USAID launches 5-yr program to strengthen PH climate resiliency

USAID launches 5-yr program to strengthen PH climate resiliency

MANILA – The United States government has allocated PHP750 million to strengthen climate resilience in the Philippines as one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries.

The five-year Climate Resilient Cities project, to be implemented by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will help cities across the country mitigate, endure, and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The US Embassy in Manila on Friday said USAID will support local government units and other stakeholders to better understand, use, and disseminate climate information to local communities.

It will also help cities and non-governmental organizations access climate financing to increase community resilience and contribute to communities’ economic and social development, as well as support natural climate solutions that increase their resilience to climate change impacts.

“Over the past 60 years, we have been proud to partner with the Philippine government and local stakeholders to achieve shared development goals,” said USAID Philippines Acting Mission Director Sean Callahan. “Addressing the climate crisis, and particularly the vulnerability of cities is crucial to helping build a more prosperous, resilient Philippines for current and future generations.”

The Climate Resilient Cities project supports the Philippine government’s National Climate Change Action Plan, Nationally Determined Contributions, and National Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Roadmap.

It also receives support from South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, as part of a joint partnership between the US and Korean governments. (PNA)

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