UNEP is one of the main executing agencies of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) Achievement Fund’s Joint Programme, “Strengthening the Philippines’ Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change”, 2008 to 2011. The programme brings together UN agencies working on environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change in the Philippines.
The programme aims to mainstream climate risk reduction into key national, and selected local development plans and processes; enhance national and local capacity to develop, manage and administer plans, programmes and projects addressing climate change risks; and improve coping mechanisms through pilot demonstration adaptation projects.
Participating UN agencies are working together on inter-agency planning and management systems with national and local partners.
In addition to the technical support, UNEP provides additional human resources to support UNEP initiatives in the Philippines. A UNEP National Officer functions as representative of respective UNEP Divisions and projects and contributes to the operational functioning of UNEP initiatives in the Philippines.