A Climate of Difficult Choices
Lack of international finance limits climate change adaptation options for the people of the Philippines
The international community has failed to deliver climate finance at the scale required for vulnerable countries such as the Philippines to adapt to climate change.
Adaptation is a national priority for the Philippines, and as such domestic budget has been allocated; climate finance tagging has been implemented; and local adaptation plans have been developed. But local adaptation plans remain unfunded and women, men, girls, and boys across the Philippines remain vulnerable. Urgent scale up and effective use of climate finance is required, targeted towards locally-led inclusive adaptation for the most vulnerable.