Our Mandate as Special Provision in the 2018 General Appropriations Act:

 The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute UP RI together with other state universities and colleges shall support the Climate Change Commission in training LGUs to formulate and complete Local Clima

The UP NOAH Center

The UP NOAH Center is a core component of the UP Resilience Institute. It was formally adopted by the University of the Philippines during the Board of Regents 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017 as a research center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction and management. An Executive Order signed by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, (EO PLDC 17-03), established the NOAH Center as a research institute in the UP System.

The core of UP NOAH’s work is producing freely accessible, accurate, reliable, and relevant scientific disaster data. It also highlights a multidisciplinary approach in assessing risk and using the lens of different scientific areas. This ensures that Filipinos are provided an integrative appraisal of the natural hazards that put them in danger.

LL.M. Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy

University of Dundee (United Kingdom)

Following the growing global urgency to mitigate and adapt to climate change, the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), has introduced a full-time Masters of Law in Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy. In 2008, the UK introduced the world’s first long-term legally binding framework to tackle climate change. Other countries are also developing and introducing climate change policy and regulations. This 12-month LLM focuses on the development and application of climate change legislation and regulation and its impact on energy reform.

Website: http://www.mastersportal.eu/studies/25341/climate-change-and-energy-law-and-policy.html

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AmCham Philippines Members Visit the UP NOAH Center for Meeting on DRR for Business Continuity

19, January 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

UP Diliman, Quezon City -- Officers, members and representatives of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, Manila Country Council (OSAC), and the...

Resilience begins at home (UP System)

11, January 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

By Fred Dabu This article was originally published by the University of the Philippines (UP ) on January 10, 2018. Mandated to advance national development and...

UP RI Mandated to Empower LGUs in 2018 General Appropriations Act

05, January 2018 / The UP Resilience Institute

The General Appropriations Act of 2018 was signed into law last December 19, 2017 and detailed the P3.767 trillion national...

Filipino Scientists Featured in the 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

14, December 2017 / The UP Resilience Institute

UP Diliman, Quezon City -- The 2nd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition award ceremony took place at Aldaba Hall of the University...

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bagtasaDr. Gerry Bagtasa is an atmospheric scientist currently teaching in the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP - IESM). He received his doctorate degree in the field of atmospheric physics / atmospheric remote sensing in Chiba University, Japan. Before that, he got his bachelor and masters degree, both major in physics, from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines.

He developed and currently runs Weather Manila which provides pin-point local weather information for any place on land or sea in the Philippines. The website became online on June of 2012 after almost a year of testing. Weather Manila aims to deliver up-to-date, accurate and detailed weather information of cities in the Philippines as a supplement to the national weather bureau's (PAGASA) weather forecast.

Dr. Gerry Bagtasa

College of Science | UP Diliman
Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology
Associate Professor