January 29, 2023

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Cordillera continues to provide trainings on the formulation of Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (eLCCAP) to local government units through their local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices and local Planning and Development coordinators.
Recently, 46 MDRRMOs and MPDCs from 24 local government units in the region took part in a four-day training in the formulation of the eLCCAP.
The formulation process of the eLCCAP involves nine steps which includes low emission development strategy, adoption of Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment espoused by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, and awareness with the commitment of the Philippines to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The training stressed the importance of applying vulnerability and risk assessments as a prerequisite for developing the Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAPs) and other LGU plans to promote equitable and sustainable development in LGUs.
DILG-CAR Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Action focal person Ralph Kevin Brett said LCCAPs need to be created using a clear planning process and analysis.
He said climate change actions should be consistent with the development requirements and prospects of the locality and aligned with National Framework Strategy on Climate Change and National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP),” he said.
NCCAP serves as a guide of local governments in drafting their corresponding LLCAP where the seven priority areas – food security, water sufficiency, ecosystem and environmental stability, human security, sustainable energy, climate-smart industries and services, and knowledge and capacity development are identified.
Brett said LGUs are in the frontline in the formulation, planning and implementation of climate change actions and as they directly work with the people in addressing climate change impacts and challenges.
Planning for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management are among the most important functions of local governments citing the implementation of the Philippine Climate Change Act of 2009, Brett said. – Press release