When the Philippines ratified the Paris Agreement, the Government set forth a country-defined timeline to submit the first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) before 2020.  Pursuant to the mandates under the Climate Change Act, as amended, and the General Appropriations Act, the Climate Change Commission is leading and coordinating the development and finalization process of the Philippine NDC.

The Instrument of Accession signed by the President was accompanied by a Declaration of State that the “accession to and implementation of the Paris Agreement by the Republic of the Philippines is for the purpose of supporting the country’s national development objectives and priorities,” which include:

  1. Sustainable industrial development;
  2. Eradication of poverty and provision of basic needs;
  3. Securing social and climate justice; and
  4. Energy security.