MANILA – The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are holding a workshop to strengthen national projects that concern natural disasters and climate change.

The PPP Center said the workshop, which started on April 2 and will last until the 12th, is the third field mission of the AFD in connection with its technical assistance program.

The workshop focuses on the use of the Climate Change and Disaster Risk (CCDR) screening tool and the CCDR adaptation and mitigation affordability tool.

The CCDR screening tool captures the need for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster risk reduction considerations in PPP projects across stages of the project life cycle.

Meanwhile, the CCDR adaptation and mitigation affordability tool assists in climate change mitigation efforts by reducing and preventing greenhouse gases and other substance emissions.

This is done through the review of applicable adaptation and mitigation measures and climate finance mechanisms for specific projects.

The two-year technical assistance program aims to strengthen the PPP Center’s capacity to assist local and national agencies in preparing, structuring, and evaluating PPP projects that integrate disaster-resilient and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

It started in October 2022. Its first and second AFD mission in the country was held on Nov. 17 to 25, 2022, and March 27 to April 4, 2023. (PNA)