Welcome to SEARCA Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3)

Philippines

Published on 10 January 2021
The impact of climate change to fisheries is a key contributor to the country's economy particularly in the Philippines being an archipelago. According to a study, climate change impacts on capture fisheries in the Philippines is projected to cause a decrease by about 9 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) with the mitigation scenario and about 18 percent of GDP with the extreme scenario…
Published on 5 January 2021 by Fatima Arkin Philippines
Healthy soils are vital to addressing wide-ranging global challenges from food insecurity to climate change, but more data is needed to unlock these nature-based solutions, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The report includes inputs from over 300 scientists from around the world and defines soil biodiversity as the variety of life below ground, from genes and species to the communities…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot Philippines
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot Philippines
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 3 December 2020 by Jonnah Lynne Pante Philippines
Government and business leaders show proof-points as way forward That climate change has a detrimental effect on clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food supply, and secure shelter – issues that hound developing countries such as the Philippines – can no longer be denied. The country, the World Bank notes, is among the nations most vulnerable to climate-related weather events, while the National Integrated Climate…
Published on 25 November 2020 by Catherine Teves Philippines
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is seeking increased public-private cooperation on strengthening environmental and climate change awareness and education nationwide. Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, CCC vice chairperson and executive director, said such cooperation is necessary to better help the country pursue sustainable development and build resilience to threats like climate change and the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "Now, more than ever, we must heed…
Published on 9 November 2020 Philippines
As the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries are frequently visited by typhoons and experience extreme weather phenomena, Agriculture Secretary William Dar enjoined fellow ASEAN members to work together in building a strong, resilient, and sustainable agriculture and fishery sector to withstand adverse effects of climate change. “The effects of climate change, along with the destruction caused by natural disasters, make it more difficult to ensure…
Published on 4 November 2020 by Philippine Institute for Development Studies
As the country faces more destructive typhoons, intense rains, and severe flash floods due to climate change, it is vital to integrate science-based information in the development plans of local government units (LGUs). Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, executive director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), underscored this point in a webinar organized by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) as…
Published on 26 October 2020
In observance of the annual World Habitat Day, with this year’s theme “Housing For All: A Better Urban Future,” the Climate Change Commission (CCC) urged leaders from the public and private sectors to enable sustainable and climate-adaptive systems within the housing sector in order to improve shelter and other human settlement concerns within cities and communities. Observed every first Monday of October, World Habitat Day…
Published on 23 October 2020 by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has tapped 16 academic institutions to provide technical assistance to their respective local government units (LGUs) on the development of Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). CCC has slated several sessions this month for the Accelerated Climate Action and Transformation (ACT) online conference to orient representatives of 16 higher education institutions (HEIs) on climate science, issues, vulnerabilities, and risks, as…
Published on 3 October 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot
The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the Rapid Assessment of Damages Report (RADaR) mobile and web applications to ensure immediate response interventions and learning continuity in the event of disasters and other emergencies. DepEd launched the mobile and web applications on Sept. 22 and 24 in partnership with Save the Children Philippines and Prudence Foundation. “The RADaR mobile and web applications will support our…
Published on 30 September 2020 by Climate Change Commission
In celebration of International Literacy Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) underscored the role of climate educators in enhancing the country’s climate science literacy to effectively communicate climate change impacts and adaptation pathways to vulnerable communities in the country. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our local communities as well as…
Published on 22 September 2020 by Chito Chavez
The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has signed an agreement with the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) for the conservation of the 11 most critically endangered native tree species in the Philippines. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by ERDB Director Henry Adornado and EDC Corporate Support Function Group Head and Assistant Vice President Regina…
Published on 13 September 2020 by Che Palicte
The Rotary Club of East Davao and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) have seen the urban container gardening (UCG) as one of the best solutions to address hunger and climate change, especially as the country faces a health crisis.  “Urban gardening is a practical and uncomplicated method of growing plant-based food that doesn’t require wide agricultural lands or even a backyard. You…
Published on 13 September 2020
A Jakarta-based non-government organization has launched on Thursday “MapaKalamidad.ph,” a web-based, flood reporting platform to help disaster authorities gather fast, reliable life-saving information in times of natural calamities in the Philippines. MapaKalaimidad was launched by Yayasan Peta Bencana, or Disaster Map Foundation, during a webinar entitled “Digital Bayanihan! Social Media for Humanitarian Action.” The launch of the project was done in partnership with the Office of…
Published on 15 August 2020 by Ellayn De Vera-Ruiz
A multi-year comprehensive study to assess the potential impacts of different climate change scenarios including rise in sea levels among associated hazards in key cities across the Philippines is now in the works. According to Dr. Rodel Lasco, Executive Director of the Oscar M. Lopez Center, the study will look at key hotspots as case studies in selected cities of the Philippines, and will include…
Published on 15 August 2020 by Johannes Chua
In celebration of International Youth Day last Aug. 12, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) underscored the role of youth engagement in climate change action and vowed for strengthened and more inclusive partnerships with Filipino youth at all levels. With the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action,” this year’s celebration aims to highlight the ways how engaging the youth at the local, national, and global levels enriches national and…
Published on 22 July 2020 by Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) launched on Thursday its latest Web-based disaster risk reduction tool in time with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. Named GeoMapper PH, this web and mobile application was designed to collect and update natural hazards, exposure, vulnerability, and coping capacity data to further enhance natural disaster preparedness of the local government units.…
Published on 22 July 2020 by Mike Crismundo
Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged Caraganons to help protect the region’s rich bounty of natural resources by planting more trees “without let up” in support to the government’s Enhanced National Greening Program (E-NGP). As the Agusanons and Surigaonons poured the ample time by strictly adhering to health protocols during the community quarantine by exploiting vacant areas and communal garden…
Published on 9 June 2020 by Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said on Tuesday that the Philippines needs to preserve now more than ever its coastal and marine resources to protect its valuable contribution in the field of medicine and providing services for the health sector. “The public should give preferential attention in reinforcing, observing, and developing coastal and marine activities to facilitate the conservation, rehabilitation, and sustainable management of the…
Page 1 of 13