MANILA, Feb. 25 — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched its training modules that would institutionalize climate change adaptation practices into the community.
The reference material titled "Training Toolkit for Climate Proofing for Development (CP4D) A Tool for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)," provides a valuable resource for program implementers to integrate climate change adaptation strategies into different levels of development programming and implementation according to the DENR-EMB.
The toolkit comes in four volumes namely Volume 1: Overview of the Climate Proofing for Development; Volume 2: Applying a Climate Lens; Volume 3: The Four-Step Approach for Mainstreaming Adaptation and Volume 4: Planning for Climate Change Actions.
The training manuals shall be distributed among trainers and facilitators who have participated in climate proofing orientations and trainings conducted by the DENR-EMB, Climate Change Commission and German aid agency GIZ.
Further workshop and trainings on climate proofing for selected DENR programs and plans will be conducted within this year.
The CP4D was a product of the Climate Proofing Toolkit developed in 2009 in collaboration with various government agencies and selected local government units as well as the institutional assessment undertaken in 2008-2009 through the United Nations Development Program -Millennium Development Goal Funds (UNDP-MGF) Climate Adaptation Project.
The toolkit has been developed with the assistance from the GIZ-supported projects Adaptations on Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation (ACCBIO), Support to the Climate Change Commission in the Implementation of the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change and the National Climate Change Action Plan (SupportCCC), and the Inventory of Methods for Adaptation to Climate Change (IMACC) Project in the Philippines, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under its International Climate Initiative. (PNA)