CRS Philippines 2023

Tagbilaran City inks partnership with CRS Philippines for climate change governance

City Mayor Jane Yap and Vice-Mayor Adam Relson Jala led the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the CRS Philippines. Funded by Caritas Australia, the project dubbed as Climate Action Partnerships in Asian Cities Project (CAPACities) is a five-year initiative that will support the local government of Tagbilaran City in strengthening its climate change governance and adaptive capacity.

The CAPACities project is also implemented in Kupang, in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The project targets to improve coordination and strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships on climate change action. It also intends to implement effective, inclusive, and accountable city-level CCA policy formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Lastly, it seeks to encourage citizen engagement in alleviating the impacts of climate change in the coastal communities of Tagbilaran.