Quezon City — The Philippines’ first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement has been submitted today to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is now available at the official NDC registry page.

 
The Philippines’ first NDC conveys that the Philippines shall reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent, 2.71 percent of which is unconditional, from 2020 to 2030, in the sectors of agriculture, waste, industry, transport, and energy.

Reacting to this development, Nazrin Castro, Branch Manager of The Climate Reality Project Philippines, congratulated the Philippine Government for finally submitting its first NDC commitment. She noted, however, that this is just the first step toward ensuring the country’s just transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
 
“The Climate Reality Project Philippines reiterates its commitment to work in support of the government’s goal to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75% relative to 2010 levels and its aspiration to peak emissions by 2030.”
NAZRIN CASTRO, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT PHILIPPINES

“The Climate Reality Project Philippines reiterates its commitment to work in support of the government’s goal to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 75% relative to 2010 levels and its aspiration to peak emissions by 2030.

Now that the country’s first NDC has been officially submitted to the UNFCCC, it is time for the Climate Change Commission to facilitate a whole-of-government-and-society approach to the development of a comprehensive NDC Roadmap.

This roadmap should hammer out the sectoral policies and measures that will deliver our NDC targets and will spell out detailed plans and timetables for the transition of sectors into a low-carbon economy in line with our aspiration to peak our emissions by 2030. It should also include strategies for accessing international climate finance mechanisms, negotiating the transfer of transformative low-carbon technologies, and developing systems for monitoring, reporting, and valuation of mitigation actions.”

Castro added that the 1,200 Climate Reality Leaders across the country are ready to provide support to the government in developing the NDC Roadmap and raising awareness at the community level of the significance of the NDC to the country’s sustainable economic development.