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Philippine Private Sector Engagement Beyond Climate Change Awareness

  • Maria Fe Villamejor-MendozaEmail author
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Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Abstract

Climate change is a global phenomenon that affects everyone. It is a development issue (World Bank in World development report and climate change. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2010) that has to be understood in order to be addressed more collectively and comprehensively. There have been numerous studies on the role of governments in climate change mitigation and adaptation. This is because as duty bearers, governments are expected to orchestrate initiatives to address environmental, economic, social and other vulnerabilities of countries. Studies concerning the role of the private sector in climate change are however few. Thus, under the framework of collaborative governance (Ansell and Gash in J Public Adm Res Theor 18:543–571, 2008) where each sector of the society has a role to play, this paper focuses on the roles played by the private sector in addressing the risks and vulnerabilities brought about by climate change. In so doing, it hopes to contribute to the understanding of private sector engagement in climate change beyond awareness raising. Being mainly a desk review of secondary materials and existing studies on the topic at hand, it argues that the private sector in the Philippines has embraced the issue of climate change and has been doing all it can to help address this development concern. It also looks at some of the messages, e.g., the risks of climate change, support needed for climate change solutions, and some climate change issues and concerns, selected business companies have been communicating to the public to understand the content as well as the underpinning philosophy of why private sector initiates activities for climate change.

Keywords

Climate change Private sector engagement Mitigation and adaptation Beyond awareness raising 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National College of Public Administration and GovernanceUniversity of the Philippines DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines

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