top of page



  • Writer's picture Mark Moises Calayan

Baguio City is finalist in world climate change challenge

Updated: Apr 12

Baguio City, Philippines – Baguio City achieved another milestone after making it to the top three cities in the Philippines in the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC), a global competition that recognizes cities in the world for their climate change actions and initiatives.


Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), over 350 cities from 50 countries worldwide are participating in this prestigious international competition this year, of which, 15 were Philippine cities.


Of the 15 participating cities, Baguio, Makati, and Tagum were selected as the national finalists, based on the climate data they have reported in the CDP-ICLEI Track.


The data they submitted were assessed through a set of scoring criteria, which are combined into five themes covering various areas.


These are GHG emissions and risks from climate change, mitigation targets and adaptation goals, climate action plans, implementation of strategies and/or actions, and results-based monitoring.


As a selected Philippine finalist, Baguio was able to attend the OPCC Global Awarding Ceremony in the coming days.


As for the Global winners, they will be evaluated by an international jury panel against rigorous criteria which include their ambitious climate targets, bold leadership, ability to meet upcoming challenges, and a holistic climate action plan that is well-balanced towards their goals.