Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework Learning Events

Learning Events

SEARCA’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia aims to contribute to an enabled environment for rural poverty reduction and food security via built capacities and institutions that ensure climate change resiliency in agricultural production and sustainable natural resource management in Southeast Asia.

ADSS | Carbon Storage and the Role in Climate Change Mitigation of Caimpugan Peatland in Agusan Marsh, Philippines
Ms. Van Leeah B. Alibo

Caimpugan peatland, like other peatlands in Southeast Asia, serves as significant carbon sink. However, evidences of peatland disturbances caused by human activities can turn it to a carbon source, causing more damage to the environment.

This is according to Ms. Van Leeah Alibo, SEARCA PhD Research Scholar and instructor at Caraga State University, in her presentation during SEARCA’s Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) held on 3 May 2011.

Peatlands absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus, helping mitigate climate change. When peatlands are not protected and conserved, they can become a carbon source—emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb.

Read more: Caimpugan community encouraged to play a role in peatland conservation for climate change...


ADSS | The Philippine Climate Change Program: Updates and the Potential Role of the Academic and R&D Sector
Mr. Naderev M. Saño

The academe and the research and development (R&D) sector should have a deeper understanding of the impacts of climate change, especially at the grass roots level which needs guidance most.

This is according to Commissioner Nadarev M. Saño of the Philippine National Climate Change Commission (NCCC) in his presentation during SEARCA’s Agricultural and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) held on 19 April 2011.

Read more: Academe and R&D sector to play a crucial role in Philippine’s climate change action


ADSS | The Philippine National REDD+ Strategy
By For. Lourdes C. Wagan

Climate change can no longer be ignored; the Philippines needs the REDD+ strategy.

This is according to Forester Lourdes Wagan, Chief of the Planning and Project Management Services Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Forest Management Bureau, during SEARCA's Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) held on 25 January 2011, where she talked about “The Philippine National REDD+ Strategy”.

Read more: REDD+ Strategy, necessary in climate mitigation


ADSS Special Seminar | Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding
By Ms. Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Flooding has been one of the major concerns in lakeshore communities like those of the municipalities in the Province of Laguna. This problem has become more pronounced because of more intense typhoons and heavier rains brought about by climate change. In this regard, two adaptation options—Early Warning Systems (EWS) and building modification—that will minimize the impacts of climate change hazards were proven to be more economically feasible.

Assistant Professor Jaimie Kim B. Arias of the College of Economics and Management of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) piloted an economic analysis of the different adaptation options that surfaced from pre-conducted community engagement and collaboration in the the Sta. Cruz River Watershed. The site includes the municipalities of Sta. Cruz, Victoria, and Pila and parts of Pagsanjan and Calauan, as the study site for their project. According to Prof. Arias, some of these lakeshore municipalities experience long-term flooding that could last for four months. The said watershed is also home to the top three most vulnerable barangays in Laguna, based on the vulnerability assessment and mapping conducted by Engr. Vicente Ballaran Jr. of the UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology.

Read more: EWS, building modification, most viable adaptation options for Sta. Cruz River Watershed


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