Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Environmental Governance Project in the Philippines aims at strengthening the capacity of local authorities to face illegal logging and overfishing

The Environmental Governance Project 2 tries to address three main environmental threats faced by the Philippines emphasizing the role of good governance to address:
  • Illegal logging
  • Overfishing and
  • Mass production of waste with limited recycling 
Department of Interior
 Local Government
The project is was developed by the United States Agency for International Development - USAID in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), various leagues of local government units (LGUs), DENR/Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Department of Interior and Local Government, for strengthening LGUs capacity to respond to these challenges through localized but strategic actions (see EcoGov 2 Project Results Framework) that aim to:

Reduce overfishing and the use of destructive fishing practices;
Reduce illegal logging and conversion of natural forests; and
Improve the management of solid wastes and wastewater.

More information at:
Collection of Laws - Chan Robles Law Firm
Philippine Forest and Wildlife Law Enforcement - USAID report
Website of the Philippine Environmental Governance 2 Project
Executive Order No.23 of the President of the Philippines
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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