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Environment

PBSP’s Platform for Collective Engagements for the Environment promotes collective action for Sustainable Development, Integrated Watershed and Coastal Resource Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Housing or Resettlement related to flood control, relief and rehabilitation.

Through its Environment Program, PBSP aims to contribute to environmental sustainability and reversal of loss of environmental resources. PBSP focuses on initiatives that sustainably use natural resources, increase asset productivity of local communities, and reduce the vulnerability of poor households to disaster and climate change risks. The Integrated Watershed Management is the primary strategy that incorporates Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, reinforced by initiatives on water security and energy efficiency promotion.

See list of Environment projects

Flagship Projects on Environment

The project which consists of tree-planting and mangrove reforestation (among others), aims to rehabilitate and sustainably manage critical watershed areas, as well as improves the productivity and income of communities in the watershed areas by building their capacities for market-based sustainable livelihood activities.

The DRRM training educates participants (LGUs, partners, etc.) on preparedness, emergency response, and recovery/rehabilitation in an effort to contribute to the reduction of mortality, protect lives and livelihood, and reduce the impact of natural disasters on the socio-economic well-being of vulnerable communities.

The project provides waterless communities sustainable access to safe water supply through the development of private sector alliances engaged in the provision of community water services, and capacity development training of water service providers.

Accomplishments

(FY 2013 – 2014)

treesplant

54,750

trees planted in

IN

33

hectares of critical watershed areas.

mangrovesplant

480,000

mangrove propagules planted

IN

48

hectares of mangrove areas

watersystems

3

potable water systems built to benefit

585

households

communitiestrained

7

communities trained and with Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) plans

citiestrained

18

municipalities/cities trained and with DRRM plans

employeevolunteers

185

employee-volunteers participating in activities