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Publications

This contains experience notes, adaptation notes, policy briefs, policy papers, technical reports, stories on good practices, and other publications related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Southeast Asia not just from SEARCA, but also from KC3's partners and other agencies/institutions.

This book is our gift to the committed educators who are the message bearers, to the valuable students who are the future leaders and owners of the land, and to the most privileged Mindoreños who are the current beneficiaries and guardians so that they can be our true partners in the conservation of their most valuable God-given gift: Mindoro’s rich natural treasures.
The report, “Adaptation to and Risk Reduction in Climate Change in the Philippines,” that the Yuchengco Center, De La Salle University, Manila, published presents a thorough investigation of the country’s exposure, vulnerabilities to climate change, climate projections, other issues related to climate change, the country’s response, and recommendations from the authors. The Philippines ‘ vulnerability to climate change is due to its geography, location within the pathway of typhoons in the Pacific Ocean, and earthquake-prone Pacific Rim. The deadliest storm that hit…
2021 must be the year for climate action – “the make it or break it year,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the launch of WMO’s report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 which highlighted accelerating climate change indicators and worsening impacts. “This is a frightening report. It needs to be read by all leaders and decision-makers in the world,” Mr Guterres told journalists. “This report shows that 2020 was also another unprecedented year of extreme weather and climate disasters. The…
Agroecology is increasingly seen as being able, or even necessary, to transform food systems (HLPE 2019). The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) commissioned this rapid evidence-based review to assess the quality and strength of evidence regarding (i) the impact of agroecological approaches on climate change mitigation and adaptation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and (ii) the programming approaches and conditions supporting large-scale transitions to agroecology…
Abstract: Population growth, rapid urbanization and dietary changes have resulted in growing global demand for livestock products, with a negative impact on climate change. Increasing temperatures, increased climate variability, and more frequent and severe extreme weather events are all threatening livestock production systems. The livestock sector is a major contributor to climate change, it is estimated that the sector emits about 7.1 giga-tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2eq.), about 18 percent of the total anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (FAO, 2006).…
Landslides are a geological process common across ASEAN Member States (AMS). They are often triggered by earthquakes, unstable geological conditions, and/or rainfall. Human development activities on fragile slopes are also responsible for landslides. Landslide numbers are on the rise mainly due to increasing rainfall intensity. Landslides can co-occur at the same time as floods during, or in the aftermath, of heavy or prolonged rainfall events. Seven out of ten ASEAN Member States (excepting Brunei, Cambodia, and Singapore) were affected by…
It highlights new developments and key lessons on climate risk assessment that may be applied to the project design and monitoring as well as the implementation of climate adaptation measures. The WEIDAP project was developed in response to the drought that affected southern Viet Nam in 2015–2016. It focused on irrigation modernization and the integration of climate-resilient agricultural and efficient on-farm water management practices.
This study is part of the UNRISD project Transformative Adaptation to Climate Change in Southeast Asian Coastal Cities which explores adaptation decision-making processes and barriers to transformative solutions in order to inform more progressive policy making in the context of Southeast Asian coastal cities.This paper explicitly posits social and environmental justice as an integral part of transformation and transformative adaptation, and synthesizes the findings from case study research that was undertaken on adaptation in the context of informal settlements and urban development…
This book, Methodologies Supportive of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management: Selected Cases in Southeast Asia, presents customized methodologies tested by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) alumni as well as thesis and dissertation grantees in their independent research works. It highlights and celebrates some commendable research and development (R&D) breakthroughs of SEARCA. Thereby, the book is a good reference volume for undergraduate and graduate students and essential for Southeast Asian university researchers…
Polillo Islands in Quezon Province is one of the key biodiversity areas (KBA) identified as priority sites for conservation in the Philippines. It is home to globally important species including the Gray’s monitor lizard (Varanus olivaceus), the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), the Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis), and the Philippine rusa (Hampson et al. 2000).
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