Pure Earth Philippines


LARAH ORTEGA IBAÑEZ Country Director Pure Earth Philippines


3rd Floor Vega Center, Lopez Avenue, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines

Email: larah@pureearth.org

Country Summary

In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the Southeast Asia region. However, there are also environmental concerns besetting the country as it pursues further economic development. Despite these challenges, the Philippine Development Plan highlights that “individuals and communities will be made more resilient by reducing their exposure to risks, mitigating the impact of risks, and accelerating recovery when the risk materializes.” Pure Earth’s work in the Philippines is very much aligned with this. Since 2008, it has been doing pollution identification and abatement work through assessments of contaminated sites, exposure mitigation; multi-stakeholder coordination, education, capacitation and mobilization; industrial process reviews, and technical advice on environmentally sound management (ESM) and pollution control best practices and technologies. To date, over 150 toxic sites have been identified and assessed as part of Pure Earth’s TSIP initiative. In addition to these assessments, Pure Earth has worked on-the-ground in priority areas, such as areas where Used Lead Acid Battery recycling is prevalent, developing plans and implementing cleanup projects.

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- Philippines Summary

Pollution is responsible for 16.4% of deaths in the Philippines. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in the Philippines by reading the Philippines Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.

Country and Project Reports

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Blog Posts

Read more about our work in the Philippines in The Pollution Blog: