t was sometime in 2019 when the City of Balanga sought the assistance of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UP NOAH) Center to update their Local Climate Change Action Plan and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan. At that time, when words such as COVID-19, pandemic, and Zoom weren’t part of the public’s daily lexicon, the UP NOAH Center team set out, armed with table top activities and presentations, to conduct workshops that are prerequisites to formulating and updating local development plans. While this seemed like a typical beginning of a formal working partnership, neither parties had the slightest idea of the amount of adjustment a global pandemic would require.
The People’s Survival Fund (PSF) was institutionalized in 2012 through the Republic Act 10174 which amends the Climate Change Act of 2009 to include the provision of long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of climate change. Since 2012, this act has provided Local Government Units (LGUs) in the […]