP project experience and practice including community-NGO-government policy dialogues.Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, Eastern Visayas, CaragaAurora, Palawan, Northern Samar, Surigao del NorteFPEUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
34Natural Capital Accounting and Assessment: Informing Development Planning, Sustainable Tourism Development and other Incentives for Improved Conservation and Sustainable LandscapesGEF-7, UNEP$ 3.50M5Improve financial sustainability of protected areas and landscapes in the Philippines by mainstreaming the values of biodiversity and natural capital in government planning, especially for eco-tourism development.Technical assistance, training and protocols provided to national and selected subnational governments on NCA compilation and improved Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) data systems for application in two PA landscapes; Experimental Ecosystem accounts established at provincial level for PA landscapes, and incorporated into the adjusted provincial supply and use table (SUT); Tourism satellite account implemented at priority geographies and used to inform national replication by Philippines Statistics Authority; Post-accounting analysis is implemented to inform key priority sectoral policies (e.g., tourism, agriculture and water) through e.g. sector round tables; NCA-informed budget allocation criteria developed and demonstrated to inform provincial Ecological Fiscal Transfer (as per NEDA’s NCA Roadmap); NCA-based indicators used for monitoring provincial contributions to the Philippines Development Plan, Philippines Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, and Sustainable Development Goals; Gender-sensitive communications and outreach campaign designed and implemented, including policy-briefs and high-level subnational and national engagements on key role of NC for sustainable development – specifically eco-tourism; NCA results on the magnitude of the contribution of current nature-based business in two PA landscapes used to inform the establishment or scaling-up of business opportunities and incentive-based mechanisms for more sustainable activities; Eco-tourism and other corporate sustainable enterprises, investments and business partnership developed and agreed with Local Government Units (LGUs), Protected Area Management Board (PAMBs) (and Department of Tourism ) in support of enhanced protection and NC-outcomes in the 2 PA landscapes; Conservation agreements with Peoples Organizations supported through financing schemes (e.g. micro-credit and small grants) on biodiversity-friendly and gender sensitive Social Enterprises (SMEs) benefitting NC in the PA landscapes; Technical assistance provided to apply NCA and lessons learned from Davao Oriental and Palawan provinces to formulate and adopt the National Investment Plan for Sustainable Tourism in priority PAs & tourism development zones; Sustainable investments implemented in additional PA landscapes in accordance with outcomes of BioFin program (e.g., feasibility of financing mechanisms assessed, and agreement reached with national seed funding, credit and loan facilities (a.o. DoT - Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) & Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Small Business Corporation/mSME); Agreement reached for replication/new PSA-co-funded NCA program or geography in support of enhanced planning, financing and management of PA landscapes; BAMS reviewed and if needed modified to better meet the NCA data needs based on project application and experience in PA landscapes; M&E system established for tracking sustainable tourism, enhanced finance and PA management effectiveness, gender aspects, and community welfare.MIMAROPA, DavaoPalawan, Davao OrientalBMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
35Protecting Priority Coastal and Marine Ecosystems to Conserve Globally Significant Endangered, Threatened, and Protected (ETP) Marine Wildlife in South-Eastern Mindanao, PhilippinesGEF-7, UNDP$ 3.0M5Strengthen management effectiveness and address underrepresentation of Marine Conservation Areas designed to conserve ETP marine wildlife and sustain ecosystem services for human well-being.Policy support provided and institutional mechanisms at various governance levels enabled for the establishment and management of MCAs; A National MCA & MPAN registry system established and enabling more effective management; Baseline information and vulnerability assessments on priority habitats and ETP marine wildlife completed and integrated into MCA management planning; National oversight & coordinating mechanisms for improved marine wildlife conservation enhanced; Training needs assessed and trainings conducted to improve personnel and institutional competency standards, and capacities increased for the establishment and management of MCAs for ETP marine wildlife at national, regional, and local levels; Capacities of at least 100 staff of DENR Offices and provincial / municipal / city LGUs at the project target sites to implement the Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan (MTCAP) and Dugong Conservation Action Plan (DCAP) strengthened; Agreements in place among Local Government Units (LGUs) on collaborative management of the MCAs and the MWPAN; MWPAN Business Plan developed and under implementation; Conservation financing schemes and prioritized development of sustainable eco-tourism under implementation in each of the three project sites to support MCA financing; At least 30 community members trained and actively participating in community-based enforcement teams to support MCA management and wildlife conservation; Support to the implementation of Wildlife Interaction Guidelines; Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Program formulated and effectively implemented in the project sites; Knowledge management platform established and functional; Knowledge products using different channels and periodic knowledge events for various target audiences developed and disseminated; Lessons learned are scaled up and can be replicated throughout the Philippines; Participatory M&E and learning framework developed and implemented; Gender Assessment and Action Plan developed and implemented.DavaoDavao Oriental: Mati, Tarragona; Davao Occidental: Malita; Santa Maria, Don MarcelinoBMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
