GREEN ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK: A Biodiversity and Ecosystem-based Analysis for Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, Green Reconstruction, and Resilience Planning

The Green Assessment Framework was developed by USAID’s Philippine Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (USAID SIBOL) Project to provide pre- and post-disaster studies on ecosystems and biodiversity that can inform planning for green recovery. The framework was pilot-tested in Palawan, specifically in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat (CNCH), and Municipalities of Roxas & San Vicente – areas that were severely affected by Super Typhoon Odette last December 2021.  

This report highlights the methods employed by the Green Assessment Framework, the results of its piloting, the merits of the framework in the context of green reconstruction, and the ways forward given the ecological impacts caused by Typhoon Odette in Palawan.

Forest Foundation Philippines is part of USAID SIBOL Consortium.