Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2015

Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation
2012 - 2015 $1,000,000
2013 $1,000,000 8.1) Integration of protected areas into wider land and seascapes to showcase mainstreaming of biodiversity with other sectors and ecosystem based approaches to adaptation to climate change adaptation and leading to mitigation through carbon sequestration
Sustainable Financing Assessment and Implementation
2012 - 2013 $1,350,000
2012 $500,000 3.1) PA Fiscal Gap and Financing Analysis
2013 $250,000 3.2) PA Business Plan Preparation
2013 $250,000 3.3) Innovative funding mechanism Development
2013 $350,000 3.4) Sustainable Financing Plan
Capacity Needs Assessment
2012 $200,000
2012 $50,000 4.1) Training Needs Assessment
2013 $100,000 4.2) Capacity Development Programming
2013 $50,000 4.3) Career development Program for PASus
Policy Environment Assessment
2012 $500,000
2012 $200,000 5.1) Community Conserved Areas Policy Review and Approval
2012 $100,000 5.2) NIPAS Act Review and Amendment
2013 $200,000 5.3) KBA Recognition and integration in development planning and EIA System
PA Integration and Mainstreaming
2012 - 2014 $600,000
2014 $500,000 6.1) Integration and Mainstreaming of Management Plans into the comprehensive land use planning of Local Governments
2013 $100,000 6.2) Development of Monitoring Mechanism
PA Valuation
2012 - 2013 $750,000
2012 $450,000 7.1) PA Cost and Benefits Sharing assessment
2013 $300,000 7.2) Assessment of values and contribution of protected areas to the national and local economies and to achieving MDGs
Ecological Gap Assessment
2012 - 2013
Management Effectiveness Assessment
2012 - 2013 $2,000,000
2013 $200,000 2.1) NIPAS-wide management effectiveness assessment
2020 $350,000 2.2) Individual Protected Area Management Effectiveness Assessment
2013 $150,000 2.3) PA Indicators and Standards Development
2013 $100,000 2.4) PA Monitoring and Evaluation
2012 $200,000 2.5) National State of Protected Areas Report (evry three years)
2020 $1,000,000 2.6) Management Plan Preparation/Updating

GEF Projects

Philippines is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 17 countries : Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Building Capacity for Regionally Harmonized National Processes for Implementing CBD Provisions on Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits Biodiversity 2009-05-11 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 750,000 USD
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury POPs 2006-08-01 IA Approved 11,051,403 USD 13,544,437 USD
Demonstration of BAT and BEP in Fossil Fuel-fired Utility and Industrial Boilers in Response to the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 4,400,000 USD 7,800,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
CTI Strategies for Fisheries Bycatch Management International Waters 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 3,195,000 USD 6,700,000 USD
LME-EA Scaling Up Partnership Investments for Sustainable Development of the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia and their Coasts (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 43,887,000 USD 753,500,000 USD
CTI The Coral Triangle Initiative (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
CTI West Pacific-East Asia Oceanic Fisheries Management Project - under the Coral Triangle Initiative International Waters 2007-11-21 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,200,000 USD
East Asian Seas Region: Development and Implementation of Public Private Partnerships in Environmental Investments International Waters 2003-09-02 2009-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 808,500 USD
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 USD
Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI) Climate Change 1998-07-01 2009-07-10 Project Completion 5,650,000 USD 33,000,000 USD
Marine Aquarium Market Transformation Initiative (MAMTI) Biodiversity 2004-05-21 2008-10-31 Project Completion 6,915,000 USD 15,365,734 USD
Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms to Promote Global Environmental Priorities Biodiversity 1999-02-15 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 0
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS) Climate Change 1991-12-01 IA Approved 9,500,000 USD 3,500,000 USD
Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling through Introduction of By-catch Technologies and Change of Management International Waters 2000-11-01 IA Approved 4,780,000 USD 4,440,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capicity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-08-08 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0 USD