36Securing Long-Term Sustainability of Multi-Functional Landscapes in Critical River Basins of the PhilippinesGEF-7, UNDP$ 2.74M7Strengthen the Philippines’ enabling environment towards achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN) and implementing LDN priority actions in target vulnerable areas.Joint Administrative Orders for i) BDFAP and ii) LDN implementation; Guidelines for preparing multi-sectoral LDN and BDFAP projects and accessing the global LDN Fund and other funding mechanisms prepared; Trade-off and development strategies analysis for management options optimizing ecological, social and economic benefits at basin level developed and used by planners and practitioners in CDORB; Existing Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUP) at CDORB level are revised and approved; Technical capacity of CDORB Management Council (CDORBMC) and other sub-national level entities is build enabling the use of decision-support tools hereby enhancing the ability for integrated landscape management; Technical capacity of national River Basin Coordinating Office (RBCO), managers of five priority river basins and other relevant entities , as well as IP community leaders for the engagement and implementation of integrated landscape management approaches enhanced; SLM practices and BDFAP adopted in productive landscapes in the CDORB through the CLUP implementation, by government private sector and local stakeholders; Selected traditional agrobiodiversity farming systems demonstrated and replicated; Markets and marketing strategies developed for at least three specialty products from traditional agro-biodiversity systems; Five SLM and BDFAP related payment for ecosystem services and/or other incentive schemes developed and implemented; Guidelines on SLM mainstreaming developed under the DA-GEF 5 project adopted and implemented by local governments units; Knowledge and communication products on processes, best practices, innovations, lessons learned and outcomes developed and disseminated to stakeholders; Traditional agrobiodiversity knowledge and practices, including the use of agrobiodiversity systems, assessed and documented; Knowledge management events organized, including cross farm visits; Online knowledge exchange portal established and maintained at designated government department; and Gender Action Plan, Indigenous People’s Plan, Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Livelihood Action Plan, KAP surveys and project activities effectively implemented and monitored.Northern MindanaoCagayan de Oro CityBSWMUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
37Accelerating the Adoption and Scale-up of Electric Mobility for Low-carbon City Development in the PhilippinesGEF-7, UNIDO$ 4.28M5Promote innovation and technology transfer for sustainable energy breakthroughs for electric drive technologies and electric mobility.Frameworks for local energy planning, incl. integration and optimization of emobility with renewables and energy storage in cities adopted; GHG accounting and management for transport in cities complete; National EV framework and charging infrastructure masterplan developed; Training for stakeholders (utilities, private sector and other) on business models and creditworthiness; Delivery of projects pipeline assessments, financing options studies, and climate smart capital investment plans; Optimization of urban-industrial energy systems and e-mobility solutions for public and private sector (3 wheelers) integrated with decentralized renewable energy and energy storage; Demonstration of business models for battery utilization in e-mobility and grid stability; Knowledge exchange with key national stakeholders based on lessons learned from pilot cities; Linking with regional and global platforms on electric mobility; Training sessions for public and private sector on integration of renewables and life cycle challenges for EVs and batteries; Monitoring and mid-term evaluation; and Terminal project evaluation.Central Luzon, NCR, Davao, SOCCSKSARGENAngeles City, Quezon City, Davao City, General Santos CityDOEUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
38Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Coral Reef Insurance in Asia and the PacificADB$ 1.4M4Enable large-scale financing to increase the climate resilience of coastal businesses, communities and livelihoods in selected countries in the Asia Pacific region (Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji) through an innovative PPP model for coral reef insurance.Business case for coral reef insurance prepared for one high-opportunity site; Enhanced policy, legal and regulatory environment for reef insurance; Financial mechanism established; Insurance product for the reef structured; Increased post-storm response capacity (as enabling conditions permit); Regional assessment of damage to reef correlation for typhoons and tsunami; At least three site level assessments and data profiles prepared (one in each country); Reef protection value assessed for one site in Philippines; Increased post-storm response capacity at one site in each of 3 countries (as enabling conditions permit); Toolkit that provides guidance for developing a business case to assess and demonstrate the need for natural capital-based insurance; Audience-segmented knowledge & communications materials developed and disseminated; Monitoring and evaluation conducted.Bicol, Eastern Visayas, CaragaCamarines Sur, Albay, Northern and Eastern Samar, Surigao del SurEMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
