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Results Framework 2023-2027
Forests connect us to each other and our environment, and consequently, what we do affects the forests, and what happens to the forests affects us. By deepening our connection to the forests and nurturing this interdependent relationship, we can ensure a better future for both us and the forests.
With the Results Framework 2023-2027, Forest Foundation Philippines enables collaborative partnerships to take root today to create a greater impact tomorrow — for the forests and everything connected to it.
The Foundation is guided by the sustainable landscape approach that aims to protect and sustainably manage the forests for water, land productivity, and biodiversity — with the overarching goal of sustaining ecosystem services and forest-related climate action. The focus is on the four focal landscapes: the Sierra Madre, Palawan, Samar and Leyte, and Mindanao.
Through this updated program plan, the Foundation remains committed to reinforcing the relationship between people and forests, and making this relationship sustainable for future generations.
Why It Matters
The Philippines continues to suffer from diminishing forest cover largely due to natural and anthropogenic causes. Large scale logging and forest conversion continue — along with farming, grazing of livestock, and mining — to meet the increasing demands of a growing population.
6.8 million hectares of forestlands¹
remain in the Philippines as of 2010
(versus 17 million hectares in 1934)
$8.45 billion in annual damages²
due to climate-related disasters
(storm surges, floods, landslides)
The stakes are high when it comes to forests. And while efforts to protect, sustainably manage, and conserve the country’s forest ecosystems are underway, more must be done.
Our Sustainable Landscape Approach:
Enhancing Ecosystem Services and Fostering Forest-based Climate Action
Building on the Foundation’s grantmaking experience, the Results Framework 2023-2027 follows the sustainable landscape approach, emphasizing the collective and transformative actions, which public, private, and civil society stakeholders can emulate to protect and conserve Philippine forests, while addressing the climate crisis.
The Foundation works with grantees and partners to protect and sustainably manage the forests for water, land, and biodiversity, while also fostering forest-related climate action. It builds on the following:
A deeper understanding of how holistic forest management decisions affect adjacent ecosystems (agricultural, urban, freshwater, and marine) across the focal landscapes.
Grants and technical assistance support projects that help restore forests to ensure steady water supply, productive food systems, and thriving biodiversity.
Advancing forest-related climate action towards increasing resiliency, mitigation, and adaptation capacities.
Sustainable forest management and protection are integral to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Foundation supports projects that sustainably manages forests to reduce climate change impacts, as well as forest-related initiatives that strengthens climate change mitigation measures.
Establishing a transdisciplinary perspective to ensure that the goals of the Results Framework are shared.
By integrating ecological and social factors, stakeholders can address the root causes of deforestation and come up with holistic and sustainable solutions. The Foundation supports collaboration among multiple disciplines to achieve conservation outcomes.
Four Target Outcomes of the Results Framework
Enhanced forested landscapes that provide multiple ecosystem goods and services
The Foundation supports projects that restore, protect, and conserve forests and adjacent ecosystems, while also sustainably managing them to meet the needs of the present and future generations. Projects are guided by a data-driven approach that puts sustainable forest management and nature-based solutions at the forefront of the strategy.
Improved multi-stakeholder engagement through sustainable livelihoods and incentives
The Foundation empowers local communities to sustainably manage forests and directly benefit from their efforts. This, in turn, leads to healthy forest ecosystems, better livelihood options for communities, and long-term maintenance and productive use of forest lands.
Strengthened cross-sectoral partnerships for sustainable forest management
Building strong, collaborative partnerships is key to improving the management and governance aspects of forest conservation. The Foundation brings together the government, private sector, communities, organizations, and individuals to turn sustainable forest management goals into action.
Enhanced knowledge management and strategic communications
The Foundation supports efforts that empower people and organizations to become advocates for forest protection and conservation. To solve context-specific problems, the Foundation ensures that diverse members of society collaborate to produce and share knowledge, and tap into their passions and expertise as advocates of the forest.
Let's Work Together
Forest Foundation Philippines works to bring everyone — public, private, and civil society stakeholders — on board to carry the ambition of forest conservation, restoration, and protection into action.
Let us work together to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage Philippine forests and biodiversity. Visit our Grant Application Process page for more information, or go straight to our grant portal to start your application. If you need help with proposal development, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 DENR. (2016). Philippine Master Plan for Climate Resilient Forestry Development.
2 The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. and Climate Change Commission. (2017). 2017 Philippine Climate Change Assessment: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation.