This report is the product of a year‘s investigation into the state of environment and natural resources (ENR) in the Philippines as they relate to economic activities, with the objective of developing an action plan to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP). Core to the promotion of SCP is the idea that economic activities, which are often associated ENR-damaging byproducts, can be consistent with the promotion of environmental protection. A complementary concept is that of the circular economy (CE), a closed-loop system where economic activities are oriented towards the efficient use of resources through their re-use, re-cycling, and re-manufacturing, and the minimization of waste residuals. The agenda of the SCP action plan is fundamentally consistent with the CE: the interventions and actions contained in this report are based on principles of the life-cycle, aimed systematically altering the pathways of production and consumption, from its current linear form to a circular one which is restorative and regenerative.
Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report