39Promoting Resource Efficiency and Circularity to Reduce Plastic Pollution for Asia and the PacificGEF-7, ADB$ 2.0M3Create enabling conditions for governments and relevant stakeholders to promote actions to reduce plastic pollution from source to sea in Asia and the Pacific.At least one national and three provincial/city Government-led action plans on marine plastic pollution drafted; Policies, laws and regulations to reduce plastic production and pollution advanced; At least three Investments (or components of investments) that will reduce marine plastic pollution prepared; At least one Community pilot demonstrations integrating plastic with circular economy implemented; Eight Activities for Regional knowledge-sharing and cooperation on marine issues and solutions enhanced; Five knowledge products developed and disseminated; Blue finance framework developed for blue financing mechanisms.EMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
40Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through Integrated Sound Management of ChemicalsGEF-7, UNDP$ 6.56M5Protect human health and the environment through sound management of Persistent Organic Pollutants.Policy and regulatory frameworks to support the implementation of Stockholm Convention in the Philippines improved and enforced, including appropriate supportive fiscal tools and economic instruments, quality control standards, monitoring & management systems, capacity-building programs; Reduction of the use and release of PFOS, PBDE, PBB and SCCP achieved through (a) the introduction of environmentally friendly alternative chemicals and/or processes in production, and improvement of management of waste and effluents in upstream industrial processes and (b) the enforcement of quality standards and the incentivisation of alternative product design to ensure products are PFOS, PBDE and SCCP free for an overall amount of 10 tons of SCCP, PBDEs and PBBs and 10 tons of PFOS/PFOAs; Tools for the reduction of PFOS, PBDEs, PBB and SCCP in the value chain developed and adopted on the basis of technical guidance and roadmaps for the POP-free design and selection and implementation of alternatives and end of life management; Capacity of custom officer to prevent illegal import of POPs chemicals, POPs containing mixtures and articles increased, through the enforcement of procedures, training, and a implementation of searchable database of chemicals and mixtures containing POPs with commercial names; Capacity of the Fertilizer and Pesticide authority to issue or cancel registration of pesticides improved through the implementation of an online application system connected to a pesticide database, with the aim to speed-up registration of safe (non-POPs) chemicals and to promptly identify and withdraw the registration of POPs containing chemicals. (Possibly in coordination with FAO); Awareness of importers, suppliers, farmers and agribusiness related industries on the specific aspects of environmentally friendly pesticides and agricultural practices, increased with the involvement of government inspectorate and extension workerS; Environmentally safe disposal or destruction of 10t stockpiled Endosulfan/Highly Hazardous Pesticides/Chemicals; Development and application of adaptive overall management and risk management tools and plans for use throughout the project, and particularly in response to needs and Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) findings; Collection and dissemination of lessons-learned, best practices and experiences at national, regional and global level to support replication; Capacity and awareness building activities organized for decision makers, stakeholders, and practitioners, to enhance the sound management of chemicals and protect human and environmental health; Development of an integrated knowledge management system on POPs and their alternatives.EMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
41Philippine Rise Integrated Conservation for Enduring Legacies through Ecosystem Support Services (PRICELESS)GEF-7, CI$ 4.16M5Elevate Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve to Republic Act with an effective management body and information system for the stricter protection and improved management of the unique biodiversity of the Benham Bank (49,684 hectares) and its buffer zone (352,390 hectares) established; livelihoods dependent on the Benham Bank are improved through better fisheries efficiencies and enhanced social justice as well as new enterprise opportunities for XX fisheries-dependent communities, and the entire tuna fishery and its associated marine habitat is managed sustainably through an EAFM plan (50,534,500 hectares).Multi-sector and multi-agency functional entity with an effective coordination mechanism established and operational; PRMRR Management Plan developed and includes marine spatial zoning, physical detection system, R&D on biodiversity, benefit-sharing mechanisms, communication, education, public awareness (CEPA) and M&E approved with multi-stakeholder input taking into account gender, indigenous people (IP) and local community considerations; Signed Executive Order and draft legislative measure filed and considered by Philippine Congress to institutionalize the protection of the PRMRR; Decision-making protocols, operational manual, and checklists agreed to among all relevant agencies and stakeholders ensuring speedy and effective decision-making and action to guide the operation of the inter-agency coordinating mechanism; Communication, education, and public awareness (CEPA) materials produced socialized and disseminated that inform people about the value and biodiversity and fisheries importance of the area; Information management system designed and in place (under National Mapping and Resource Information Authority or NAMRIA); Enforcement measures put in place, including patrolling and better monitoring of illegal activities within the strict protection zone to ensure that illegal resource extraction activities are appropriately restricted according to the law; Localized management strategies within the multiple-use zone containing among others, livelihood alternatives for biodiversity-friendly enterprises (BDFEs) or biodiversity-based value chains (BBVCs) implemented at selected municipalities; Community-based or government-supported social protection programs established and extended to tuna fishers agreeing to comply with the PRMRR rules and regulations as incentives for avoiding extractive uses within the strict protection zone; Institutional development and capacity building among government and community-based groups to promote the use of the multiple-use zone and generate options for sustainable enterprises.BMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
