Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management News

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

Solar energy to help power 3 UPD buildings

In support of the GreenUP initiative, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will be installed in the rooftops of the three buildings in UP Diliman (UPD). GreenUP is also part of PNOC-RC’s “Solar Rooftop Program in Government Agencies” that aims to promote the use of renewable energy resources and mitigate climate change, in accordance with Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.

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Climate change on the hot seat

"But what is at stake on Sunday is more than just the vision and capacity of our prospective leaders in handling a super storm or any other major disaster for that matter.... The more dangerous aspect of climate change is in how it triggers slow-onset disasters, the “invisible” and “neglected” kind that usually takes its toll on the countryside." says Dr. Kristoffer Berse, Assistant Professor at the  National College of Public Administration and Governance in UP Diliman.

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ENS 299 Class Holds Seminar on DRRM and the Changing Environment

ENS 299, or the Graduate Seminar Class held a seminar entitled "Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and the Changing Environment" at the Rola Multipurpose Room, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), UPLB Last 28 October 2015. The seminar is a culminating activity of the class handled by Dr. Mark Dondi M. Arboleda, Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

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Chancellor Sanchez addresses ASEAN climate change experts

“Let us take full advantage of this occasion in providing a platform that further enhances our regional collaboration so that we could better respond to the risks of climate change,” UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. urged the participants of the Workshop on Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia.

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Filipino NASA Scientist Lectures About Climate Change

The School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Los Baños Climate Risk Studies Center (UPLB CRSC), held its 7th Green Seminar Series entitled "Cryosphere Chapter of the IPCC WG1 Report – Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" last 16 October 2015 at the SESAM Lecture Hall.

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UP hosts launching of climate change #NowPH Campaign

The University of the Philippines is one of the institutional partners of the Climate Change Commission and the National Youth Commission for the #NowPH Campaign. #NowPH aims to empower young people to help raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle.

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