About the Project
Supporting Blue-Green Recovery, Strengthening Resilience, and Promoting Sustainable Growth in Philippine Cities and Communities through Nature-Based Solutions and Circular Economy (RRSG thru NBS-CE), aims to strengthen capacities of government to provide support to vulnerable populations displaced by natural disasters. The project is funded by the Government of Spain through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
Alternately called Huy-anan nan Badjao sa Surigao (Home for Badjaos in Surigao), the project will support the government in implementing culturally-appropriate nature-based solutions and circular economy, favoring the humanitarian-development nexus, environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change. The project is demonstrated in Surigao City by improving the living conditions of the Badjao, nomadic sea-based indigenous people of Mindanao, who were displaced by Super Typhoon Rai in December 2021.
Expected Project Outputs
40 Badjao families with access to housing and
2 community-level materials recovery facilities established and integrated into public spaces
1 public open space with integrated urban/coastal greening projects
100 women and IPs engaged in blue-green livelihoods
30 technical government staff with enhanced knowledge and skills on applying nature-based solutions and circular economy models.
increase in barangay communities and leaders with policies on area and facilities management and maintenance
support for individual or collective Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (5Rs) actions
Planning for Resilience
(note: this is a placeholder section for the landscape/challenge when on data and analytics for local climate action planning and investment)
54% of the Philippines’ total population is living in urban areas as of 2020 (Philippines Statistics Authority, 2022).
In the Asia Pacific region, around 742 million urban dwellers are facing high or extreme multiple hazards; this number could reach nearly 1 billion by 2030. Climate change will intensify the urban heat island effect.
– UN-Habitat and UN ESCAP, 2018 (Climate Change and National Urban Policies In Asia And The Pacific)
The Philippines ranks 4th among countries most affected by extreme weather events from 2000 to 2019. – Global Climate Risk Index, 2021