42Focusing Strategic Actions on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Toward Rehabilitation and Preservation of the Key Biodiversity Area along Bataan Province to Manila BayGEF-7, FAO$ 3.0M4Ensure the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources and arrest ongoing land degradation through appropriate soil and water conservation measures and biodiversity-friendly agricultural practices within Bataan Province to Manila Bay.Cross-sectoral coordination strengthened, building on the Regional Development Council (RDC), River Basin Control Office (RBCO), Manila Bay Coordinating Office (MBCO), River Basin Organization and National Water Resources Board (NWRB); Local and national plans harmonized; Research based policies- reviewed and recommendations formulated; Existing management and action plans of PAs and other conservation areas assessed; Support improved management and protection of PAs and its linkages to other KBAs in the area; CSA technology practices scaled up both upland and lowland leads to reduction of GHG emissions of X million tons of CO2eq and Y% reduction in soil erosion; Local farmer’s group supported in the development of Biodiversity Friendly Enterprises; Ecosystem and resources vulnerable to landslides/erosion and flooding rehabilitated; Stakeholders in highly vulnerable areas adopted conservation in their practices; Critical habitats restored and protection of species strengthened; MPA networks strengthened; Biodiversity conservation status and soil loss assessed and monitored; Knowledge management system established and tools shared with policy makers and relevant stakeholders and organizations; Partner agencies and other stakeholders capacitated; Knowledge and experiences in Bataan shared with other major river basins/watersheds in the Philippines.Central LuzonBataanBMBUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
43Coral Reef Rescue: Resilient Coral Reefs, Resilient CommunitiesGEF-7, WWF-US$ 7.85M4Build capacity and solutions for safeguarding globally significant climate resilient coral reefs to ensure long term survival of coral reef ecosystems and maintenance of associated blue economies and the resilience of communities who are dependent on these reefs.Peer to peer learning events at regional / global for practitioners (PA staff, policy makers, scientists); Exchanges (virtual as well as live study tools stimulating and developing knowledge exchange) between resilient reef communities; Online learning tools developed (including alternative offline options) and distributed to relevant stakeholders (including communities) across diverse expertise levels and languages; Global coral reef health and impact monitoring platform adapted and implemented in the 6 countries (e.g. live coral cover, benthic composition, reef fish abundance and biomass, turbidity level, bleaching events); using rapid acquisition and analysis (including standardized online-offline data collection, artificial intelligence, citizen science, and remote sensing tools) for management response by the national and regional hubs; Technical assistance, training, and operational support for on the ground monitoring activities (platform calibration and ground truth), with participation of local communities; National and regional coral reef hubs created, connected, and strengthened, including key sectors such as marine, planning, environment, coastal community health, to lead the planning process under 2.2; Community representation in national/regional hub is strengthened to effectively participate in the planning process under Outcome 2.2 and activities under Component 3; Consultative and collaborative process to integrate traditional knowledge and vision from local communities with respect to key resilient reefs; Threat/opportunity analysis (science and traditional knowledge) for each of the climate resilient reefs; utilizing tools for understanding drivers of reef health at a wide range of scales; Cost-benefit analysis (losses due to the impacts vs gains from the unsustainable fishing practices); Marine Spatial Decision Support Tool developed (using the Allen Coral Atlas and other inputs and technologies) and applied in countries to identify priority reef areas for conservation and development; National/sub-national action plans for resilient reef conservation (responding to threats identified in 2.1 and including solutions identified in Component 1) developed in the 7 countries, including sustainable finance strategies; Technical assistance in countries to mobilize private and public investment opportunities for their national priorities identified under 2.2.4; Scoping of existing and potential sustainable businesses, including options for business expansion and start up; Technical assistance to national teams to prepare business filtering and investment frameworks; Investments portfolio developed, including demonstrative sustainable livelihoods projects in priority reefs; Communication campaign designed and implemented at local and global level including first hand narratives on how coral decline is affecting livelihoods; Knowledge management and communication products for practitioners, such as first hand narratives and lessons on community driven solutions for coral reef conservation; Participation in two IW:LEARN regional meetings, one GEF International Waters Conference, and other masterclasses and knowledge exchange events (real and virtual).Under Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
44Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed AquacultureGEF-7, WWF-US$ 6.0M4Create new sustainable seaweed value chains that will deliver ecosystem services and provide socioeconomic benefits.Regional workshops and plans to facilitate more sustainable seaweed aquaculture; Knowledge platform (i.e. website) to facilitate the dissemination and adoption of best practices and standards across seaweed value chains; National/regional meetings and travel costs for Philippines and Vietnam value chain actors to be engaged in an International Roundtable on Sustainable Seaweed; National support for marine spatial planning that integrates more sustainable seaweed farming; National Seaweed Plans; Workshops and travel costs to develop/implement 2.1.1 and 2.1.2; Data collection on benefits and externalities of sustainable seaweed farming, including data on: biodiversity effects (e.g. herbivore/carnivore fish species abundance); effects of bio-capture of nitrogen and phosphorus; deep sea carbon immobilization potential; ocean de-acidification; benthic changes; Creation of four demonstration farms to provide proof of concept of off-shore scalable seaweed businesses, capable of overcoming the constrains of current inshore seaweed production (based on zones identified in Component 2.1.2) building on USDOE ARPA-e program results; Develop proof of concept of a scalable seaweed carbon credit model; Sustainable Seaweed Toolkit and trainings for improved production and processing (incorporating best practices identified in 1.1.2); Development of 3 bankable business propositions to support 3.1, and building off PROBLUE Markets research study, to incentivize development of processing capability and/or bio-refinery solutions to deliver new seaweed products identified in market study (fishmeal/oil replacement products, blue sugars for bio-plastics); Investment seminars conducted in collaboration with World Bank country offices, IFC, government representatives and private sector, including key value chain actors; Participation in two IW:LEARN regional meetings and one GEF International Waters Conference delivering IW:LEARN experience notes; Knowledge management and communications products; Monitoring and Evaluation reports.PEMSEA, SEAFDEC, BFARUnder Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Stage
45Reduction of Unintentionally-Produced Persistent Organic Pollutant (U-POPS) and Mercury Through an Environmentally-Sound Approach on Health Care Wastes Management in the Philippines (special focus on the pandemic)GEF-7, UNIDO$ 4.88M5 Protect human health through the safe use and disposal of healthcare wastes promoting circular economy approachesInventory procedures and guidelines for the calculation of additional waste generated during pandemic, with special reference to the current COVID-19 pandemic established; Assessment of the lifecycle impact of PPEs and protective measures reference to the consumption of material and generation of potentially contaminated wastes or generating POPs and U-POPs, completed; Analysis of the impact of different chemical disinfection procedures for wastes and surfaces with specific consideration on the differential risk for men and women and to the associated generation of uPOPs on air and water 1.1.4 Support to small manufacturers and women enterprises to increase the production of fabric reusable medical PPEs based on WHO guidelines; Guidance for the general public and the health and environmental authorities on the manufacturing, use and disposal of COVID-19 related PPEs developed; Capacity of waste service providers in terms of availability of technologies and needs of upgrading technologies and procedures to be BAT/BEP compliant assessed; Technologies for the low-cost, small scale non-combustion pre-treatment of wastes generated during pandemic, suitable for small scale and remote hospitals, implemented in a clustered health care facilities, demonstrated; Harmonized policies and updated action plans on mercury, MAPs, and mercury wastes across responsible agencies developed; Inventory and monitoring systems for MAPs and mercury wastes, emissions, and releases institutionalized; Availability and capacity of mercury waste service providers to be BAT/BEP compliant assessed; Collection, transport, temporary storage and safe disposal of MAPs and mercury stockpiles in the healthcare sector demonstrated; Technical assistance to help MSMEs in the healthcare sector, including TSDs and manufacturers of PPEs and other non-mercury-containing medical devices, access green financing schemes to comply with the provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and sustainability requirements imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provided; Capacity building activities related to the environmentally-sound management of infectious and hazardous wastes in the healthcare sector for government authorities, staff of healthcare facilities and TSDs, and civil society organizations undertaken; Awareness raising and advocacy programs targeting the general public, community leaders, schools, enterprises, private sector players, and other stakeholders conducted; IEC materials and relevant reports created, published and disseminated; Project monitoring implemented; Project evaluation and auditing undertaken; Knowledge management system established.EMBOFP Endorsed
46Preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC) and First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)GEF-7, UNDP$ 0.93M3Assist the Philippines in improving its institutional capacities and systems to enhance transparency of climate actions and support and ensure continuous reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Strengthened institutional arrangements for continuous climate reporting and participation in the International; Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process; Enhanced analysis of national circumstances and priorities; Enhanced assessment of means of implementation needed and received; Enhanced assessment of sectoral vulnerabilities and risks and impacts to socio-economic and sustainable development priorities per climate hazard; Comprehensive analysis and documentation of adaptation measures planned, mainstreamed, and implemented developed; Improved compilation process and reporting of National GHG Inventory reports; Comprehensive framework and plan for climate change mitigation at the national level which considers sustainable development and just transition developed; Strengthened data collection, archiving, and processing systems for tracking climate hazards, vulnerabilities and risks and climate change adaptation initiatives at the national, subnational, sectoral and multi-stakeholder levels; Strengthened data collection, archiving, and processing systems for tracking GHG emissions and climate change mitigation initiatives at the national, subnational, sectoral and multi-stakeholder levels; Strengthened data collection, archiving, and processing systems for tracking means of implementation needed and received for adaptation, mitigation, and transparency at the national, subnational, sectoral and multi-stakeholder levels; Third National Communication (TNC) and First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Knowledge management and M&E activities carried out.CCCOFP Endorsed
