Climate Change Adaptation and Community Resilience in the Philippines (CARP)

Climate Change Adaptation and Community Resilience in the Philippines (CARP)

Asia
NC.0045
PH10P0514
300,000
Philippines
Migration, Environment and Climate Change
National
Active

Despite its high vulnerabilities to effects of climate change and high risks of climate change-induced displacement and forced migration, the Philippines lacks sufficient awareness and actions related to the migration and climate change nexus, both at the policy level and the public/community level. The primary objective of this project is to support the Philippines to mitigate adverse impacts of climate-related events through enhancing policy and community-level interventions integrating safe and orderly migration as a tool of resilience for at-risk communities. This will be achieved through two Outcomes. The first deals with increasing the awareness and technical capacity of local government bodies, decision-makers, civil society, media and vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change and consider migration management as an opportunity to build community resilience. This will be based on a research policy paper on Climate Change and Migration in partnership with the Climate Change Commission and key experts in the field. The policy paper will be the basis for the second outcome, which revolves around creating core messages on Climate Change and Migration advocacy and awareness at the national and local levels. The project will aid local government and community organizations to produce evidence-based climate adaptive programmes that consider migration in their planning, through the implementation of training and proposal writing workshops using updated and localized modules. Through this two-pronged approach, combining awareness promotion and evidence-based policy advocacy, the project will facilitate the development and adoption of effective climate change response programmes that integrate safe and orderly migration as adaptive measures by policymakers (both at the local and national levels).