• Philippines first climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction management center to rise in Albay

  • Coping with climate change using traditional knowledge

  • 2015 crucial for global climate action, framework on disaster risk reduction

  • Climate change worsening risks, increasing the cost of disasters

  • Philippine cities most exposed to disasters, study says

Philippines first climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction management center to rise in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY– The Philippines, through the province of Albay, plans to put up the first ever research and operation center intended as a one-stop-shop for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR) training institution. The county’s first ever DRR research institution will go beyond disaster risk reduction training not only for disaster responders and […]

Coping with climate change using traditional knowledge

TIWI, Albay–For Agta-Tabangnon tribe in Albay, the effective and best measures to acclimatize the extreme weather events due to climate change is to plant camote (sweet potato) and to dwell in a home called kurob for survival in times of bad weather disturbance.   Lydia Ariate, 53, mother of four children and a resident of […]

2015 crucial for global climate action, framework on disaster risk reduction

This year is pivotal for global action on climate change and strengthening of a framework to guide implementation of disaster risk management efforts worldwide. As governments move closer to a new, universal climate change agreement in Paris later this year, world leaders are also charting a new disaster risk reduction framework this week in Sendai, […]

Climate change worsening risks, increasing the cost of disasters

Globally, economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of US$250 billion to US$300 billion annually, according to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction prepared and released on March 4 by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.   Through changing temperatures, precipitation and sea levels, amongst other factors, global climate […]

Philippine cities most exposed to disasters, study says

  Philippine cities are most at risk from natural disasters pointing out with eight out of 10 world cities most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of typhoons, earthquake, floods and other natural hazards, according to the latest risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.   The report published on Wednesday analyzed the threats posed to more than […]

Community action to save Philippines’ largest marine protected area

CEBU CITY— The health and resilience of the Philippines’ biggest marine protected area, the Tañon Strait, could be well-preserved after local leaders of coastal communities in Cebu and Negros drafted a sustainability plan geared towards fishing practices and protection of marine species. At least 400 municipal and barangay leaders from 298 barangays and 42 coastal […]