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BE! Coherent

Pilot Country: Philippines

The Government of the Philippines, specifically the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), will be supported in their efforts to harmonize risk-assessment approaches and planning guidelines of different ministries that have to be used by the local government units. So far, the already resource weak municipalities and local government units are expected to coordinate all the different requirements concerning urban– and spatial planning, economic development, civil protection and climate change and the underlying requirements stated in the global agendas: the results are a lack of orientation and work overload.

On the basis of a clear prioritization of measures, improved planning will be translated into local project proposals that take both climate and disaster risks into consideration (e.g. in public building codes) and can be financed through budgets that are not solely focusing on one of the topics.

At the crossroad of sustainable development /Agenda 2030 and DRM / Sendai, the Department of Tourism (DoT) in the Philippines will be supported in aligning standards for resilient hotel services and infrastructure with the existing national accommodation standard.

Pilot Country: Mexico

In cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the project aims to systematically incorporate DRM– and climate adaptation measures into their processes of structuring, preparing and assessing public investment projects. In this, GIDRM supports the development of methodologies and processes for a) prioritizing the projects that require an in-depth disaster risk analysis, and for b) integrating risk mitigation and climate change adaptation measures into the prioritized projects. These activities, while spearheaded by the Finance Ministry, are implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry for Communication and Transport as the pilot sector as well as the National Disaster Prevention Centre in order to make use of existing resources, processes and capacities, and thus foster coherence. Additionally, with the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, the GIDRM is working to integrate the requirements of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction into the national sustainability strategy and its implementation.