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About the Climate Change Commission

Philippines Climate Change Commission

As the lead climate change policymaking body of the Government of the Philippines, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is mandated to review and recommend policies, as well as coordinate, monitor, and evaluate projects and programs in ensuring that climate action is mainstreamed into the country’s development plans.

For the CCC, adaptation is key at the local level where communities experience the brunt of climate impacts. Through the Communities for Resilience (CORE) Convergence Program, the CCC aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of local government units in climate science and finance, as a way for them to formulate their own local climate change action plans (LCCAPs) and access the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), a climate finance mechanism funded by the national government.

Enhancing public awareness and disseminating climate information continue to be an integral part of the CCC agenda, as it recently launched the National Integrated Climate Change Database Information and Exchange System (NICCDIES), an online portal of climate action across key sectors.

Convergence with stakeholders is critical for the CCC, especially in pursuing various undertakings, such as updating the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP); finalizing the Philippine Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and National Adaptation Plan (NAP); and pioneering the development of assessment standards for green jobs certification.

About the Asian Development Bank


ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes,it remains home to the majority of the world’s poor. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants,and technical assistance.

About Palau and Office of Climate Change

Palau Office of Climate Change

Palau is an island nation located in the western Pacific Ocean. Due to its distance from other nations, the Palauan culture has always been one of subsistence and cooperation. In the 21st century, Palau is more connected to the rest of the world than it has ever been before. As we continue to grow, it is crucial that our policies are aligned with our national character. Therefore, the Office of Climate Change (OCC) was created as a governmental agency responsible for leading the development and implementation of national policies and actions through the lens of climate change. Beyond its borders, Palau champions ambitious actions on climate change with the global community, and the symbiotic relationship between climate change and our oceans.