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NATURAL RESOURCE ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES

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AGRICULTURE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

The Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture (DA), implements the Key Production Area (KPA) Development approach to sustainable agriculture. The KPA approach is premised on the need to optimize the use of limited land and water to provide for the food requirements of the growing population and foster "export winners" within the context of equitable and sustainable development. It encourages farmers and fisherfolk to produce specific products suitable to the land, water resources, and climate of specific areas in the country. The integration of environmental concerns is being implemented through policies and programs harnessing appropriate, cost efficient and environment-friendly strategies and technologies to satisfactorily meet both long-term economic and ecological needs.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

The country also adopts an ecological approach to crop cultivation through the following:

A program of assistance to Local Government Units is also being implemented by the DA to prevent further environmental degradation by: a) prohibiting further destruction of the mangrove ecosystem and reconverting abandoned, foreclosed, or unproductive fish ponds into mangrove farms; b) establishing and maintaining fish sanctuaries and marine parks in municipal waters; c) restoring productivity and ecological balance of exploited inland waters by prohibiting the use of destructive fishing methods and gears and by dispersing fingerling; and d) providing support for programs which promote community participation in environmental conservation (that is, the Bantay Dagat Program which encourages local communities to actively participate in the protection of their fishing grounds).

Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation  

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1997.

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ATMOSPHERE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

In the Philippines, the passage of the Environment Code, EO No. 446, which incorporates laws that will improve the quality of air and water resources, has been endorsed, and adoption of appropriate pollution management schemes is being strongly advocated. This Code mandates the phase out of leaded gasoline as one of the means of solving air pollution. The issuance directs the phase out of leaded gasoline in Metro Manila by the year 2000 and nationwide by January 1, 2001. Subsequent to the implementation of EO No. 446, information, education, communication and advocacy activities have been carried out through distribution of leaflet, flyers, lectures and briefings to promote consciousness among all sectors of society.

Special Order No. 97-1350 created the Steering Committee (SC) and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) for the formulation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The SC, which provides overall policy directions of various TWGs, is composed of representatives from various government agencies, the civil society and business sectors.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

The establishment of the Metropolitan Environmental Improvement Program (MEIP) in Asia was urged to help selected metropolitan regions both design and implement solutions to rapidly growing environmental problems which include, among others, the need to address deteriorating air and water quality, flooding and stagnation of water resources, pollution from solid wastes and traffic congestion. This Program, working in collaboration with the national government agencies, Local Government Units (LGUs), industry and NGOs, developed the Environmental Management Strategy (EMS). The quality management aspects of the EMS are addressed through the Urban Air Project (URBAIR) which aims to develop an urban air management strategy for Metro Manila.

Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed by the Government of the Philippines on 12 June 1992 and ratified on 2 August 1994.

The Government of the Philippines acceded to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and ratified the Montreal Protocol on 17 July 1991 and ratified the London Amendment on 9 August 1993.

The Phillippines also actively participated in the Third Conference of Parties (COP-3) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) which adopted a legally binding Protocol under which industrialized countries will reduce their overall emissions of six green house gases (GHGs) by at least five percent below the 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012. The Protocol established emissions trading, joint implementation between developed countries, and a "clean development mechanism" to encourage joint emissions reduction projects between developed and developing countries.

In preparation for COP-3, an international Conference on National Communications under the FCCC was held in Manila in July 1997 which was convened by the National Councils for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (APNCSD), the Woods Hole Research Center, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippines Institute for Alternative Future (PIAF). A resolution termed as the Manila Statement, called for legally binding protocols with specific targets and timetables for the COP-3. In addition, the Clean Air 2000 action plan was formulated to improve air quality by the year 2000, and the Philippines is involved in the regional project on Asia Least Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS).

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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BIODIVERSITY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

Recognizing the need to confront the problems and issues relating to the conservation of biodiversity, the Philippine Strategy for Biological Diversity Conservation (PSBDC) was approved in 1994. The PSBDC was the basis for the preparation of the Philippine Biodiversity Country Study in 1995. The results were used for refining the PSBDC which is now known as the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).

