President Benigno Aquino is not yet committed to attend.
Does your country have a Rio+20 preparatory committee?
The Philippines has a Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), which is leading the preparatory activities of the country for Rio+20. Members of the PCSD come from the national government, private and labor sectors, and civil society organizations.
Has your country completed a sustainable development review?
The Philippines created the Philippine Agenda 21, which is essentially a Phillipine version of Agenda 21 that focuses on forestry, biodiversity, minerals and mines, lowland agriculture, coastal and marine, urban and freshwater ecosystems.
Is your country planning on announcing new initiatives at Rio?
The Philippines does not plan on making any announcements, but will continue to enforce a broader implementation and support of an already-in-place Philippines version of Agenda 21.
What is your vision for success at Rio+20?
The Philppines would like to see concrete plans towards the efforts of poverty eradication as well as an action oriented document with short term goals that would easily find its way down to the community.
What other major activities are happening in your country at the subnational, corporate, and civil society levels for Rio+20?
The Philippines just concluded a series of consultations in April during their Second National Forum: Validation of the Philippines’ Rio+20 Report. The next step before the Conference is the finalization of the Philippines’ Rio+20 report, publication and launching of our PCSD website providing a snapshot of all our Rio+20 preparatory activities.
Survey performed by a student from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Responses provided by a country delegate. For more information, visit the official Philippines page.