UNSDG and PSDSAP core themes were harmonized to create the 13 Palawan Sustainable Development Goals

CBD/PBSAP Objectives vis-à-vis PSDSAP Core Themes

13 Palawan Sustainable Development Agenda

Among the 10 core themes, three addresses biodiversity conservation through ensuring sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems, preventing degradation of water quality, achieving resilient and productive coastal and marine ecosystems, and preventing loss of Palawan Biodiversity. The PSDSAP uses the approach of  UNSDG and PSDSAP core themes were harmonized to create the 13 Palawan Sustainable Development Goals.


(1) Ecological Stability and Continuous formation of natural capital – Life on Land, Life Below Water, Combat Climate Change


(2) Economic wealth created and equitably distributed – Sustainable Urban and Rural Communities, Innovation, Energy and Resource Efficiency, Enterprise, and Physical Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Sustainable Tourism


(3) Social and cultural capital protected, developed, and enhanced – Indigenous Peoples, Zero Hunger, Equality and Prosperity for All, Quality Education for All, Good Health and Well-being


(4) Rights-based governance in place to facilitate sustainable development – Peace, Justice and Good Governance, Sustainable Financing and Partnerships

Palawan Sustainable Development Goals:

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, watershed and freshwater ecosystems, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

1a. Ensure the sustainable management of forests.

1b. Prevent the degradation of water quality of freshwater ecosystems.

1c. Ensure availability and management of water and sanitation for all.

Conserve and sustainably manage the coastal and marine ecosystems for sustainable development

Palawan Knowledge Platform for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

The Palawan Knowledge Platform for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (PKPBSD) is an online Platform designed as a device for sharing of biodiversity information and data regarding Palawan.

The PKP was established to facilitate,coordinate, maintain and ehance the multi-agency sharing of biological and socio-economic data and information that will support the realization of the goals of the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan (RA 7611),the relevant national and local laws and policies, and the Philippines ‘international commitments’ on data sharing. It aims to complement the management of the Environmentally Critical Areas Network in Palawan, leading towards sustained terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, biological communities and species, indigenous people, and the improvement of human well-being in Palawan.

PBR Publications

Palawan BR Data Sheet
Malta Biosphere Report
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Periodic Report to MAB

Ongoing Special Projects


  • Develops innovative tools for use by coastal managers and planners to improve ecosystem health and community welfare
  • PCSD focuses on the development of innovative app for mangrove loss component


  • Develops natural capital accounts for the Philippines, with Palawan as pilot site
  • Condition accounts
  • Supply accounts
  • Asset accounts
  • Provides scientific and evidence-based information to help government in policy-making and planning