Mobilising climate finance from the 4Ps – Public, private, and philanthropic partnerships

September 14, 2023

Hybrid | Conrad Manila


The Philippines is in a race against time to mitigate the effects of climate change on its people and economy.

This year, President Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr.’s Agenda for Prosperity announced the country’s ambition to become a “moderately prosperous” economy by 2040. However, climate-related events – including typhoons that pummel the country each year, as well as floods, landslides, and droughts – continue to thwart efforts to reach this goal.

The World Bank estimates that the economic impact from climate change in the nation could affect up to 7.6 per cent of GDP by 2030. Capital-intensive sectors such as infrastructure will likely suffer the most. This is followed by the agriculture sector, which makes up a quarter of the country's workforce, and supports some of the Philippines' poorest households. Without urgent action, the economic and human costs to the country due to climate change will be profound.  

President Marcos’s climate budget worth P464.5 billion is a step in the right direction, but only makes up less than a tenth of the total national budget and may fail to cover increasing climate-induced losses. With climate-related hazards incurring over P500 billion in damages over the past decade, financing future disasters will likely exceed this climate budget.

How can the Philippines unlock more funding to weather future storms? What role do the 4Ps  – private, public, and philanthropic partnerships – play in mobilising much-needed funding for climate action? What frameworks are needed to make transition finance an effective tool for hard-to-abate sectors?  

Unlocking Capital for Sustainability Philippines 2023 will convene leaders and decision-makers across the government, financial institutions and civic society to explore the latest developments and pathways forward to enable an equitable transition.

Note: A recording of the session will be made available to participants who register for virtual access to the event.







Welcome remarks


Opening keynote - The Maharlika Investment Fund and key updates on sustainable finance in the Philippines


Insight speaker - In good company: How Norway is financing climate action


Plenary #1 - Mobilising climate finance for the Philippines - the role of the 4Ps


Plenary #2 - Effective transition finance: Managing risks, creating opportunities, and widening impact


Fireside chat - Does mining have a role in financing an equitable transition?


Closing plenary - Financing nature-based solutions


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