PaSTI launched a project in the Republic of the Philippines to promote climate change action and reporting by the private sector in the fall of 2019 under the letters for bilateral cooperation exchanged between Japan and the Philippines. It is aimed to realize co-innovation by supporting public-private exchanges and capacity building in the Philippines.
The first PaSTI-workshop series of Capacity Building on MRV System was completed.
Manila, the Philippines and Tokyo, Japan/ 2020-2021
Aiming to build capacities on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of climate change mitigation of the Philippines’ private sector in the Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) and Waste sector, OECC is co-organizing virtual workshops with the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB). The first workshop series consisting of three online workshops were successfully completed.
The title of this PaSTI WS series is "Capcity Building on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Climate Change Mitigation".
You can find the webinar videos on PaSTI Official Channel.
The first virtual PaSTI workshop -MRV 101: Understanding and Appreciating MRV- was held successfully.
First virtual workshop
The first online workshop was held on October 15, and more than 200 participants joined to obtain the basic concepts of MRV as embodied in the Paris Agreement. It was also an opportunity to share some good practices and experiences related to MRV development and implementation.
You can recap the 1st workshop here: PaSTI Official Youtube Channel.
The second virtual PaSTI workshop -Development and Designing of an MRV System- was held with success.
Second virtual workshop
The second online workshop was held on December 9, 2020. Representatives from the private sector, as well as The Climate Change Commission (CCC), DENR and other government agencies (at national and local level) participated in the workshop to understand the process and requirements in the development and design of MRV systems for climate change mitigation, and to exchange views regarding case studies from Japan and the Philippines.
You can recap the 2nd workshop here: PaSTI Official Youtube Channel.
The third online workshop on Overview of the Mitigation Measures of the IPPU and Waste sectors was held.
Philippine online workshop
The third workshop focused on the private sector's benefits of participating in the transparency activities. The highlight of the workshop was information exchange among Japanese and Philippines Private sector companies. Invited guest-speakers from JFE Engineering Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Trane Philippines and Holcim Philippines introduced their GHG emissions transparency activities and mitigation measures conducted in their companies.
In response to these presentations, the guest speakers had a discussion on how national climate policy can affect the sector activities and how important the communication with the government is.
As the new-normal in the COVID-19 era, every workshop was conducted in online settings. The workshop reached out to the key stakeholders from the Philippines' private sector and local governments efficiently. With more than 100 participants in each workshop, the workshop series underlined the current high interest of GHG transparency activities in the Philippines.
You can recap the 3rd workshop here: PaSTI Official Youtube Channel.
The first bilateral dialogue on PaSTI between Japan and the Philippines was held.
Manila, Philippines / November 2019
Participants in the Dialogue
Following a letter issued by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to the Ministry of the Environment, Japan in September 2019 indicating its interest in bilateral cooperation under PaSTI, a stakeholder meeting was held on November 6th.
Participants shared information on transparency systems in Japan and the current status of climate change initiatives in the Philippines. They confirmed through the discussion that PaSTI will leverage existing reporting platforms in the Philippines and enhance climate change actions and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system especially in industrial process and product use (IPPU) sector and waste sector.
The both parties have agreed to continue the dialogue and work with the private sector as well to promote the PaSTI project.