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This case study has been co-developed by the PPCA, The Global Climate and Health Alliance, and Health Care Without Harm. It covers the current coal landscape in the Philippines, the steps the country is taking to mitigate the negative impacts of coal generation and the potential this holds for improving the health of the population.

Despite its current and historical reliance on coal power, the Philippines is working on reducing emissions from coal-fired power as part of its energy transition. The country has already implemented a moratorium on new coal since 2020 and is taking steps to leverage its clean energy potential to deliver affordable electricity and economic development opportunities.

Read below about the prospects of renewable energy in the Philippines and local awareness raising initiatives on the health impacts of coal.

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