Philippines

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.

Read the study here

 

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.

 

Download the full audio here