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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines  – A guidebook to be used in teaching climate change (CC) issues in public schools in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, is off the press.

The 349-page handbook, titled Integrating Climate Change Issues in Southeast Asian Schools, is a project of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), an intergovernment treaty body founded in 1965 to foster cooperation among Southeast Asian nations in the fields of education, science, and culture.

Read more: Climate change to be taught in SEA schools

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Kick off meeting

In the photo: Dr. Juan M. Pulhin, SEARCA consultant for the ADB project, is attending the kick-off meeting together with the nine other international and local consultants.

The Asian Development Bank has commissioned AECOM Asia Co. Ltd. as lead consulting firm for this Technical Assistance (TA).  SEARCA collaborates with AECOM Asia Co. Ltd. in the ADB project TA7189-INO: Institutional Strengthening for Integrated Water Resources Management in the 6 Cis River Basin (CRB) Territory (Package E) by providing professional technical service on climate change. The TA aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of the National, Provincial and Municipal governments of the Republic of Indonesia in accordance with its 2004 Water Law with implementation directed through common strategic planning. Through the provision of the TA, the project hopes to increase the ability of the stakeholders to successfully and efficiently manage the Water Resources to cope with climate change impact in the CRB area. For this partnership, SEARCA has engaged Dr. Juan M. Pulhin as the International Consultant for the Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist Position.

Read more: SEARCA participates in the kick-off meeting of the ADB project in Indonesia

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Jakarta, Jan 23 (ANTARA) - Over 50 ASEAN representatives and climate change experts gathered in Jakarta this week to exchange ideas and best practices in addressing current and future impacts of climate change.

"During the two-day workshop, participants learned from other's current programs, such as municipal building retrofits in Jakarta, the carbon neutral initiative in the Philippines' Puerto Princessa and various available tools for measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas," said a statement of the Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat here, Saturday.

Read more: ASEAN explores tools to address climate change

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