ESTABLISHED: 1 September 1992

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

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 
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