Executive Order No. 785
MANDATING THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO DEVELOP THE NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE FRAMEWORK, DIRECTING THE TASK GROUP ON INFORMATION TO DEVELOP AND COORDINATE A NATIONAL INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM, AND DIRECTING THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO REVIEW GOVERNMENT CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS AND OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROJECTS
WHEREAS, Executive Order (EO) No. 774 reorganized the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change;
WHEREAS, EO 774, Section 19 provides that the Presidential Adviser on Climate Change shall oversee the execution and implementation of said EO;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA M. ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Powers and Functions. – The Presidential Task Force on Climate Change (PTFCC) shall:
(a) Formulate and develop a national climate change framework that will integrate, coordinate and institutionalize government initiatives to achieve synergy in the implementation of climate change programs and projects;
(b) Coordinate and review government and official development assistance programs and projects;
(c) Monitor the implementation of climate change projects as identified in Executive Order No. 774 and hereunder;
(d) Perform other functions that may be assigned by the President.
SEC. 2. Task Group on Information. – The Task Group on Information shall develop and coordinate a national Information, Education and Communication Program on climate change.
SEC. 3. Presidential Adviser on Climate Change (PACC). – The PACC shall coordinate and review government projects on adaptation and mitigation as identified in EO 774 and herein, as well as official development assistance projects on adaptation and mitigation.
SEC. 4. Repealing Clause. – All orders, rules and regulations and issuances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with his Order are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.
SEC. 5. Effectivity. – This Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila this 26th day of February in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Nine.
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