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Other Publications

Other Publications

SEARCA's other publications related to climate change come in the forms of books, monographs, and discussion papers.

Strategies of the Agriculture Sector in Korea for the Post-Kyoto Regime
By Chang-Gil Kim | Korea Rural Economic Institute

The comprehensive consideration of internal and external changes in conditions pertaining to the post-2012 Kyoto Protocol scheme indicates that Korea is highly likely to be mandated to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions starting the second commitment period (2013-2017). The new emission cut mandate under the Kyoto Protocol could serve as a good opportunity for Korea, depending on how it reacts. This paper analyzes the impact of the Kyoto Protocol implementation on the agriculture sector and suggests strategies for the post-Kyoto regime. The analysis shows that the agriculture sector’s technologies for reducing GHG emission have the potential of cutting substantial amounts of emissions.

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Simulating the Hydraulic Effects of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources in a Selected Aquifer in the Philippines Using a Numerical Groundwater Model
By Victor B. Ella

Abstract

Climate change can negatively impact groundwater resources due to its influence on the hydrologic cycle. In view of the Philippines’ heavy reliance on groundwater resources, it is important to quantify these effects to serve as basis for sustainable groundwater resources management. This study aimed to simulate and predict the effects of climate change on groundwater levels on selected productive shallow aquifer system in Bay, Laguna, Philippines, using a numerical groundwater model. 

Model simulations using various climate change scenarios, based on the lower and upper limits of predicted air temperature from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Third Assessment Report, indicated that groundwater levels generally decline as temperature increases and as precipitation decreases. In a low temperature condition, the model showed that groundwater levels will decline at an average rate of 0.10785 m, 0.11286 m and 0.11294 m per decade of 0, 10, and 20 percent decrease in annual precipitation, respectively. This could mean that by the end of 2050, groundwater levels are likely to decrease by 0.43138 m, 0.45143m and 0.45177 m if rainfall decreases by 0, 10, and 20 percent. Using the high temperature increase scenario, the model predicted a 0.43924 m, 0.45 m, and 0.45439 m decrease in groundwater levels under 0, 10 and 20 percent annual precipitation reduction scenarios, respectively. This corresponds to a decadal groundwater decline of 0.10981 m, 0.11250 m and 0.11360 m.

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Integrating Climate Change Issues in Southeast Asian Schools: A Teachers’ Guidebook
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation | 2010

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) was established on 30 November 1965 as a chartered international organisation whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region. 

 

SEAMEO’s mission is “to enhance regional understanding and cooperation and unity of purpose among SEAMEO Member Countries and achieve a better quality of life through (a) the establishment of networks and partnerships, (b) the provision of an intellectual forum for policy makers and experts, and (c) the promotion of sustainable human resource development.

 

Eight SEAMEO Regional Centres, namely; RECSAM, BIOTROP, SPAFA, SEARCA, SEAMOLEC, TROPMED Philippines, TROPMED Indonesia, and INNOTECH embarked on a collaboration to publish this Teachers’ Guidebook to address the impact of climate change in Southeast Asia. The publication of this guidebook aims to raise the awareness level of our future citizens in Southeast Asia with their teachers’ guidance and help; so that they will take positive actions for a better quality of life on our planet.

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