MISSION: As provided in executive Order No. 15 signed by the President of the Philippines, the Council is mandated to: 1) review and ensure the implementation of the commitments the Philippines made in the light of the UNCED conference; 2) establish guidelines and mechanisms that will expand, concretize and operationalize the sustainable development principles as embodied in the Rio Declaration, the UNCED Agenda 21, the National Conservation Strategy, and the Philippine Agenda 21, and incorporate them in the preparation of the country's Medium Term Development Plan at both the national and local levels with active participation from the non-governmental sector and people's organizations; 3) provide direction in the form of policy reforms, programs and new legislations that respond to continuing and emerging issues and chart future actions related to environment and development; 4) act as the coordinating mechanism in cooperation with Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations (UNIO) with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and actively solicit assistance and cooperation towards the realization of the UNCED commitments; 5) receive assistance from any and all government agencies in the form of personnel, facilities, and other resources essential for the performance of the duties of the Council; 6) create committees/sub-committees to aid in the performance of its duties.
a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):
Ministries and governmental agencies: 16 Non-Governmental Organizations: 8 Academic/Research Institutions: 0 Business/Productive Sector: 0 Others: 0 TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 24b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:
CHAIR: Dir. Gen. Cielito F. Habito, National Economic and Development Authority VICE-CHAIR: Secretary Angel C. Alcala, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Nelson Lavina, Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Francisco Fellizar, Jr., Department of Science and Technology Director Gil Gonzales, Department of Finance Undersecretary Carlos Fernandez, Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Manuel Bonoan, Department of Public Works and Highways Assistant Secretary Ramon Bonoan, Department of Education, Culture and Sports Director Augusto Sanchez, Department of Labor and Employment Dr. Susan Pineda, Department of Health Executive Director Ofelia Bulaong, Board of Investments Assistant Secretary Yolanda de Leon, Department of Interior and Local Government Director Rosario de la Rosa, Department of Social Welfare and Development Director Laura Pascua, Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Fernando Campos, Department of National Defense Director Criselda Bausa, Department of Energy Mr. Maximo Kalaw, Jr., Green Forum Philippines Mr. Nicanor Perlas, Center for Alternative Development Initiatives Ms. Teresita Quintos-Deles, Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute Ms. Karen Tanada, Women Action Network for Development Mr. Nick Salameda, Urban Poor Coordinating Network Mr. Oscar Castillo, Pambansang Kilusan ng Samahang Magsasaka Mr. Francisco Baltazar, Aniban ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura Mr. Charles Capricho, Bigkis-Lakas