Electric Public Transport in Puerto Princesa City: Enabling Factors for Institutionalizing Low-Carbon Transport

Denise Margaret S. Matias (Germanwatch e.V., Germany)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 311
EISBN13: 9781466641280|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2842-7.ch011
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This chapter examines the factors that enabled a low carbon initiative from a non-government organization (NGO) to be institutionalized by a local government in the Philippines. In 1991, the Local Government Code was passed and this devolved responsibilities to local governments. While the national government supports local administrations in terms of policies, it is the latter, which carries out political action on the ground. Puerto Princesa City’s cooperation with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) implemented a closed-loop electric public transportation. This effort demonstrates the local government’s willingness to cooperate with sectors other than the national government, as long as this endeavor is in sync with the local government’s priorities.
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