Philippines (the)

Country Area : 300,000 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 8,040

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : National Programme, Targeted support

FCPF Member : No

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: No


The Philippines has not yet submitted any of the four Warsaw Framework elements to the UNFCCC. In 2017, progress on the NFMS continued, with UN-REDD programme support. An action plan for the implementation of the National Forest System of the Philippines was completed in 2017. The NFMS Action Plan was developed through consultations and focus group work. In addition, the UN-REDD Programme strengthened capacities through a training event on accuracy assessment of land cover/ land use change in the Philippines, and a training event on biomass and R statistical analysis using country field-inventory data.

(Update Annual Report 2017)

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Key Contacts

Regional Technical Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement Focus area: Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)
Regional Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 231,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 24.05.2012
Date of Approval 15.06.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 1
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 131,000
Amount Approved US$ 131,000
UN Agency Providing Support
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits


Lead National Institution: Pls add



  1. Capacity built on REDD+ Safeguards information
  2. Corruption risks addressed. Contribute to the initial REDD-Plus Strategy by supporting activities that will help identify and characterize corruption risks related to REDD-Plus and consequently identify mechanisms that will mitigate, if not totally eliminate, and then manage the identified corruption risks.


#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 15.06.2015
Date of Approval 09.07.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 7
Status Completed
Amount Requested US$ 0
Amount Approved US$ 100,000
UN Agency Providing Support
MRV and Monitoring


Lead National Institution: Department of Environment and Natural Resources


NFMS Action Plan that addresses the Philippines’ needs for forest resources monitoring, including the monitoring of REDD+ policies and measures, and the reporting commitments at national as well as international level.

1. NFMS and its monitoring and MRV functions for REDD+ and other concerns described.

2. Data availability and requirements of each NFMS pillar assessed.

3. Current data infrastructure and how it should be enhanced to support the information system of the NFMS described.

4. Current and potential sources of data, including field data, satellite and other remote sensing data assessed.

5. Capacity for the implementation of the NFMS assessed.

6. Tools for data collection, management, and sharing described.

7. Quality Assessment and Quality Control of data collected;

8. Institutional and organizational arrangements with roles and responsibilities of agencies concerned with the NFMS.

9. Capacity built on n (i) satellite based monitoring system, (ii) national forest inventory, and (iii) GHG Inventory