The Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) covers an area of 26,125.64 hectares bordered in the West by the Lungsod Silangan Townsite Reservation and Pamitinan Protected Landscape; in the Southwest by the Integrated Social Forestry Program; on the South by Alienable and Disposable Lands; in the East by Kaliwa Forest Reserve; and in the North by the Angat Watershed Reservation. The watershed is a mountainous terrain with Marikina River as the main waterway influencing the Rizal province and flowing in the southwest direction towards Laguna Lake.
The project aims to demonstrate the eco-town framework in the UMRBPL and strengthen the capacity of local government units (LGUs) for mainstreaming green, climate resilient growth options in development planning.
The project’s major activities include the conduct of full socio-economic profiling at the UMRBPL, climate modeling and risk assessment, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, and production of GIS maps. Among its expected outputs are at least five knowledge products on topics such as stakeholder perceptions on green growth and climate resilience, GHG inventory at the LGU level, green growth road map development, ecosystems valuation, and demonstration of eco-town framework.