47Strengthening and Sustaining the Coastal Resource and Fisheries Management in the Leyte GulfGEF-7, CI$ 2.0M4Improve the sustainable management of coastal fisheries and conserve globally significant biodiversity in the Leyte Gulf, through a combination of local government-led marine spatial planning, community mobilization leading to lasting behavior change, policy reform and capacity development, and development of sustainable financing.A Gulf-wide awareness and engagement campaign to promote biodiversity and targeted coastal fisheries management approaches is developed and implemented, targeting key stakeholders, decision makers and influencers; Local municipalities, provincial governments and regional offices of the DENR and the BFAR are engaged to prioritize coastal and marine areas threatened by overfishing; Gulf-wide protected area network strategy map is developed and adopted by provincial and local governments and communities; Using Gulf-wide map and model, municipal waters are zoned through a participatory process so that communities can agree on new areas for no-take and sustainable use; Municipal zoning and management plans to set regulations on access and sustainable use of fishery resources developed and adopted; Local municipalities have established or enhanced regulatory codes governing their municipal waters and MPAs in partnership with the community; Improved use and management of legally declared managed access area of 450,000 hectares of municipal waters (64 percent of total waters in Leyte Gulf); Municipalities have implemented behavior adoption campaigns around responsible fishing behaviors; Focal municipalities implement financial and market inclusion strategies to increase financial resilience of fishing households; Local savings clubs set-up and functioning to support household resilience and conservation behaviors; Core leaders are trained and capacitated; Partnership Alliance and networks for biodiversity conservation are established or renewed; Joint regulatory instruments within inter-LGU alliances are developed; Time and budget contributions of LGUs to inter-LGU activities is baselined and monitored over the life of the project.Eastern VisayasEastern Samar: Balangiga, Giporlos, Guiuan, Lawaan, Mercedes, Quinapondan, Salcedo; Samar: Marabut; Leyte: Abuyog, DulagRareOFP Endorsed MSP under One-Step ProDoc Development Process
48Development of National Action Plans (NAP) for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the PhilippinesGEF-7, UNEP$ 0.50M2Facilitate the development of a National Action Plan to reduce the use of mercury and mercury compounds in, and the emissions and releases to the environment of mercury from, artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing through the establishment of the Philippines’ People’s Small-Scale Mining Program.Training and guidance provided to relevant national stakeholders in Philippines to develop and implement a NAP as per Annex C of the Minamata Convention; National Action Plan developed as per Annex C of the Minamata Convention; Status of project implementation and probity of use of funds accessed on a regular basis and communicated to the Global Environment Facility; Independent terminal review developed and made publicly available.MGBUnder PIF Development
49Promoting the Safe Application of Biotechnology through Regional Cooperation on Biosafety in AsiaGEF-7, UNEP$ 0.50M4Support the development and effective implementation of national biosafety frameworks of the participating countries in Asia through building and strengthening capacity for the safe development and use of modern biotechnology of biosafety systems and strengthening of national and regional institutions to conserve biodiversity and applications, sharing information, experiences and lessons learnt, promote regional cooperation and harmonization promote sustainable development; Assist participating countries to meet their international obligations as Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and is in line with their national development priorities.A baseline of the status of implementation of the Protocol is established including a stocktaking and inventory of national and regional biosafety/biotechnology resources and capacity building needs in the project countries; Regional trainings for strengthening and building effective scientific human capacity in risk assessment/risk management capabilities; Regional trainings for strengthening, and building effective scientific human capacity in identification, detection and monitoring of GMOs; Training materials and resources for GMOs risk assessment, risk management and identification and detection of GMOs including courses; Regional trainings for sharing experiences and lessons learned in establishing biosafety frameworks including the institutional systems for handling requests and decisions making of GMOs; Regional trainings on using the BCH for supporting decision making on GMOs including evaluating risk assessments, monitoring and detection; Regional policy and strategies for biosafety and biotechnology for the project countries; Regional mechanisms for cooperation on biosafety and biotechnology established; Common approaches for risk assessment, management, socioeconomic considerations in decision making, monitoring, identification and detection of GMOs; Common approaches and methodologies for safety assessment