Approved in June 1997, NBSAP is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of experts. Its goals are consistent with those of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The implementation of NBSAP includes the following strategies. Strategy 1 includes a resource inventory and assessment of flora and fauna in the Subic forest. Strategy 2 incorporates past and present initiatives such as a Biodiversity Program of Aurora province, promotion of ecotourism as a tool for biodiversity conservation in the Subic forest, documentation of the indigenous knowledge system and practices for biodiversity conservation and natural resource management among 15 indigenous cultural communities nationwide, and documentation of different plants used and propagated by the indigenous peoples (IPs) to sustain their livelihood and cultural activities. Strategy 4 is the establishment of a Philippine Biodiversity Center.

Current efforts to institutionalize the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan include the promotion of funding and support from the donor community and other sectors and the integration in sectoral plans, programs and projects of national government agencies. The National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) provides for the protection of habitats of rare and endangered species of plants and animals. To implement the Act, there are 26 protected areas proclaimed under NIPAS, of which 11 are initial components and 15 are additional sites. The initial components refer to all areas or islands proclaimed, designated or set aside pursuant to a Law, Presidential Decree/Proclamation or Executive Order as a National Park, Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary, Wilderness Areas, Watershed Areas, or Mangrove Reserves as well as identified virgin forests before the Act became effective. There are about 103 additional areas and 25 old growth and mossy forest recommended by the regions for inclusion in NIPAS.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

The Philippines makes decisions related to biodiversity through consultations, meetings, and discussions. Training, orientation, seminars, and workshops would help capacity building. Academia, non-government organizations, government agencies, local government units, and indigenous cultural communities contribute to biodiversity conservation decision-making.

Programmes and Projects   

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Status

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation

In the Philippines, the Convention on Biological Diversity was signed in 1992 and ratified in 1993. The latest report submitted by the country to the Convention Secretariat was in 1996. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed in 1973 and ratified in 1981. The latest report submitted to CITES was in 1995.

Regional and international cooperation initiatives related to biodiversity conservation in the Philippines include the establishment of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Center on Biodiversity Conservation; Joint Management of the Turtle Island Heritage Protected Area; the Shembird Reserve Network; and the assignment of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Expert.

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

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ENERGY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

In pursuit of sustainable energy production and utilization, the Department of Energy (DOE) oversees the exploration, development and production of local energy sources and promotion and commercialization of new and renewable sources of energy to achieve the country's long-term self-sufficiency objective while implementing environmental safety and protection measures in all development projects. 

The DOE promotes energy efficiency through energy audits in commercial, industrial and transport sectors and through the implementation of locally-funded energy conservation projects.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

Policy geared towards energy efficiency include the formulation of demand-side management and energy labelling. To promote eco-efficiency, tax exemptions are provided to firms which import brand new equipment. Facilitated by the Board of Investments (BOI) of the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), incentives are granted for the installation of pollution control equipment whether locally manufactured or imported. The BOI, in cooperation with the Green Aide Plan of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan, transfers technology on pollution control and energy.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects   

New and renewable energy systems (NRES) total 298 demonstration projects under the Affiliated Non-Conventional Energy Center (ANEC) Program. Other demonstration projects also installed include the solar home systems, Photovoltaic (PV) streetlights, PV refrigerators, PV water pumping stations, biogas systems, micro-hydro systems and windmills for water pumping. The Area-Based Energy Technology (ABET) conducted consultations in the provinces of Ifugao, Apayao, Abra, Batanes and Biliran to raise awareness of the local people on the techno-economic viability of NRES. The National Biogas Demonstration Project was completed with the installation of 3 units of biogas systems to demonstrate the development and utilization of biogas technology in key livestock areas.

Status 

In 1997, energy source exploration and development included: the production of 7,1686.6 Gwh of geothermal steam, the displacement of 12.4 million barrels of fuel oil equivalent, spudding and completion of 12 wells in 7 provinces, conduct of reconnaissance geological and geochemical surveys in 11 provinces, the generation of 170,080 Mwh by the country's 35 mini-hydro plants and the assessment of 26 more potential sites for mini-hydro development.

Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation  

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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FORESTS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

The Master Plan for Forestry Development (MPFD), adopted in 1990, provides the framework for combating deforestation and guiding the long-term development of the forestry sector in the Philippines. It has a total of 15 programs thematically clustered into: a) Man and the Environment Programs; b) Forest Management and Products Development Programs; and c) Institutional Development Programs. The Plan targets the reforestation of 1.8 million ha to meet the country's needs. Of the target, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has established and developed 276,834 ha of forest lands to date.

