The Philippines Country Profile is one of the 31 country briefs prepared and developed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) under the World Bank Group.
Titled, “Climate Risk and Adaptation Country Profile,” the document features 31 country profile. One of the countries featured is on the Philippines’ climate change vulnerability, risk reduction strategies, and adaptation.
The report describes the Philippines as an archipelago composed of more than 7,000 islands; 1,000 are inhabitable. Its main economic sectors are agriculture and industry.
The Philippines is among the world’s most disaster-prone countries with commonly occurring hazards such as floods, droughts, typhoons, landslides, mudslides, earthquakes, and volcanoes. The country has been through extreme climatic events that seem to increase in recent decades.
The country has established the Climate Change Commission, which is attached to the Office of the President. The commission has the sole responsibility of coordinating and evaluating policies and programs related to climate change.
Priority adaptation measures of the government are focused on its key sectors: agriculture; coastal ecosystems; biodiversity and forests; urban areas, energy, and infrastructure; and human health.
The report presents the country’s climate baseline, projections of future climate, recent climate trends, and climate change impacts on natural hazard vulnerability.
As of writing this report, the country has ongoing adaptation efforts, vulnerability reduction, and the GFDRR’s intervention.
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