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UPRI Participated in the 1st Philippine Councilor’s League Conference on Climate-Disaster Resilience and Governance

On 18 November 2019, Dr. Mahar Lagmay gave a talk at the 1st Philippine Councilor’s League on Climate-Disaster Resilience and Governance at Brentwood Suites Hotel, Quezon City. The goal of the conference was to integrate science and risk-based awareness raising, development planning, policy-making and sharing practices in strengthening government and institutional efforts for Climate Change Adaptation-Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR). The conference was used as a platform for sharing expertise and practices on CCA-DRR. It promoted the implementation of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2020 and the Sendai Framework for DRR 2030 by explaining the science behind climate change and its effects as well as what can be done to address its adverse effects. Dr. Lagmay discussed about anticipatory planning for climate change adaptation-disaster risk reduction. He emphasized the need for probabilistic risk assessment and open data. Probabilistic Risk Assessment is the use of latest technologies to be able to anticipate future hazards bigger than what we have experienced, including Climate Change Impacts. Open Data is providing access to freely, editable, redistributable and workable data to the public. He discussed these two as important provisions in the Department of Disaster Resilience Bill.