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The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) has committed to help cities and municipalities to adapt to climate change.

“We’ll provide technical assistance to LGUs (local government units) that haven’t yet integrated or mainstreamed climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) into their comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs),” HLURB Policy Development Group officer Julia Collado said.

Integrating CCA and disaster risk reduction (DRR) into CLUPs is essential in enabling LGUs to build resilience, she said.

She said HLURB’s review of CLUPs will show which of these plans haven't yet integrated CCA and DRRM.

The technical assistance from HLURB will help LGUs concerned address such deficiency.

HLURB already issued Memorandum Circular 02, series of 2019, reiterating parameters for reviewing CCA and DRRM in CLUPs, she noted.

“The review aims to ensure CCA and DRRM are included in CLUPs,” she said.

CLUP is a planning document which an LGU must prepare for its area of jurisdiction to rationalize allocation and use of land resources there in accordance with projected economic and social activities.

Executive Order 72, series of 1993, ordered cities and municipalities nationwide to either formulate or update respective CLUPs in conformity with HLURB guidelines as well as land use planning and zoning standards.

“CLUP is an effective disaster risk reduction instrument,” HLURB said in Memorandum Circular 02, noting the land use planning process “seeks to rationalize the allocation of land uses to reduce exposure of people, assets and economic activities and also address vulnerabilities by providing safer places to live, sustain livelihood and ensure optimum productivity of natural resources.”

The memorandum cited four key elements which CLUPs and even zoning ordinances must have to integrate CCA and DRRM. These are profiling hazards in an LGU’s area of jurisdiction, identifying decision and/or priority areas needing intervention based on respective risks, identifying climate adaptation/risk mitigation measures as well as setting land use policies and zoning regulations that’ll lessen and manage risks and vulnerabilities in existing land uses and proposed developments.

Among the most recurring hazards face by these LGUs are floods, landslides, storm surges, tsunami events, and severe wind.


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