Climate Change Adaptation Project, Phase I Climate Change 2008-06-01 CEO Endorsed 5,257,000 USD 25,430,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan Biodiversity 2012-05-25 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 506,200 USD
Enabling Activities to Review and Update the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2012-05-18 CEO Approved 225,000 USD 225,000 USD
Enabling Activity to Prepare the Philippines First National Report to the CBD and establishment of a CHM Biodiversity 1998-02-18 IA Approved 36,300 USD 20,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in the Philippines Multi Focal Area 2011-03-29 Council Approved 4,583,333 USD 4,600,000 USD
Integrated POPs Management Project: Dioxins and Furans, PCB and Contaminated Sites Management POPs 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 8,880,000 USD 17,725,000 USD
Expanding and Diversifying the National System of Terrestrial Protected Areas Biodiversity 2008-07-28 Under Implementation 3,500,000 USD 3,860,000 USD
Global Programme to Demonstrate the Viability and Removal of Barriers that Impede Adoption and Successful Implementation of Available, Non-Combustion Technologies for Destroying Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2004-05-21 Under Implementation 4,565,000 USD 7,762,380 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-06-23 IA Approved 200,000 USD 99,960 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs for Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Philippines (add on) Biodiversity 2001-08-21 CEO Approved 157,350 USD 0
Rural Power Climate Change 2002-05-17 Under Implementation 10,350,000 USD 26,500,000 USD
Metro Manila Urban Transport Integration Project - Marikina Bikeways Project Component Climate Change 2000-05-01 2007-12-31 Project Closure 1,875,000 USD 186,000 USD
Asian Conservation Company (ACC) Biodiversity 2002-05-17 2010-08-27 Project Completion 1,600,000 USD 14,800,000 USD
Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation in Mindanao Biodiversity 1999-05-07 2005-12-31 Project Closure 1,250,000 USD 4,800,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Management of the Bohol Islands Marine Triangle Biodiversity 2000-12-05 2007-06-01 Project Closure 743,270 USD 637,611 USD
Sustainable Management of Mount Isarog Biodiversity 2000-01-18 2005-05-31 Project Completion 750,000 USD 1,475,102 USD
Leyte-Luzon Geothermal Climate Change 1991-05-01 2000-03-31 Project Closure 30,000,000 USD 1,303,600,000 USD
Palawan New and Renewable Energy and Livelihood Support Project Climate Change 1999-10-29 2005-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,800,000 USD
ADB FP 2009-04-21 3,182,000 USD 75,000,000 USD
ADB PPG 2008-04-24 10,810,000 USD 76,000,000 USD
FAO FP 2007-06-14 4,225,000 USD 14,500,000 USD
Asian Conservation Company (Tranche II) Biodiversity 2002-05-17 Cancelled 2,900,000 USD 2,200,000 USD
CF: Reducing Industry?s Carbon Footprint In South East Asia Through Compliance With a Management System for Energy (ISO 50,000) (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Emergency Response Measure to Combat Fires in Indonesia and to Prevent Regional Haze in South East Asia Multi Focal Area 1998-07-10 2003-10-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 6,000,000 USD
Stabilizing GHG Emissions from Road Transport Through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy: Regional Implementation of the Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative (GFEI) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,713,637 USD 13,460,582 USD
Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in SE Asia Biodiversity 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 3,318,545 USD 3,646,650 USD
Regional Plan for Introduction of BAT/BEP Strategies to Industrial Source Categories of Stockholm Convention Annex C of Article 5 in ESEA Region POPs 2009-09-04 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,900,290 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
SFM Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Peatland Forests in South-East Asia Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 4,853,144 USD 12,577,167 USD
CTI Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SCS) International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 2,975,000 USD 3,420,000 USD
World Bank/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia (Tranche 1, 2nd Installment) International Waters 2007-06-14 Council Approved 0 USD 80,870,000 USD
Implementation of Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) International Waters 2007-06-14 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 11,576,336 USD 33,374,400 USD
Fuel Cells Financing Initiative for Distributed Generation Applications (Phase 1) Climate Change 2003-11-21 Under Implementation 6,575,000 USD 9,000,000 USD
