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 a product of the Center’s translation project entitled “Enhancing the CCET System with Climate Information” or eCCET, which began in 2017 and aims 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.
In consultation with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Budget Management (DBM), the eCCET Helper features scientific information on climate change and its impacts in the Philippines, and organizes it according to the Strategic Priorities outlined in the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP).
- 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
Who can use the tool
The eCCET Helper was primarily designed for public planners or planning officers at the national and local levels. Other personnel involved in climate action planning such as ENR officers, DRRM officers, and the like, will also find the tool useful.
Evaluators may also find the tool useful for assessment and validation purposes, as well as for technical data analysis for future improvement of plans and investments.
Watch: Adaptation Futures 2020: Adaptation Decision-Support Tools and Platforms webinar – OML Center Associate Director Perpilili Vivienne Tiongson shares how the eCCET Helper aims to bridge the gap between knowledge production and use