Alder K. Delloro (Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines)
This paper discusses the institutional framework and regulatory governance for the environment in the Philippines. It examines the regulatory mechanisms, strategies and practices for the protection of the environment and the promotion of ecological developments in the country.
This paper looks in how the Philippines pursues climate change justice or climate justice to combat the debilitating effects of climate change. The Philippines has ranked fifth in the Long-Term Global Climate Risk Index for ten countries most affected from 1994-2013 and first in the Climate Risk Index for 2013 for ten most affected countries in the advent of Typhoon Haiyan which inflicted the Philippines with over US$ 13 billion in economic loss and 6,000 deaths.
This paper explores how climate justice in the country serves as the higher-order strategy to address the issues of climate change alongside with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Concomitantly, this paper scrutinizes the role of the Judiciary in legitimizing climate change litigation through its jurisprudential pronouncements and promulgation of rules for the enforcement of existing environmental laws. This paper therefore explains the role of the Judiciary in promoting climate justice, one that espouses the greater public interest and gives meaning to the ends of social justice.
Theme A: Public Sector Transformations
Institutional and Policy Innovations and Reforms towards Sustainable Development