Gender and Climate Change

Overview

The Climate Change Act of 2009 declared that it is a policy of the State to incorporate a gender-sensitive, pro-children and pro-poor approach in designing and implementing all climate change and renewable energy efforts, plans, and programs. In 2012, the Climate Change Act was amended create a domestic climate change adaptation fund, called the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), which is aimed at supporting projects that are responsive to gender-differentiated vulnerabilities, climate-risk profiles and other considerations.  

These provisions were mainstreamed in the policies and programs of the Climate Change Commission, thus achieving the following results:

(1) Ensured the active involvement of women in decision-making (through its multi-stakeholder consultations, capacity-building initiatives, and participation in international climate negotiations); 

(2) Promoted the integration of gender concerns and perspectives in policies and programmes (through the development and updating of plans); and 

(3) Required the assessment of the impact of climate-resilient development policies and interventions on women (through monitoring and evaluation reports and gender analysis of projects for funding under the People’s Survival Fund and other climate finance facilities).  

In 2019, the CCC adopted the Commission Resolution No. 2019-02, thereby strengthening the framework for gender-based approaches in the formulation and implementation of climate change policies, plans, programs, and activities in the country, including the generation of sex-disaggregated data and the conduct of gender analysis. Moreover, the Resolution established the need for coordination amongst key agencies in promulgating policies, directives, and initiatives supportive of the collaborative approach to accomplish its objectives. 

Moving forward, the Commission is currently undertaking an NDC gender analysis which will identify entry points in ensuring that gender-responsive initiatives are incorporated in the Philippines’ first NDC, with support from the UNDP’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Programme.

Lastly, the CCC itself has observes gender-balance and women representation within the organization. Under its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, the Commission shall be composed of four Commissioners, including the President as ex-officio Chairperson. At least one of the Commissioners shall be a woman. Also, the Commission established a GAD Focal Point System to monitor its GAD mainstreaming efforts in climate actions, and has appointed gender focal points to international fora i.e. UNFCCC and IPCC.

CCC GFPS

GAD Focal Point System

Pursuant to the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), all government instrumentalities are mandated to create a GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) mechanism to catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming within their organization. In compliance, the Climate Change Commission, thru Office Order. 2020-063, established it GFPS to lead the implementation of MCW and other pertinent issuances on gender

CCC GFPS Directory

SECRETARY EMMANUEL M. DE GUZMAN
Chairperson
osec@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8287-8450

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROMELL ANTONIO O. CUENCA
Vice Chairperson
oded@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8275-7153 

GFPS Members:

MS. SANDEE G. RECABAR
Chief, Implementation Oversight Division
recabars@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8254-7056

MR. ALEXIS D. LAPIZ
Chief, Strategic Partnership Division
lapiza@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8735-3144

MS. NEMIA MARIE A. DINGCON
Chief, Administrative and Finance Division
dingconnm@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8353-8494

MS. MARIA VICTORIA M. EVANGELISTA
Executive Assistant V, Office of the Secretary /
National Gender and Climate Change Focal to the UNFCCC
evangelistab.ccc@gmail.com
(02) 8287-8450

MS. DONNA LYNE SANIDAD
Information Technology Officer II
Office of the Deputy Executive Director
sanidadd@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8275-7153

MR. JOE MARI S. FRANCISCO
Development Management Officer II
Implementation Oversight Division
franciscojm@cliamate.gov.ph
(02) 8254-7056

MS. MARIA IMELDA S. GOMEZ
Technical Assistant, Strategic Partnership Division
dandygomezccc@gmail.com
(02) 8735-3144

GAD Plan and Budget Focal

The GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) Focal is the office coordinator tasked to ensure the development of CCC’s annual GPB and to encode the agency's GPB in the PCW’s Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS)*.

Technical Approver

MR. JEROME E. ILAGAN
Head, CCC-CCO Planning Unit/
Chief, Policy Research and Development Division
ilaganjerome.ccc@gmail.com / prdd@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8426-2950

Encoder

MS. CRISETTE PIDOC
Planning Officer III
Planning Unit/ Policy Research and Development Division
pidocc@climate.gov.ph 

GAD Accomplishment Report Focal

The GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD AR) Focal is the office coordinator mandated to develop the CCC’s annual GAD AR and encode the agency's GAD AR in the PCW’s Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS)*. 

Approver

MS. SANDEE G. RECABAR
Chief, Implementation Oversight Division
recabars@climate.gov.ph / iod@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8254-7056

 Encoder

MR. JOE MARI S. FRANCISCO
Development Management Officer II
Implementation Oversight Division
franciscojm@climate.gov.ph
(02) 8254-7056

* Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS) is the PCW’s online platform where agencies can upload their annual GAD Plans and Budgets and GAD Accomplishment Reports.

CCC GAD Documents

1. GAD Plan and Budget

Pursuant to the PCW-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular No. 2012-01, the Commission’s GAD planning and budgeting is conducted annually as part of the overall programming and budgeting exercises of the CCC. The Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) in the GPB are included in the Commission’s budget proposal and are reflected in the Annual Work and Financial Plan (WFP) of concerned offices, divisions and units within the CCC.

  1. FY2017
  2. FY2018
  3. FY2019
  4. FY2020
  5. FY2021

2. GAD Accomplishment Report

Pursuant to the PCW-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular No. 2012-01 and latest General Appropriations Act, the Commission annually submits its GAD Accomplishment Report and expenditures to the Philippine Commission Women, Department of Budget and Management and Commission on Audit. The GAD Accomplishment Report reflects the milestones of CCC in mainstreaming gender in climate actions.

  1. FY2017
  2. FY2018
  3. FY2019
  4. FY2020

3. GMEF Reports

Pursuant to the PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2016-03, the Commission conducts an annual GAD Audit using the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF). The GMEF is a prescribed PCW tool used by the government agencies to measure the level of mainstreaming. Below are the GMEF reports developed by the CCC and were validated by the PCW:

  1. FY2018
  2. FY2019