In line with the country's policy to ensure equitable access to, and sustainable development of forest resources, the President signed Executive Order 263 entitled Adopting Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) as the National Strategy to Ensure the Sustainable Development of the Country's Forestland Resources and Providing Mechanisms for its Implementation.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects 

National programs and projects being implemented include the Integrated Social Forestry Program which aims to promote a strong partnership between the forest occupants and the government in food production and forest rehabilitation; and the Industrial Forest Management Program with the objective of establishing industrial forest plantations as an alternative resource base for forest-based export industries.

Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation  

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1997.

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FRESHWATER

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

In October 1996, the Presidential Task Force on Water Resources Development and Management (PTFWRDM) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 374. The PTFWRDM drafted a bill which proposes the creation of a Water Resources Authority of the Philippines (WRAP) that sets the general framework for the planning and regulation of water resources with respect to quality, quantity and tariff.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status 

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) conducted a study on water pricing. The study aimed to determine the economic value of water for the development of a more realistic pricing scheme to consider full cost recovery and other externalities such as the public's willingness to pay for water as a commodity.

Since then, the Government recently moved towards the privatization of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) as a result of Executive Order No. 311. The privatization aimed to: improve service standards and expand service area coverage; increase the water supply system efficiency; eliminate fiscal burden on the government; and implement waste water management programs.

The privatized MWSS is obligated by the year 2000 to provide water on a 24-hour basis, to maintain water quality within World Health Organization standards and to ensure effluent discharge is within the standards set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). These concessionaires are required to provide clean and safe drinking water to 98% of the population in Metro Manila by the year 2001 and to expand the water supply facilities to include raw water sourcing and treatment. Waste water development programs such as septic tank dislodging, treatment and disposal, gravity-fed sewage collection network and treatment system, and rehabilitation and replacement of pipes will also be implemented.

Challenges  

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

No information is available.

Information 

The Government has developed an integrated water resource database to better manage and plan for the development of water resources in a sustainable manner. To raise the level of awareness of the general public on the efficient use of limited water resource, a massive information, education and communication campaign was conducted.

Research and Technologies   

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands entered into force in the Philippines on 8 November 1994.

In July 1997, a Multi-Sectoral Summit convened to mitigate the impact of El Nino in various production areas of the country. The results of the summit include: an intensive campaign and information dissemination on the proper techniques for rain water harvesting, use, conservation and management for irrigation and domestic uses; and the provision of additional investments on shallow tube wells (STWs), small water impounding projects, and other small-scale irrigation projects especially for highly vulnerable areas.

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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LAND MANAGEMENT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

Under the auspices of the DA, the membership of the Technical Committee on Land Use Matters (TeCLUM) has been expanded to include other attached agencies of the department. The TeCLUM formulated a mechanism for the improvement of ongoing review of applications for land conversion. 

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

In the Philippines, a National Land Use Act (NLUA) has been drafted in line with the goal of strengthening the existing process of identifying, determining, and evaluating alternative land use patterns to guide and enable appropriate land management and development. The Act was certified as priority environmental legislation and is currently being discussed in both houses of Congress (A Review of the Implementation of Philippine Commitments to the Global Agenda 21 1992-1996).

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

In the interim, strategies to implement measures on the rational conversion of agricultural lands are being developed. A Charter on Agricultural Land, approved in 1991, embodies the Department of Agriculture's (DA) Land Use Principles and Guidelines. This document, together with the principles of agrarian reform, serves as a guide in preserving the country's agricultural lands. The procedural guidelines aim to improve the mechanism of issuing Certification of Viability of Agricultural Land (CVAL) and Certificate of Nonviability of Agricultural Land (CNVAL); or Special Certification for conversion to other agricultural use and support service.

The Lands Management Bureau (LMB) has developed a National Master Plan on Land Resources Management which aims to provide an integrated approach to the planning and management of the country's land resources that will best suit the demands at the present times. Specifically, the Plan proposes the following:

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement 

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information 

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) of the Department of Agriculture continues to update the Network of Agricultural Area for Development (NAAD). In updating the NAAD maps, the agricultural lands are delineated from the forest lands. The NAAD maps identify the agricultural areas restricted to conversion.

