A carbon footprint is the annual carbon emissions released by an entity. It is effectively the entity’s impact on the environment. Footprint reduction then deals with mitigating carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases at the source, where activities can range from preferring a bike ride over the use of a car to the development of wind farms to power Filipino homes rather than fossil-fuelled power. The Philippines’ global footprint is minimal compared to other more developed countries, where 55% of emissions originate from the energy sector, 29% from agriculture, 9% from waste and 7% from industry. Regardless, being a vulnerable country wrought with unsustainable practices in production and consumption, it is imperative that the nation begins cleaning its act in the midst of the worsening impacts of climate change.
Building on WWF’s strengths in stakeholder engagement, the Climate Change and Energy Programme gathers national and international public and private institutions towards concerted efforts that tackle climate change through varied projects. Focusing on the areas of renewable energy development, energy efficiency and conservation plus sustainable consumption and production - our initiatives range from on-the-ground activities that boost capacity and information-sharing to policy-formulation that pave the way for true national development.