The University of the Philippines (UP) has launched a website that will serve as an online knowledge hub featuring resources on disaster risk reduction and management as well as topics on climate change adaptation.
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management News
Compilation of latest research news on climate change adaptation/management and disaster risk management
Using frontier science and cutting edge-technology, Project NOAH scientists and practitioners based in UP Diliman have prepared multi-hazard maps of the future for early warning, incorporating possible scenarios predicted as a consequence of climate change.
The three-day festival will comprise a number of activities. One will be an exhibit of cutting-edge research and innovations developed within the six clusters of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program: (1) agri/aquaculture, food and nutrition, (2) health and wellness, (3) disaster risk management and climate change, (4) energy, environment and ecotourism, (5) technology, new materials and other products, and (6) progressive teaching and learning, which will be shared for the first time with state universities and colleges, government agencies, industry partners and the media.
The country needs leaders who are sensitive to the need for better urban growth management and sustainable practices in the face of climate change, UP experts said at the Sayran, Barugan! public forum co-hosted by University of the Philippines Cebu and TV 5 as a prelude to the Visayas leg of the 2016 presidential debates.
The government needs to “provide immediate and adequate food and livelihood assistance” to farmers suffering from the months-long drought in Mindanao, many of whom have been going hungry since January, OXFAM said at a forum it co-organized with the UP Center for Local and Regional Governance.
“While the impacts of El Niño on farmers have been highlighted in the media, the plight of fisherfolk is less known. But this is also affecting fishermen and women, many of whom are still in the process of recovering from the total loss of livelihood after typhoon Haiyan," said Losanto 'Jun' Castillo, President of the Tacloban Fisherfolk Urban Association, at a forum organized by Oxfam and the University of the Philippines’ Center for Local and Regional Governance (UP CLRG).