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

Philippines

Published on 15 September 2018
Ompong made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1:40 AM (PHT), bringing with it high winds and nonstop torrential rains. It is currently heading towards Apayao and Ilocos Norte in northern Luzon. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates that at least 5 million people who live in the projected path of the storm will be affected. Oxfam responder, April Abello-Bulanadi, sent…
Published on 13 August 2018 Philippines
Here’s a look at key plans: The Backup City Besides the significantly higher elevation than Manila, New Clark City is sited away from earthquake fault lines. Should an earthquake still affect the area, the developers are using concrete mixed with a local organic building material called lahar for construction. Lahar consists of volcanic debris from Mount Pinatubo trapped in mud. Darker concrete made from it…
Published on 8 August 2018 Philippines
As we pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the Earth traps more heat, scientists predict that the severity and frequency of heat waves will continue to increase. Which might lead one to wonder: Is there a way to turn down the planet’s thermostat? One concept gaining momentum is geoengineering: deliberately manipulating the Earth’s climate. Though currently only being tested in very small experiments…
Published on 27 July 2018 Philippines
As one of its highlights, WOFEX 2018 will hold Philippine Sustainable Gastronomy (PSG) on August 2-3, 2018 during the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2018 at the SMX Convention Hall, Pasay City, which will focus on the influence and necessity of food sustainability. It aims to play a major role in achieving sustainable development goals by promoting agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production, and…
Published on 26 July 2018 Philippines
The CBCP NASSA official lamented how the renewable energy law remains only in paper. “Renewable energy law was passed in 2018 yet it remains only in paper and coal remains to have the biggest share in power mix,” said Gariguez. He said this following the statement made by President Duterte that he wants only one representative to international climate change conferences saying the country can…
Published on 26 July 2018 Philippines
Former Malay town council member Rowen Aguirre, Executive Assistant for Boracay Affairs, said the move aims not only to improve the convenience and reliability of the island's main mode of transportation but also to curb the effects of climate change. (WATCH: Why it's time to act on climate change) According to Aguirre, motorized tricycles were initially introduced to the island as a temporary mode of…
Published on 4 July 2018
Legarda, principal author and co-sponsor of the measure, said that the law would strengthen climate adaptation mechanisms and the conservation of Philippine biodiversity. The lady senator Senator has pushed for the passage of the ENIPAS since 2013 to actively address the areas that remain under-protected. “Although we already have the NIPAS Act of 1992, many important ecosystems remained under protected, including open seas, coastal areas…
Published on 27 June 2018
BFAR-Davao director Fatma Idris said that the reduction could not just be blamed on the illegal fishing operations because efforts have been undertaken already to clamp down on illegal fishers in the gulf. Based on the National Stock Assessment Program of BFAR’s National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Idris said the scientists claimed the reduction in the fish catch could be seen as an effect…
Published on 27 June 2018
http://pop.inquirer.net/2018/06/read-local-youth-group-came-together-made-statement-climate-change/ Source Pop Inquirer | 26 June 2018
Published on 16 June 2018
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the CCC launched the National Integrated Climate Change Database and Information Exchange System (NICCDIES) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP), as it recognizes the importance of access to climate change data in multi-sectoral development planning. NICCDIES is designed to be a game-changing element in the collaboration process, it added. It is…
Published on 6 June 2018
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/997882/legarda-to-file-bills-to-ban-microplastics-single-use-plastics#ixzz5HYeiKk4m 5 June 2018
Published on 28 May 2018
Naga City– A technology transfer and dissemination training-workshop on the Climate Change Resilient Pilot Housing (CCRPH), led by the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in partnership with the City Government of Naga, was held last 10-11 May 2018. TheCCRPHis one of the outcomes of the Urban Nexus Project implemented by the GIZ in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for…
Published on 17 May 2018
The group is now particularly seeking for more research on Philippine Rise, including Benham Bank, which is the shallowest part of the region, on its biodiversity and connectivity to shallow-reef ecosystems. Oceana Philippines campaign manager Daniel Ocampo pointed out that two of the challenging threats to the Philippine Rise is climate change and overfishing. “On the onset of climate change, we really don’t know what…
Published on 15 May 2018
“The AITECH certification gives BISCAST the license to share this innovation that can be adopted by housing builders and contractors as well as by the government in their socialized housing projects. It is hoped that they will adopt the CCRPH-Nexus Technology,” explained by BISCAST President, Dr. Richard Cordial. Part of BISCAST’s plan is to implement a hands-on technical training on the CCRPH, initially for cities…
Published on 10 May 2018
As a staunch supporter of the environment, SM Aura Premier developed a summer display called “On Thin Ice, an Art Installation for a Cause” under its #ArtinAura campaign. The exhibit features a sleuth of life-size polar bears distributed in the mall’s Skypark. Aiming to educate the public on the species’ plight, as the polar bears seek shelter in the tropical space of the Philippines, to…
Published on 25 April 2018
Henry Adornado, Ecosystems ResearchandDevelopment Bureau director, said bamboo is an effective erosion control plant and a natural control barrier due to its widespread root system. “It reduces runoff, prevents massive soil erosion and minimizes CO2 gases,” Adornado said. He urged investors to plant bamboo and use quality seeds and planting materials. “Apart from addressing climate change, it helps create livelihood... as bamboo can be used…
Published on 23 April 2018
This was pointed out by Ziggie Gonzales, surfer co-founder of eco-hostel chain The Circle Hostel, who said that plastic bottles can only be recycled for certain amount of times and will end up to be just waste. “The problem will not go away if we get rid of plastic and non-biodegradables. It will only change to a different material. We need to change our mindset…
Published on 27 March 2018
As a coastal city with a deep natural mangrove harbor, San Carlos is more resilient than most Philippine cities to extreme weather. And with limited cloud cover, the city enjoys more sunshine than other parts of the country, so has plenty of renewable energy potential. As such, San Carlos is shaping up to be the Philippines’ renewable energy hub. In 2014, a 45-megawatt solar plant—one…
Published on 24 January 2018
"Seven mountaineers led by a certain Kristomar Mackay could face criminal charges for violation of Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act, and Presidential Decree No. 75, also known as the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines," said Ralph Pablo, regional director of the DENR office in the Cordillera Administrative Region. The hikers may be criminally liable for "negligently…
Published on 9 January 2018
"When floods occur, the capacity of people to earn a living is constrained, and many can fall back into poverty. Investments that improve flood management helps protect vulnerable communities as well as boost resilience against the impact of climate change," World Bank country director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand was quoted as saying in the statement. Loan agreements with the WB and AIIB were…
Page 1 of 11