eCCET Helper

Submitted by Robin Hocquet | published 7th Dec 2020 | last updated 25th Apr 2021
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The Oscar M. Lopez Center is a non-profit organization born out of a private sector initiative to enhance support for research and innovative solutions towards climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

Overview

The eCCET Helper is a decision support tool for planners who would like to be more climate-informed and evidence-based in their planning process. It puts risk information at the forefront of planning, and guides the planner through the Climate Change Expenditure Tagging (CCET) system of the government as a planning framework and strategy. It is the product of a translation project of the Oscar M. Lopez Center entitled “Enhancing the CCET System with Climate Information” or eCCET.

The project began in 2017 as the Center’s initiative to translate the key messages of the Philippine Climate Change Assessment (PhilCCA) Reports towards strengthening the climate planning and budgeting process by enabling public planners and decision makers to create risk-based, climate-informed plans for climate action and sustainable development.

Launch date: The eCCET Helper is still in pilot phase.

Update status: Under development.

Main Features:

  • Positions the tagging system as a framework and strategy to climate adaptation planning
  • Provides science-based information on climate risks and impacts organised according to the National Climate Change Action Plan's Strategic Priorities, and guides user on this undertaking
  • Facilitates the tagging process by providing users with a prioritised shortlist of CCET typologies for more strategic tagging
  • Renders an iterative design to the planning process to allow users to review and assess plans at various stages for climate responsiveness

Funding: The eCCET planning tool is supported through internal funding.

Team: Experts (1), Researchers (1), Management/Coordination (3), Developers.

Main functions:

  • Raising awareness on the need for climate change adaptation 
  • Providing quantitative data for adaptation decision-making 
  • Providing decision-support tools for adaptation decision-making 
  • Sharing scientific literature and research on climate risks and impacts

Intended audiences:

  • National-level decision makers and evaluators / national government
  • City and regional-level planners and decision-makers / local government

Focus sectors of the platform:

  • Food security
  • Water sufficiency
  • Ecosystem and environment stability
  • Human security
  • Climate-smart industries services
  • Sustainable energy
  • Knowledge and capacity development

For more information, send an email to [email protected].