Name: Environment and Water

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Content: <p>As one of the rapidly growing economies in Asia, the Philippines faces various environmental challenges. The country’s significant natural resources are seriously degraded due to poor management. Water and air pollution levels continue to worsen. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising due to activities from the transport and power sectors. The country is also considered as one of the world’s most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.</p> <p>For the Philippines to pursue a path of sustainable development, the country must become more environmentally resilient as natural resources play an important role in the Philippines’ economy. While agriculture, fisheries and forestry represented 9,49% of GDP in 2015, workers in the agriculture sector comprised the second largest group making up 28% of the total number of employed Filipinos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.epbn.ph/publications/download?file_name=EPBN_Business_Primer_Teaser_-_Environment_and_Water.pdf&amp;id=10">Click here to download A Brief Overview of the Philippine Environment & Water Industry »</a></p>

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