Development of a Strategic Market Intervention Approach for Grid-Connected Solar Energy Technologies (EMPower) Climate Change 2003-11-14 2010-07-01 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 986,000 USD
Biodiversity Indicators for National Use Biodiversity 2002-03-26 2005-06-30 Project Closure 848,200 USD 610,000 USD
Building Partnerships for the Environmental Protection and Management of the East Asian Seas International Waters 1998-11-01 2006-12-01 Project Closure 16,224,000 USD 12,321,000 USD
Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas International Waters 1993-07-01 1999-09-30 Project Closure 8,025,000 USD 3,400,000 USD
Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand International Waters 2000-11-01 2009-01-31 Project Completion 16,749,000 USD 16,399,000 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase I Biodiversity 1992-03-01 1995-02-01 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 801,000 USD
CF: Industrial Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 3,251,715 USD 13,204,800 USD
GEF National Portfolio Formulation Document Multi Focal Area 2010-11-30 CEO Approved 30,000 USD 0
Scaling up Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Climate Vulnerable Farming Communities in Southern Philippines Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,100,000 USD 9,306,325 USD
Strengthening the Marine Protected Area System to Conserve Marine Key Biodiversity Areas Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 8,160,600 USD 37,627,717 USD
Manila Third Sewerage Project (MTSP) - under WB/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the LME of East Asia International Waters 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 5,350,000 USD 87,810,000 USD
CTI Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Sector Multi Focal Area 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,821,000 USD 102,000,000 USD
Chiller Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 2,600,000 USD 51,270,200 USD
National Program Support for Environment and Natural Resources Management Project (NPS-ENRMP) Multi Focal Area 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 7,350,000 USD 50,000,000 USD
Mindanao Rural Development Program Phase II - Natural Resource Management Project Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 6,621,363 USD 123,828,000 USD
Strengthening Coordination for Effective Environmental Management (STREEM) Multi Focal Area 2009-01-07 IA Approved 500,000 USD 515,000 USD
Philippines Sustainable Energy Finance Program Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 5,300,000 USD 20,000,000 USD
Electric Cooperative System Loss Reduction Project Climate Change 2003-05-16 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 12,350,000 USD 50,500,000 USD
Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project Biodiversity 2004-09-27 Under Implementation 9,335,000 USD 54,000,000 USD
Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Development Climate Change 2001-12-07 2010-12-31 Project Completion 5,448,000 USD 18,326,000 USD
Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project Climate Change 2004-05-21 2010-12-31 Project Completion 3,228,455 USD 12,020,000 USD
Initial Assistance to the Philippines to Meet its Obligations Under the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2001-10-22 IA Approved 500,000 USD 82,000 USD
CEPALCO Distributed Generation PV Power Plant Climate Change 1999-05-07 IA Approved 4,025,000 USD 3,500,000 USD
Conservation of the Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park and World Heritage Site Biodiversity 2000-03-20 2004-10-01 Project Closure 774,714 USD 984,707 USD
Enabling the Philippines to Prepare National Communication Program in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-07-23 IA Approved 154,500 USD 0
Conservation of Priority Protected Areas Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2002-06-30 Project Closure 20,000,000 USD 2,856,000 USD
Samar Island Biodiversity Project: Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biodiversity of a Forested Protected Area Biodiversity 1999-12-01 2011-12-09 Project Completion 6,109,470 USD 7,198,420 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Promoting resiliency and sustainability, and protecting livelihoods in the Sulu Sulawesi Network of Protected Areas 27 07 2010 Fully Funded fully funded ($8,610,000 USD) $9,610,000.00
Philippines Protected Area System 08 07 2010 Partially Funded $10,630,000 USD $47,446,665.00
Strengthening Marine Protected Areas to Protect Fisheries and Marine Biodiversity in the Philippines through community empowerment 04 01 2010 Fully Funded fully funded ($800,000 USD) $800,000.00
Adaptation to climate change and conservation of biological diversity in the Philippines 22 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($2,988,900 USD) $2,988,900.00

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