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STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT-   Investment Prospects  Department of Environment and Natural Resources
ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK     SECTION 16 ARTICLE II, 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION“The State shall protect and advancethe right...
ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK   Philippine Development Plan: 2011-20161. Improved          2. Improved      3. Enhanced conservati...
FORESTRY
Forest ManagementSituationer:• Philippine forest at 7.2 M ha or 24% of country’s  land area• 8 M ha of forestlands degrade...
Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Total log ban in natural forests to conserve &  protect (E.O. 23)• Created National ...
Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Confiscated 10.6 M bd. ft. of logs/lumber  valued at P 317 M• Filed 269 cases for il...
Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Established National Greening Program, biggest  reforestation in Philippine history ...
CLEAN AIR
Clean AirSituationer – Major urban centers are polluted• Total Suspended Particulates  (TSP) in Metro Manila is 166  micro...
Clean AirSituationer – Major urban centers are polluted• 80% of pollution due to vehicular emissions• Per WB, 18M Filipino...
Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement & regulations  More stringent air emission standards for   Compres...
Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement of regulations  DENR, LTO, MMDA, etc. worked to reduce traffic &  ...
Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement of regulations   Developed program with ADB to provide credit    f...
Clean AirGovernment Actions: • As of June 2011, pollution reduced by 32%   from 166 to 113 μg/Ncm.                        ...
CLEAN WATER
Clean WaterSituationer – Waterways/esteros in major urban              centers unfit for human activity• Biochemical Oxyge...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions:    Initiated “Adopt an Estero Program”               Before                 After          ...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions:         Adopt an Estero Program                Before                After             Este...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions:         Adopt an Estero Program               Before                 After             Este...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions :         Adopt an Estero Program                    226   Major companies have adopted wate...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions:• Reduced solid wastes   Required Philippine Plastic Industry to    develop program for ret...
Clean WaterGovernment Actions:• Reduced solid wastes   Agreement with 11 Metro Manila LGUs for solid    waste management ...
GEOHAZARD
GeohazardSituationer:• Philippines is prone to natural disasters due to  geographical location & geological attributes:  l...
GeohazardGovernment Actions:• Completed geo-hazard mapping of all provinces/  cities/municipalities at 1:50,000 scale• Dis...
MINERAL REFORMS
Mineral ReformsSituationer:• Started cleansing of idle mining applications under  “use it or lose it” policy. Additional 5...
Mineral ReformsGovernment Actions:• Cleansing the remaining idle mining applications  under the “use it or lose it” policy.
GOOD GOVERNANCE
Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption   Policy shift to donate confiscated l...
Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption   Rationalized and reduced DENR checkp...
Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption   Installed 902 Closed Circuit Televis...
Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Strengthened prosecution and justice system                                     No. of...
Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Strengthened prosecution and justice system   Strengthened capacities of DENR personn...
PUBLIC ASSESSMENT
Public Assessment• From one of the most corrupt in December, 2009,  DENR is now the 4th least corrupt agency in March  201...
Public Assessment               OVERALL PERFORMANCE                        (Pulse Asia Survey)• Efforts of government in s...
INVESTMENT PROSPECTS
INVESTING in theFORESTRY SECTOR in the     PHILIPPINES
Investing in theForestry SectorPotential Areas for Investment • Industrial Tree Plantation • Agroforestry • Eco-tourism • ...
Investing in theForestry SectorPotential Areas forTree Plantations          Region 10                                 Regi...
Investing in theForestry SectorPolicy Reforms Underway to EncouragePrivate Sector Participation• Identification of Clear i...
Investing in theForestry SectorAdoption of Investment Portfolio ApproachObjectives• To encourage public-private forestry i...
Investing in theForestry SectorInvestment Portfolio ApproachObjectives• To ensure forestry projects are in accordance  wit...
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State of the Philippine Environment

  1. 1. STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT- Investment Prospects Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  2. 2. ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK SECTION 16 ARTICLE II, 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION“The State shall protect and advancethe right of the people to a balancedand healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.”
  3. 3. ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK Philippine Development Plan: 2011-20161. Improved 2. Improved 3. Enhanced conservation, environmental resilience of natural protection and quality for a systems and rehabilitation of cleaner and improved adaptive natural healthier capacities of human resources environment communities to cope with environmental hazards including climate related risks
  4. 4. FORESTRY
  5. 5. Forest ManagementSituationer:• Philippine forest at 7.2 M ha or 24% of country’s land area• 8 M ha of forestlands degraded (26% of land area)
  6. 6. Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Total log ban in natural forests to conserve & protect (E.O. 23)• Created National Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force
  7. 7. Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Confiscated 10.6 M bd. ft. of logs/lumber valued at P 317 M• Filed 269 cases for illegal logging• Closed 215 wood processing plants
  8. 8. Forest ManagementGovernment Actions:• Established National Greening Program, biggest reforestation in Philippine history (E.O. 26)  Plant 1.5 B trees in 1.5 M ha in 6 years (27.8% higher than past 50 years).  For 2011, target is 50 M trees in 100,000 ha.
  9. 9. CLEAN AIR
  10. 10. Clean AirSituationer – Major urban centers are polluted• Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) in Metro Manila is 166 micrograms/normal cubic meters (μg/Ncm) in 1st half of 2010  84% beyond standard of 90 μg/Ncm (WHO)  Other polluted cities: San Fernando, Calapan, Cebu, Zamboanga, Davao
  11. 11. Clean AirSituationer – Major urban centers are polluted• 80% of pollution due to vehicular emissions• Per WB, 18M Filipinos exposed to air pollution, with health cost & loss of income of P 7.6 B/year
  12. 12. Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement & regulations  More stringent air emission standards for Compression & Spark-Ignition Engines (motorcycles & tricycles)  Agreement with Earth Day Network to make EDSA “Linis Hangin Zone.” (cellphone to catch smoke-belchers)
  13. 13. Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement of regulations  DENR, LTO, MMDA, etc. worked to reduce traffic & ensure compliance with emission testing to reduce vehicular emissions
  14. 14. Clean AirGovernment Actions:• Strengthened enforcement of regulations  Developed program with ADB to provide credit for conversion of tricycle engines to electric
  15. 15. Clean AirGovernment Actions: • As of June 2011, pollution reduced by 32% from 166 to 113 μg/Ncm. Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) Level 180 166 170 160 TSp level (ug/Ncm) 150 140 133.5 130 Actual 120 113 Standard 110 100 90 90 80 1st Sem 2010 2nd Sem 2010 1st Sem 2011
  16. 16. CLEAN WATER
  17. 17. Clean WaterSituationer – Waterways/esteros in major urban centers unfit for human activity• Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), or demand for oxygen in water, for 19 major rivers in 2010 at 27 milligrams/liter, 4x the standard at 7 mg/L
  18. 18. Clean WaterGovernment Actions: Initiated “Adopt an Estero Program” Before After Estero de Paco, Manila (ABS-CBN Foundation)
  19. 19. Clean WaterGovernment Actions: Adopt an Estero Program Before After Estero de Paco, Manila
  20. 20. Clean WaterGovernment Actions: Adopt an Estero Program Before After Estero de Paco, Manila
  21. 21. Clean WaterGovernment Actions : Adopt an Estero Program 226 Major companies have adopted waterways nationwide (Examples: Jollibee, San Miguel Foundation, Toyota, Masinloc Power Corp.)
  22. 22. Clean WaterGovernment Actions:• Reduced solid wastes  Required Philippine Plastic Industry to develop program for retrieval/collection/ recycling of plastics  Launched “Reusable Bag Campaign for Greener Environment” with major malls & supermarkets
  23. 23. Clean WaterGovernment Actions:• Reduced solid wastes  Agreement with 11 Metro Manila LGUs for solid waste management systems in subdivisions/ condominiums. Initially, 4,717 homeowners associations identified
  24. 24. GEOHAZARD
  25. 25. GeohazardSituationer:• Philippines is prone to natural disasters due to geographical location & geological attributes: landslides, flooding, earthquakes, tsunami, etc.
