Inter-Local Cooperation to Address Transboundary Urban Environmental Issues

Philippines Policy Brief No. 03

Transportation and air quality improvement are priorities for Pasig City, which has been aggressively advocating for low carbon options. Despite the success of these initiatives, opportunities for scaling up are restricted within the city boundaries. An alternative form of inter-local cooperation was drawn during the City-Business Ideation Workshop (CiBiX), which showed the potential benefits of inter-city collaboration on sustainable transport policies and ordinances.

An alliance with and among its neighboring local governments in Metro Manila can deliver a more lasting impact, only if legal, financial and institutional aspects are incorporated properly.