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Philippine Council for Sustainable Development

PCSD AGENDA Forecast 2012
Indicative List

Proposed Agenda Description Proposed Timelines
PHL preparations for and participation in Rio +20 Conference Feedback/updates from the Intersessionals/ Informals/Prep Com meetings for the Rio+20 Conference.
Update on draft PHL report on GE and IFSD.
Presentation of the final PHL Rio+20 Report.
2nd Quarter Meeting
April/May (Special Meeting)
Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP 10) Result/outcome of the Philippines’ participation to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP 10), Cartagena, Colombia, 17 – 21 October 2011. 2nd Quarter Meeting
17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) Result/outcome of the Philippines’ participation to the 17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) held at Durban, South Africa, 28 November – 09 December 2011. 2nd Quarter Meeting
PDP 2011-2016 Updating PCSD inputs to the annual update to ensure that progress are being met and will contribute to the achievement of sector objectives and overall goals. 2nd Quarter Meeting
“The Future We Want” Philippine Response to the Rio+20 Outcome Document or Commitments (Action Planning) 3rd Quarter Meeting
EO on Reconstituting the PCSD The draft EO aims to further strengthen the PCSD by expanding its membership and make the structure more responsive to emerging issues on sustainable development. The PCSD agreed to await for the emerging recommendations of IFSD from the national and regional consultations and incorporate it to the finalization of the EO. 3rd Quarter Meeting
Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Project A 5-year WB global partnership program wherein Philippines is one of the 6 pilot countries. The project aims to promote sustainable development through “green accounting” and its integration with more conventional development planning analysis. 3rd Quarter Meeting
SD Indicator and M&E System SD Monitor Development of M&E System, reporting mechanism and documentation on SD implementation in the Philippines (national to local level and all stakeholders) 3rd Quarter Meeting
Regular PHL Report on SD.
Regular PHL Report on SD.
Executive Order Institutionalizing and Implementing reforms in the Mining Sector The proposed EO is an initiative by the Mining Sector Group (MSG), which aims to assess the status of the mining sector and provide clear direction and harmonize conflicting laws and policies.
Proposed provisions of the EO still need further review and incorporate other considerations to form part of the assessment.
LARA Bill 2nd Quarter Meeting
National Integrated Coastal Management Program Pursuant to the provision of EO 533 s.2006, the DENR will lead the formulation of the National ICM Program. Preparation is on-going and a presentation to the PCSD can be requested.
House Bills on Environmental Impact Assessment HB No.8. An Act to Establish the Philippine Environmental Assessment System, and for other Purposes (Philippine Environmental Assessment Act of 2010). The bill seeks to achieve a balance among environmental protection, human health and socio-economic developments and improves on the existing system by establishing the Environmental Assessment System (EAS) which shall cover Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).
HB 3836. An Act to Enhance the Philippine EIA System, to Strengthen Public Participation therein, and for Related Purposes (EIA Act of 2010). The bill aims to strengthen the Philippine environmental assessment law, consolidate the laws and put the system into a singular legislative framework with Congressional fiat. It will provide penalties and remedies for violations and non-compliance and strengthen public participation and social acceptability requirements.
CSRMG Concerns/Issues ((indicative
*Mainstreaming SD/GE
- Further localizing SD
- Reorganizing the RCSDs
*(contributory to EO on PCSD)
Policy discussions on how to mainstream SD through various PAPs and strengthening various SD focal points (e.g. NROs, RCDCs, etc) to effectively localize SD implementation and monitoring. 3rd Quarter Meeting

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