Written By: Ann Maureen Malaki
PASAY CITY – On November 19, 2019, representatives from the Coastal Cities at Risk Project in the Philippines (CCARPH) – Ms. Denise Dacera, Project Manager; Ms. Maria Rufina Salas, Research Assistant; Mr. Jeremiah Morales and Ms. Ann Malaki, Research Interns attended the climate finance for adaptation forum entitled “Making Climate Finance Count: Increasing Flows for Adaptation”. Funding Agencies, LGU representatives, and other stakeholders were present.
The information on the process of accessing climate funds will be useful for the CCARPH partner Local Government Units (LGUs). The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) are available for climate adaptation projects, especially those involving multiple hazards, poverty, and key biodiversity areas. Interested LGUs may coordinate with the Landbank of the Philippines or the Development Bank of the Philippines to access the GCF or the PSF, respectively. Vice Mayor and Former Mayor from 2010 to 2019 Alfredo Coro II of Del Carmen Siargao is among the LGU representatives that presented their experience in accessing the PSF. Vice Mayor Coro and Dr. Porio are currently discussing potential areas of collaboration between the Municipality of Del Carmen and CCARPH.
Ann Maureen Malaki received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at University of the Philippines Diliman, and is currently a Research Intern in the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines. For comments and suggestions, you may contact him through email@example.com, or CCARPH at firstname.lastname@example.org