Planning and Implementing an Ambitious Climate Response: The Case of Ormoc City
The V-LED Real Practice study series and audio features respond to the demand for real-life examples and practical knowledge about multi-level climate governance and collaborative action in countries around the world.
Ormoc City has established a collaborative climate planning process that engages key actors.
Local governments in the Philippines use their local climate action plans—and the planning and coordination processes behind them—as a collaborative tool to drive transformative actions on the ground. Despite the existence of an elaborate local planning scheme that municipalities are required to follow, a siloed approach continues to be the norm in several areas of the country, which represents a major challenge to effective and collaborative climate action planning at the local level. Ormoc City has turned things around. The city uses its climate planning process as a means for achieving improved governance, honed technical capacity, and participatory citizen engagement. This study gives insight into how exactly Ormoc is doing it.
Listen to Rea Uy Epistola, former V-LED Project Coordinator and Lead Author of the Philippines Real Practice Study on local climate action planning and the success case of Ormoc City.