Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management News

Compilation of latest research news on climate change adaptation/management and disaster risk management

Call for Papers: Sustainable Built Environment 2016

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Conference (SBE16 Manila) to be held on July 13-15, 2016 in Manila. SBE16 Manila is a regional conference of the International Initiatives on Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), jointly organized by the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE), UP College of Architecture (UPCA) and UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP). This 3-day conference with the theme “Sustainable Built Design” aims to promote and facilitate the adoption of methods, policies and tools to accelerate movements towards global sustainable built environments.

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Lopez Group grants P13 million to 7 research projects on climate change mitigation

The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (The OML Center) has awarded research grants to seven projects aimed at mitigating climate change. The University of the Philippines has won three projects which were combined into one program creatively called WHATSUP, aimed at developing weather and hazard alert and tracking system for urban areas in the Philippines through the use of mobile applications.

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UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

 

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Europe’s premier geosciences union awarded its Plinius Medal to one of the Philippine's leading disaster experts on Wednesday, April 15, in Vienna, Austria.

Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay has been cited for his "outstanding interdisciplinary natural-hazard research and natural-disaster engagement in the Philippines, particularly with respect to volcanic hazards, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides and floods," the European Geosciences Union (EGU) said.

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Philippine Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction experts visit AIT

Representing the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) of the Philippines Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), six Filipino experts presented their work in the field of climate science and disaster management. The delegation from the Philippines included Dr. Gay Jane Perez, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, UP Diliman; Dr. Felino P. Lansigan, Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Banos; and Dr. Gay Defiesta, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas.

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