II. MECHANISMS FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS INTO OVERALL ECONOMIC POLICIES
B. Examples of conflict resolution
1. Development of Tagaytay City
Tagaytay City, which is by the famous Taal Lake, is considered to be a premier tourism destination. It is also home to a modest population which forms a vibrant residential community. Conflict arose between tourism development for revenue generation and the development of livelihood for the local population, which was competing with the protection of the pristine environment and unique geological features of the region. The development of Tagaytay and its rapid urbanization, if left uncontrolled, would have spelled disaster for the environment. The solution has been the creation of a multi-stakeholding body, the Presidential Commission on the Development of Tagaytay, in which representatives of the competing interest groups have the opportunity to voice their needs and concerns. The principle is that all interests are considered legitimate, and providing a forum for negotiation and consensus building is expected to result in the mutual satisfaction of needs and interests.