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Green City Action Plan: General Santos City

Date Published
November 28, 2022

A port city, General Santos sits at the southernmost portion of Mindanao in the Philippines. Like many cities in the world, General Santos faces challenges from rapid urbanization and climate change. 

The Green City Action Plan (GCAP) for General Santos City serves as a guide for addressing these urban challenges and for ensuring the city is clean, green, and livable for its residents. This integrated package of priority green investment projects is designed to contribute to improving energy efficiency, reducing reliance on nonrenewable energy sources, improving climate change resilience and resource efficiency, and to put in place sustainable and low-carbon transportation systems, waste reduction and management, water cycle management. It is envisioned to enhance the city's livability through integrated and inclusive planning and implementation. 

The GCAP program was developed under BIMP-EAGA’s Green Cities Initiative, which seeks to enhance a city management’s capacity for integrated planning and management of urban infrastructure.


  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Approach and Methodologies
  • Profile of General Santos City
  • Green City Policy Environment
  • Green City Action Plan
  • The Way Forward