PAMPANGA – In line with the National Government's thrust of combating Climate Change and its effects, the DILG R3 conducted a re-tooling on Climate Change Expenditure Tagging (CCET) cum Orientation in its monitoring system for the DILG CCET Regional and Provincial Focal Persons and Communication officers on September 9, 2016.

Anchored on the Climate Change Act (CCA) of 2009 and the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), the CCET supports mainstreaming of climate change adaptation and mitigation into the planning process of local government units (LGUs) and provides the starting point from which to measure progress in the implementation of climate change initiatives.

During the activity, MED Chief Lerrie S. Hernandez discussed about CCET and its analysis tool. She briefly explained how to tag Programs/Activities/Projects (P/A/Ps) and how to fill up the forms required in compliance to CCET.

As the primary agency exercising supervision over LGUs, DILG's role is to provide capacity-building programs to institutionalize CCET and to monitor the compliance of LGUs by ensuring the submission of their Annual Investment Plan (AIP) with proper tagging using the prescribed typology codes.

In August 2014, DBM, CCC, and DILG issued JMC 2014-01 encouraging local government units to track their climate change expenditures in their respective AIPs.