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Progress of Climate Research in the Philippines: State of Knowledge from Series of Climate Conferences

 

It is evident that the Philippines is bearing the brunt of climate change, making it crucial to adapt at a pace comparable with the increasing impacts of the changing climate. Recognizing the value of research and science in drawing long-term and sustainable solutions to climate change issues, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) - Philippines holds an annual national climate conference to discuss the climate knowledge in the country and determine the gaps in climate-related research and policies. As a key partner of NAST and main sponsor of the last three conferences, the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (Oscar M. Lopez Center) is pleased to produce this report as contribution to building science in the field of climate change. This is an updated report of the progress of climate research in the Philippines through the assessment of the submitted researches and scientific papers to NAST for the annual climate conferences.

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Info Note: Agriculture's prominence in the INDCs


As of 15 November 2015, 133 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) have been submitted, reflecting the contributions of 160 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Collectively, these Parties account for nearly 90 percent of global emissions. While the commitments vary, agriculture appears in a majority of the submissions.

Read more: Agriculture's prominence in the INDCs

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Info Note: The Paris Climate Agreement: what it means for food and farming


After two weeks of negotiations, nearly 200 nations have finally agreed on a global climate change agreement to replace the nearly expired Kyoto Protocol. The Paris Agreement – which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to “well below two degrees C” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C – will come into force in 2020, and has already been hailed as historic and ambitious by many world leaders.

Read more: Paris Climate Agreement unlocks opportunities for food and farming

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