EXPLAINER

Ecotowns Explained - The Philippine Experience

Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. Photo credit: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (project consultants).
Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. Photo credit: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (project consultants).

At-risk municipalities in the Philippines take the green growth path by building climate change-resilient ecotowns.

Introduction

The Philippines has demonstrated an effective model for "ecotowns," which incorporates both climate change action plans and measures to support sustainable living. It offers a way forward for other countries seeking to go down an environmentally sustainable growth path.


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Meet our expert

  • Srinivasan Ancha   
    Principal Climate Change Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

    Ancha Srinivasan received his doctorate degree from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He has multidisciplinary experience in climate science and policy, implemented more than 50 climate change projects, and contributed to global initiatives, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Global Environmental Outlook, and Millennium Ecosystems Assessment.

   Philippines, Climate change, Environment
   Last updated: November 2016

 




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