Chemical Information Exchange Network
CIEN is a project launched by UNEP in 2000. The project helped to establish national and regional networks,and provided training and equipment, which aims to: eliminate barriers to information exchange; Facilitate access to technical information on chemicals on the internet; create synergies between national information of chemical management;. strengthen national capacity for the environmentally sound management of chemicals and participation in international activities and agreement.
Non-Com POPs Project
This Philippine Project aims to use non-combustion technology to destroy significant obsolete PCBs wastes and help remove barriers to the further adoption and effective implementation of the selected technology and meet the Stockholm Convention requirements is part of a Global Programme.The immediate project objective is to deploy a commercially available, proven non- combustion technology to address 1,500 tonnes of PCBs-containing equipment and wastes. The currently known PCB inventories reported in the NIP of the Stockholm Convention dated January 2006 include 6,879 tonnes of PCB containing equipment and wastes comprising about 2,400 tonnes of PCBs oil.
Capacity Development Project on Water Quality Management
Capabilities of EMB Central and Regional Offices to implement priority actions mandated under the CWA IRR are strengthened.
Under initiatives of the WQMA Governing Board, industries, commercial entities, LGUs, and other public organizations take necessary actions for achieving the water quality goal established in the WQMA Action Plans.
Manila Bay Environmental Management Project
The Manila Bay Environmental Management Project (MBEMP) is a local component of the Regional Programme on Building Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), a UNDP-GEF funded project with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as the host institution in the Philippines and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the executing agency. It will develop and implement a Operational Plan for Manila Bay Coastal Strategy(OPMBCS) in partnership with national government agencies and stakeholders both from public and private sectors.
ADB-Environmental Impact Assessment Technical Assistance
The TA supports the country’s response to the global call for ownership, harmonization, alignment, results and mutual accountability under the Paris Declaration of March 2005.
Primary Objective of the TA:
To enhance effectiveness and efficiency of development by:
1. Encouraging rationalized and simplified procedures for better implementation of development projects;
2. Aligning development partner activities with the Government’s planning cycle and development agenda; and 3.Harmonizing the development Partners’ policies and procedures among themselves and with those of the government to minimize costs and delay.
Focus of the Project:
Improve the environmental management practices and energy efficiency of industry sectors in Region III
Objectives of the Project:
-Strengthen implementation of environmental programs in the Philippines
-Improve performance of industry sector specifically on cleaner production and energy efficiency towards CO2 reduction
-Provide Policy Recommendations.
Clean Development Mechanism
CDM was established under Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is designed to provide an incentive for developed countries to transfer greenhouse emission reduction technologies into developing countries.