A Measure for Resilience: 2012 Report on the Ecological Footprint of the Philippines
“A Measure for Resilience: 2012 Report on the Ecological Footprint of the Philippines” shows the methodology developed by the Global Footprint Network to address and mainstream issues relating to sustainable environment and biodiversity within the policies related to climate change in the Philippines. The creation of a roadmap which shall be the basis for the national response to climate change is the grand agenda of the Philippines in confronting the impacts of climate change. With this goal in mind, the Climate Change Commission, through the National Strategic Framework on Climate Change pushes for a resilient Philippines through the formulation of the National Climate Change Action plan, the top priorities of which are the following: food security, water sufficiency, ecosystem and environmental stability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy and Knowledge and Capacity Development. This report will provide readers with an overview of the Ecological Footprint of the Philippines in relation to different land types (croplands, forest land, grazing land, fishing grounds), its carbon footprint, a matrix of land use consumption and its analysis and the future scenarios that the country might face in the future if the current ecological footprint is not acted upon.