INSPIRE | Multi-Actor Partnership Towards Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA)2024-02-28T13:59:22+08:00

Multi-Actor Partnership Towards Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA) is a three-year project that aims to champion successful local climate action and biodiversity protection cases through multi-sectoral collaboration in Eastern Visayas, specifically in these bioregions: (1) Guiuan, Eastern Samar; (2) Salcedo, Eastern Samar; and (3) Paranas, Samar.

It launched last July 28, 2023 in Tacloban City, which was attended by local government and civil society representatives committed to pursue climate action and biodiversity conservation in the region. 

MAP-ELCA is a project under Investing in Sustainability and Partnership for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems (INSPIRE), which is implemented by the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Mapping Mangroves: Utilizing UAV Technology for Local Biodiversity Conservation

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Salcedo Youth Advocates for Local Climate Action

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A Case for Mangrove Conservation and Protection in Eastern Visayas

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A decade after Haiyan: What’s next for ICSC in Eastern Visayas?

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Eastern Visayas local gov’ts, civil society lead in climate action, biodiversity conservation

Paranas, along with Guiuan and Salcedo in Eastern Samar, are the bioregions of the Multi-Actor Partnership on Enhanced Local Climate Action (MAP-ELCA) project of the Manila-based think tank Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), which was launched in Tacloban City today. 

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