“Climate change will influence the distribution and endemicity of these two diseases,” said De Las Llagas, adding that “these two mosquito-borne diseases (MBD) are directly influenced by climate. Malaria and dengue are seasonal in nature; thus, there are high and low peaks in their transmission," explains UP Manila entomologist and public health professor Dr. Lilian A. De Las Llagas.
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Prof. Romano Antonio Wamil of the UP-CSWCD credited climate change for triggering an observable change in the production of knowledge within universities, leading to more multi-disciplinal research initiatives.
Climate-proofing and climate-resilient expenditure is the new order. This also entails elimination of resource leakages, such as corruption, inefficiencies, and redundancies," explains Climate Change Commissioner Naderev M. Saño, a UP Diliman alumnus.
According to Prof. Lenore dela Cruz of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), shifting to RE is a question of scale where, in the context of large-scale globalization, the belief that ‘the bigger the scale, the more efficient’ is not always the case.
Nicknamed “SanFran” by the locals, the town is a source of national pride, besting 25 nominations to win the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction in 2011.