Newly cleared forest land and cow in Palawan Philippines


At a Glance

The Philippines is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and extreme rainfall. This is due to its high exposure to natural hazards (cyclones, landslides, floods, droughts), dependence on climate-sensitive natural resources, and vast coastlines where all of its major cities and the majority of the population reside. A rich yet increasingly depleted natural and marine resources base supports livelihoods through fisheries, agriculture, forestry, energy, mining, and tourism and provides critical ecosystem services such as shoreline protection, flood control, soil stability, and habitats for biodiversity. In the Philippines more than half of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector, followed by agriculture, industrial processes, waste, and land-use change and forestry.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information

    Climate Projections

    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

    Sea Level Rise

    Wetter Wet Season, Drier Dry Season

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas


    Coastal Ecosystems



    Human Health


    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $14.7 Million


    $5.5 Million

    Clean Energy

    $4 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $5.2 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    109.2 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Small Island Developing State


    Climate Change Information

    Philippines Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia program, the Hong-Kong based verifier, Carbon Care Asia, confirmed that Lionheart Farms has processes and controls in place to issue a green bond.
    On World Water Day, March 22, 2021, USAID announced its second annual Water Warrior Awards, which recognizes the value of its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) leads who work on the front lines with local partners and communities.
    In the Philippines, women are leading the way in reducing plastic waste pollution by creating circular economies where waste is used and reused as a resource. This also offsets climate change-fueling emissions.