To provide a guide for land use planning and crop development, the establishment of soil and land databases continued to be promoted at the local level. The BSWM also continues to promote the adoption of appropriate land use management systems. It is preparing handy guides for crop and land suitability and resource endowment. Crop diversification and integrated farming are promoted in suitable areas taking into account the physical limitations and the need for soil and water conservation

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

The Land Management Fund will be a growth fund to be used for the purchase of lands for strategic inventories in land banking, development of A and D lands to improve land values, and investment in government securities. To date, the Master Plan is still pending approval at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Once approved, it will be translated into Regional Master Plans.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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MOUNTAINS

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OCEANS AND COASTAL AREAS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

To ensure a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to addressing marine and ocean concerns within the context of the Philippines' commitment to implement UNCLOS, the existing Cabinet Committee on the Treaty of the Law of the Sea created on October 3, 1981, has been reconstituted as the Cabinet Committee on Marine and Ocean Affairs. The Committee is mandated to formulate practical and viable policies to address the various concerns of UNCLOS and other marine related matters. As an initial output of the Committee, a National Marine Policy has been formulated and adopted to serve as the umbrella framework for addressing ocean and marine concerns.

A comprehensive National Marine Program is currently being formulated to achieve the goals of the National Marine Policy. In addition, the Philippines participated in the formulation of the Regional Action Plan for the East Asian Seas. The country has became a partner of the International Coral Initiative (ICRI), established in response to Agenda 21. In 1995, the Philippines hosted the ICRI workshop which resulted in the formulation of the ICRI Call for Action and a Framework for Action. The Call of Action and Framework of Action serve as a guide in the formulation of the regional action plan. As an ICRI Partner, the Philippines has now established the Philippine Reef Database (Philreef), and has formulated a National program for the celebration of the International Year of the Reef.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information 

A national data center on coastal zone environment and resource management is currently being established under the auspices of the ASEAN-Australia Environment and Economic Program, Phase III. This project aims to create a meta-database on coastal resource management which will be implemented through a network approach, that is, a network of networks, and the development of a decision support system.

Research and Technologies   

No information is available.

Financing   

No information is available.

Cooperation

The Philippines signed the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on December 10, 1982 and ratified it on February 27, 1984.

The need to conserve and manage marine resources, particularly the straddling fish stocks (SFS) and the highly migratory fish stocks (HMFS), prompted the Philippines to sign an agreement in 1996 to prevent conflict over fishing on high seas and to conserve stocks of fish which migrate between international waters and areas under national jurisdiction. In preparation for the enforcement of the agreement, a draft Comprehensive Program has been prepared.

Recognizing the impact of land-based resources of pollution in marine and coastal productivity, the Philippines actively participated in the series of meetings that led to the formulation and adoption of the Global Programme on Land-based Sources of Pollution. A national program on land-based sources of pollution is currently being conceptualized to integrate Philippine initiatives and commitments to both the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) Regional Programs, and NGO initiatives under the auspices of the Advisory Committee on the Protection of Seas (ACOPS).

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth and sixth sessions of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1998.

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TOXIC CHEMICALS

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WASTE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Solid Waste and Sanitation

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Hazardous Waste

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

As signatory to the Basel Convention, the Philippines continues to monitor the implementation of RA 6969, the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990. This law bans the importation, storage, or transport of toxic or nuclear wastes into or through the Philippines. On the regulation of the movement of hazardous wastes, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued Administrative Order No. 28 which bans the importation of Recyclable Materials Containing Hazardous Substances. In addition, waste management practices will include the hospital waste management program of the government. Strict monitoring of government-owned and private hospitals are being undertaken to ensure adherence to the program. Rewards and recognition for outstanding sanitation performance are also being instituted.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was signed by the Philippines in 1989 and ratified in 1993.

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1997.

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Radioactive Waste

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

As signatory to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Philippines continues to monitor the implementation of RA 6969, the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990. This law bans the importation, storage, or transport of toxic or nuclear wastes into or through the Philippines.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement

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Programmes and Projects   

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Status   

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Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation

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This information was provided by the Government of Philippines to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: 1 April 1997.


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