The Philippines is an archipelagic state which comprises around 7,100 islands. With a population of more than 110.19 million in 2021 as its GDP amounted to USD 393.61 billion . The Philippines ranks as the 13th most populous nation in the world. Quezon City is the largest city in terms of population, but Manila City is the capital. The Philippines is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire and has a high potential for geothermal energy. The Philippines is considered an emerging industrialized nation; its economy has shifted from agriculture to services and the industrial sector. In 2021, The Philippines is a republic nation that consists of 81 provinces and 145 cities.
 ASEAN Secretariat. ASEAN Statistical Highlight 2022
The Philippines is the 2nd most populated country in ASEAN after Indonesia, contributing 16.6% of the total ASEAN population. The population has been increasing constantly in a decade from 105 million in 2017 to around 110.19 million in 2021. However, the annual population growth has decreased from 1.6% in 2017 to 1.4 % in 2021. In terms of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita, the Philippines experienced growth from 2017 to 2021 from 2,992 USD to 3,552.5 USD respectively.
 Population Growth (annual %) – Philippines, The World Bank (2021)
 GDP per Capita (in USD) – Philippines, The World Bank (2021)
Source: UNFCCC INDC Registry – Philippines
The Philippines commits to a projected GHG emissions reduction and avoidance of 75%, of which 2.71% is unconditional and 72.29% is conditional
- period: 2020 to 2030
- sectors: agriculture, wastes, industry, transport, and energy
- projected BAU emission: 3,340.3 MtCO2e
- GHGs covered: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)
INDC: The Philippines intends to undertake GHG (CO2e) emissions reduction of about 70% by 2030 relative to its BAU scenario of 2000-2030.
- Sectors: energy, transport, waste, forestry, and industry.
Reduce GHG Emissions by 2030 (unconditional)
Reduce GHG Emissions by 2030 (conditional)