of LMO foods and feeds; Common guidelines for decision-making, including criteria and principles and decision aiding tools for use by the National Competent Authorities; Establishment and strengthening of national and regional centers of excellence and reference laboratories for detection and identifications of GMOs; Regional network to enhance public awareness and promote dissemination among the relevant stakeholders, including a regional BCH, for sharing information and reference data; Collaboration agreements with the academic sector for initiating biosafety studies and monitoring efforts; Voluntary agreements with the private sector and NGOs; Cooperation Agreements with other biosafety projects in the region; Partnerships with relevant institutions for the provision and revision of biosafety information; GMO Laws and Implementing regulations needed to make the GMO Laws fully operational drafted and submitted to concerned Ministries; Relevant stakeholders trained on the implementation of GMO Laws, regulations and the Cartagena Protocol; Technical guidelines on handling of requests, transport, labelling of GMOs are finalized; Relevant stakeholders trained on procedures for handling of applications for release of GMOs into the environment; Officers/technical staff trained on risk assessment/risk management; Officers/technical staff trained on handling, transport and packaging of GMOs; Application forms for LMOs permit available on the website; Operational manuals for regulators on handling requests, namely written procedures on administrative processing, risk assessment and decision making prepared; Guidelines/Procedures on monitoring and emergency measures prepared; Officers/ inspectors/ technical staff trained in LMOs testing and monitoring carried out; Laboratory facilities adequately equipped for detection of GMOs;Persons from the general public, media, NGOs, journalists, policy makers, and scientists, NGO representatives trained on “Public awareness and participation in the NBF; Outreach material for main stakeholders developed and published; Lessons learnt and best practices documented and shared; and Open and active biosafety website for the National Biosafety Committee, accessible from the general.DOSTUnder PIF Development
50Effectively Managing an Ecological Network of Marine Protected Areas in the Large Marine Ecosystems in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN ENMAPS) - ACB-PEMSEA Joint ProposalGEF-7, UNDP$ 9.34M5Improve governance and management of ecological networks of marine protected areas and their components MPA networks and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) in the Bay of Bengal, South China Sea, the Sulu-Celebes Seas, and the Indonesian Sea to increase their coverage and support sustainable fisheries and other ecosystem goods and services in these Large Marine Ecosystems.Conducted supplementary analyses to validate ecological connectivities and fisheries potentials within LMEs; Identified conservation corridors in terms of biological and spatial boundaries as inputs to the management of the ecological network of MPAs; Measures to strengthen existing assessment reports with the results providing further guidance on the management of the network of MPAs and the individual MPAs; Enhanced management plans incorporating ecological connectivity and identification of Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs); Adopted and implemented marine spatial planning, ecosystem and ICM-based management strategies and action plans for MPAs, and OECMs; Feasibility study completed for the development, financing and implementation of 1-2 priority conservation; Investment project/s in selected MPAs , to clarify the impacts and benefits on natural resources and ecosystems, social and economic improvements in communities, and returns on invested capital, and sustainability of operations; Implemented monitored, and evaluated 1-2 investment projects in the selected MPAs, OECMs and mKBAs to validate the assumptions; Cooperation mechanisms collaboratively identified by littoral countries for corridor management at appropriate governance levels (sub-national, national, and regional); Support provided for the implementation of agreed cooperation mechanisms; Strengthened core capacities and skills in MSP, ecosystem and ICM-based applications and adaptations focused on conservation and sustainable management of MPAs, MPA networks, and OECMs; Create or enhanced entrepreneurial skills of local communities/ partners tohelp them sustainably manage MPAs and OECMs; Packaged and disseminated knowledge products to facilitate scaling up or replication of conservation and sustainable management of MPAs, MPA networks OECMs, including collaborative and innovative development through SEAKB and other online or traditional platforms; Allocated 1% of IW resources for IWLEARN and IW portfolio-wide activities.MIMAROPA, Western VisayasPalawan: Taytay, El Nido; Negros Occidental: Cauayan, Sipalay, Hinoba-anACBUnder PIF Development
51Implementation of the Sulu-Celebes LME Regional and National Strategic Action ProgramsGEF-7, UNDP$ 11.50M5Catalyze actions and investments at the regional, national and local levels to rehabilitate and sustain fisheries and coastal and marine ecosystem services in the Sulu Celebes LME in support of regional and national commitments.Expanded and updated TDA focusing on ALL transboundary priorities (TPs) agreed in Phase 1: including Overfishing, Habitat Loss, Community Modification, Climate Change, Marine Pollution (including POPs), Invasive Alien Species; Regional ministerial agreement on the expanded and updated TPs taking into account the existing SCS SFM Regional SAP and NSAPs, the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Regional and National Programs of Action (RPOA and NPOAs) and other relevant agreements; RSAP and NSAPs for SCS LME recognized and adopted under CTI Goal 1: Priority Seascapes Designated and Effectively Managed through appropriate CTI instruments; Assessed creation of CTI subsidiary body to oversee the implementation of the RSAP, NSAPs and other LME-specific agreements; implementation of the recommended regional and national LME governance structure, including inter-ministerial committees, stakeholder forums, financial mechanisms; Strengthened institutional and human resource capacity in integrated approaches in natural resource management and biodiversity conservation: (i) localizing the NSAP to support SAP/NSAP implementation; (ii) training of local leaders on integrated approaches benefitting __ local government officials and community leaders and members in the three countries; Implementation of fisheries management plans completed in the first phase leading to improved catches of up to 8% over the life of the project employing ecosystem-based approaches and regulations, such as temporal and spatial closures, gear restrictions and/or modifications, market-based instruments and traditional / indigenous knowledge, among others; enforcement of management measures improved; Replication in up to 2 sites in each country through development and implementation of ecosystem-based fisheries management plans based on lessons from Output 2.1.1; interventions lead to initial gains on multistakeholder support, paving the way for catch increases of up to 5% over the life of the project; Ecosystem-based Blueprint for Advancing Biodiversity Enhancement in the SCS LME incorporating climate change impacts; implementation of relevant provisions of CTI NPOAs in the three countries supported; Enhanced support for network of MPAs in the SCS LME, in particular, __ in Indonesia; __ in Malaysia and in ___ PH, leading to the conservation of __ km2 of marine waters; Regional efforts enhanced to protect migratory flagship species such as turtles, building on completed and ongoing work; Baselined and benchmarked levels of POPs and other harmful pollutants from point and non-point sources which impact on fisheries, aquaculture and marine biodiversity; Ascertained pathways, supply chain, food safety and traceability of POPs and other pollutant; mitigation measures of point and non-point sources identified and initially implemented with expected measurable reduction in POPs; Drafted national and regional policy recommendations and/or mechanisms on harmful chemicals and other pollutants that impact on fisheries and other marine resources in the Sulu Celebes LME, for national and regional advocacy; Climate change impacts on fisheries and other coastal ecosystems assessed through modeling, identifying early action to support the CTI Regionwide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Mitigation; CC adaptation measures incorporated into management plans in Outputs 2.1.1 and 2.1.2; subsequent implementation lead to livelihood options to affected fisheries in all the learning and replication sites, focusing on marginalized groups such as indigenous peoples, women and youth; Implemented ecosystem-based CC adaptation interventions in up to __ sites in the three litorral countries covering __ km of coastline; Improved monitoring of the status of the Sulu-Celebes through holistic (SMART) indicators developed to monitor ocean health, SAP and NAP implementation; indicators used for progress evaluation, SAP and TDA updating and priority setting; Improved dissemination of information and best practices through a communications strategy, enhanced Sulu Celebes project website (linked to CTI and other websites), bulletins, publications and videos in English and national languages, and contributions to IWLEARN equivalent to 1% of IW grant.Under PIF Development
52Reducing GEF-7 Relevant Chemicals from Agriculture Production-FAO-GEF Global ProgramAgrochemicalsGEF-7, FAO$ 6.0M5Reduce negative impacts of POPs pesticides and other relevant HHPs on health and environment, as well as to support shift towards more sustainable farming systems that do not rely on these chemicals.Up-to-date, gender-disaggregated data on the registration and use of HHPs/POPs in rice and other relevant crops, associated risks and needs, and availability of alternatives, collected to support evidence-based decision-making; Review of current policy and regulatory frameworks regulating pesticides conducted, including subsidies that may incentivize the use of pesticides; Gender-sensitive national action plans and/or policy initiatives developed and implemented to promote environmentally sound agroecological practices and the safe management and elimination of HHPs/POPs; Development of strengthened legal/ regulatory frameworks on pesticide registration, including improved review and registration for alternative pesticides, supported; Effective, cross-sectoral monitoring systems on HHPs/POPs, including maximum residue level (MRL) as well as pesticide poisoning monitoring, established. Gender-sensitive national training programmes on pesticide regulation and enforcement developed and implemented; Expert assessments and participatory consultations conducted to identify and prioritize alternatives; Guidelines developed and disseminated on the implementation of alternatives to HHPs/POPs; Extension services strengthened and training of trainers/farmer field schools conducted (for women and men) to support implementation of alternatives; Key supply chain actors such as farmer households, cooperatives, and biopesticide suppliers engaged/investing in the elimination of HHPs/POPs; Review of current systems of pesticide procurement, distribution, and disposal of contaminated plastics and obsolete stocks in target countries conducted; Systems to ensure safe disposal of obsolete HHPs/POPs and contaminated plastics developed and their implementation supported, with a particular focus on women and vulnerable groups; Project is effectively coordinated and managed; Knowledge and collaborative platforms developed to share knowledge and data across relevant sectors (health, environment and agriculture in particular), including with private sector, academia and the public; Communication products developed and disseminated to raise awareness among stakeholders, in particular targeting women and vulnerable groups, local shop keepers/pesticide retailers; Regional dialogues/working group meetings on HHPs/POPs and contaminated plastic waste conducted.FPAUnder PIF Development