Philippine Council for Sustainable Development

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Philippine Council for Sustainable Development

Logo of the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development

Established: 1989
Head: Sheila Marie M. Encabo
Budget:
Website: http://pcsd.neda.gov.ph/index.asp

Philippine Council for Sustainable Development or PCSD, created under the presidency of President Fidel V. Ramos by virtue of Executive Order No. 15, is an organization which focused on the issues regarding the need for human sustainable development.

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History

Global Context

In 1972, a United Conference on Human Environment was held in Stockholm. This is to emphasized the need for common principles to guide mankind in the preservation and enhancement of the human environment. After this event, the Brundtland Commission was created in 1983, formally known as the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), to respond to the growing concern on environment and natural resources degradation vis-à-vis economic and social development. With the growing concern on the environment and development, the historic Earth Summit of 1992 in Rio de Janeiro was held. Through this Summit, the SD (Sustainable Development) concept was further developed to produce a global blueprint for SD–the Agenda 21. This document offers the framework within which UN-member countries forged a commitment to work together to face the development challenge of our time.

Local Context

The idea of SD was reflected in the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines. The Constitution mandates the State to promote a just and dynamic social order that will ensure the prosperity and independence of the nation and free the people from poverty through policies that provide adequate social services, promote full employment, a rising standard of living, and an improved quality of life for all while protecting and advancing the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. Originally, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) initiated the process of formulating a Philippine Strategy for Sustainable Development in 1987.The PSSD’s goal is to achieve and maintain economic growth without depleting the stock of natural resources and degrading environmental quality.This was officially adopted in 1989. In September 1, 1992, President Fidel V. Ramos by virtue of Executive Order No. 15 created the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) which provide the mechanism for attaining the principles of SD and thus assure its integration in the Philippine national policies, plans and programs that will involve all sectors of the society.

Mandates

The Council is mandated to do the following: 1. To review and ensure the implementation of the commitments made by the Philippines in the light of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and its follow-up process;

2. To act as the coordinating mechanism with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and the governing Bodies or Secretaries of other multilateral conventions, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DOF);

3. To establish guidelines and mechanisms that will ensure that the SD principles are embodied in the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, are integrated in the formulation of national, regional, and local development policies, plans, and programs;

4. To formulate policies and recommend new actions to appropriate bodies on SD issues focusing on the environment dimensions of social and economic interventions in the social and economic dimensions of environmental interventions;

5. To review and monitor plans, policies, program and legislation on SD to promote efficiency and timeliness of their execution and ensure consistency and coordination among the Legislative and Executive branches of government, local government units, civil society, business, labor and other concerned entities/sectors, and existing multi-stakeholder governance mechanisms;

6. Provide policy advice to appropriate bodies on Environment and SD issues of national interest;

7. To call on any and all government agencies, resource persons as necessary in the performance of its roles and functions;

8. To catalyze the formation and institutionalization of LCSDs in close coordination with local authorities;

9. To establish a networking mechanism to link the Council with local and international organizations involved in the sustainable development;

10. To create, reorganize or abolish committees of the Council, ad-hoc or permanent, and to define their structure, functions and limitations;

11. To submit its annual work program with actionable and time bounded targets and regularly report to the President the status of implementation and achievement of specific targets thereof; and

12. To perform such acts which are necessary to carry out its mandated functions and responsibilities.

Organizational Profile

Organizational Chart

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The Secretariat

  • Head: Sheila Marie M. Encabo
  • Deputy Head: Jose Dominador C. Gomez Jr.
  • Mayo Grace C. Amit
  • Luisa L. Jolongbayan
  • Adonis P. de los Reyes
  • Gina V. Aljecera
  • Ma. Lourdes T. Sempio
  • Katherine D. Firmeza
  • Nheden Amiel D. Sarne
  • Oliver D. Abrenilla
  • Michael Joseph DJ Jaldon
  • Mary Joanne R. Matriz
  • Gay Maureen G. Alagcan
  • Andressa D. Gutierrez
  • Jean R. Centeno
  • Kathleen Anne E. Capiroso
  • Raquel B. Mendiola
  • Diane Gail J. Llanto
  • Myra Anson R. Pablo
  • Lenard Martin P. Guevarra
  • Sherwynne B. Agub
  • Sherwynne B. Agub
  • Gloria R. Quidlat
  • Nora N. Mayuga
  • Nelson B. Ibañez
  • Artemio Q. Vargas
  • Armando A. Andrade
  • Nelito N. Lorenzana

Contact Details

Address:
3/F, Agriculture Staff, NEDA sa Pasig Building,
12 Escriva Drive 1605 Ortigas Center, Pasig City PHILIPPINES

Telephone No.:
(63)(2) 633-6015 / 631-2187 / 631-3745

Telefax No.:
(63)(2) 633-6015

E-mail:
pcsd@neda.gov.ph

References

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