  26. 26. GeohazardGovernment Actions:• Completed geo-hazard mapping of all provinces/ cities/municipalities at 1:50,000 scale• Distributed 65,000 map sheets to all LGUs• More detailed mapping started for 88 landslide-prone cities/municipalities (scale of 1:10,000)• Conducted coastal geohazard assessment of 46 coastal municipalities
  27. 27. MINERAL REFORMS
  28. 28. Mineral ReformsSituationer:• Started cleansing of idle mining applications under “use it or lose it” policy. Additional 5.2 M ha have been opened for new and serious investors, resulting from cleansing/denial of 2,136 pending and idle mining applications (97% of total)• Suspended acceptance and processing of new mining applications to ensure successful implementation of the on-going cleansing of mining applications
  29. 29. Mineral ReformsGovernment Actions:• Cleansing the remaining idle mining applications under the “use it or lose it” policy.
  30. 30. GOOD GOVERNANCE
  31. 31. Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption  Policy shift to donate confiscated logs/lumber to DepEd, instead of auction o Donated 2.282 M bd. ft. of confiscated logs/lumber to DepEd, LGUs, and other government offices (additional 5.5 M bd.ft. for donation) o Produced 9,699 armchairs, 174 school desks, 171 tables, 55 cabinets & repaired 197 buildings (i.e., schools, chapel, mun. buildings & CENRO Offices), etc)
  32. 32. Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption  Rationalized and reduced DENR checkpoints from 274 to 118 or by 57%
  33. 33. Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Removed opportunities for graft and corruption  Installed 902 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras up to field offices  Eliminated face-to-face transactions
  34. 34. Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Strengthened prosecution and justice system No. of Personnel Show cause issued 118 Formally charged 31 Fined/Suspended 7 Dismissed from service 10  Filed 297 cases for illegal logging
  35. 35. Good GovernanceGovernment Actions:• Strengthened prosecution and justice system  Strengthened capacities of DENR personnel, prosecutors & judges through trainings with the Supreme Court
  36. 36. PUBLIC ASSESSMENT
  37. 37. Public Assessment• From one of the most corrupt in December, 2009, DENR is now the 4th least corrupt agency in March 2011 (Pulse Asia Survey)• Environment ranked 4th in assessment of government performance by Movement for Good Governance (August 2011)
  38. 38. Public Assessment OVERALL PERFORMANCE (Pulse Asia Survey)• Efforts of government in stopping the destruction & abuse of environment Period Approval Rating Disapproval Net Approval Rating RatingOctober 2009 +27 -39 -12March 2011 +48 -16 +32June 2011 +50 -14 +36
  39. 39. INVESTMENT PROSPECTS
  40. 40. INVESTING in theFORESTRY SECTOR in the PHILIPPINES
  41. 41. Investing in theForestry SectorPotential Areas for Investment • Industrial Tree Plantation • Agroforestry • Eco-tourism • Wood Pellet • Bio-energy
  42. 42. Investing in theForestry SectorPotential Areas forTree Plantations Region 10 Region 13 Region 9 Region 11 Region 12
  43. 43. Investing in theForestry SectorPolicy Reforms Underway to EncouragePrivate Sector Participation• Identification of Clear investment zones – Forest Land Use Planning process transparent and participatory• Simplified procedures for investing that reduce transaction costs• Stable policy environment which guarantees the right to harvest or benefit from investment - Secured land tenure - De-regulated policy especially in harvesting planted trees - Harmonized policies with LGUs, NCIP, NGAs
  44. 44. Investing in theForestry SectorAdoption of Investment Portfolio ApproachObjectives• To encourage public-private forestry investments through reduction of transaction costs by undertaking preparatory work relative to completing documentary requirements and securing necessary clearances• To develop investment portfolio package options for private investors on potential forestryenterprises (industrial treeplantations, agroforestry, ecotourism , etc.)
  45. 45. Investing in theForestry SectorInvestment Portfolio ApproachObjectives• To ensure forestry projects are in accordance with national and LGU plans (Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUP), Forest Land Use Plans (FLUP)• To allow synergy and convergence of government agencies’ programs

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