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Participatory land-use planning (PLUP) refers to a bottom-up method of analyzing land and water resources. In its current form, PLUP integrates inputs about climate change and sea level rise to help the community utilize the resources within its vicinities. In utilizing its resources, the community will be able to improve the people’s livelihoods and help them sustain such resources for the benefit of the next generations. This publication in implementing PLUP focused on climate-smart adaptation in Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs).
This manual is intended to provide simple and helpful information, especially to farmers and extension agents, in solving pests and diseases issues on rice production in the context of climate change. The publication tackles: the effects of climate change on agriculture; effects of climatic factors on the development of pests and diseases; and importance of an Early Warning System and the pest-smart interventions and recommendations to alleviate problems due to pests and diseases.
This book presents the gender dimensions of the relationship between agriculture and climate change. It explores whether men and women farmers experience similar or different vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms or adaptation measures in response to climate change risks. It identifies gender gaps in access to resources, information, services, technologies, training, finance, etc., which enable or constrain men and women to adopt CSA and practices, as well as presents examples of Participatory Vulnerability Analysis and participatory action research, which incorporate a…
The 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum took place from 17 to 19 October 2018, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. This is the sixth flagship biennial event of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), which constitutes the primary regional platform for adaptation practitioners to share adaptation knowledge and collaborate to address the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Co-hosted by the Government of Palau, the Philippine Climate Change Commission, and ADB, together with the APAN…
The Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML), together with the Climate Change Commission, announces the release of the Philippine Climate Change Assessment Working Group 2: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation report. Climate change is one of the most serious threats faced by humanity—a multifaceted issue that will be universally felt. As such, it is critical that we better understand how current and future vulnerabilities and sensitivities will impact the different sectors of our society. A firmer grasp on these issues can serve…
Climate change is one of the most serious threats faced by humanity—a multifaceted issue that will be universally felt. As such, it is critical that we better understand how current and future vulnerabilities and sensitivities will impact the different sectors of our society. A firmer grasp on these issues can serve as a guide for climate-smart and timely interventions that can build and further develop our resilience. In 2017, the Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML) published the Philippine Climate Change…
Infomediary Campaign – creating new communication pathway in agricultural extension for remote rice farming communities through mobilizing young people to serve as Infomediaries. Download here.                   To know more about the Philippine Rice Research Institution (PhilRice)'s Infomediary Campaign, visit http://www.philrice.gov.ph/the-infomediary-campaign/.                 
This manual is aimed at providing a knowledge base on climate change, especially catered for teachers and trainers. The manual will introduce the basics of climate change – what is it, why is it happening, what are the projected impacts, and what can be done. It has a strong focus on the science of climate change which is essential in providing a better understanding of the broader picture – why climate change is happening and how to better address the…
“Adapting and Living below 2o C: bridging gaps in policies and practices” call for harnessing more local involvement in integrated adaptation planning, providing access to relevant sources of financing and technologies, provisioning coherent capacity building, involving private sector, and tapping knowledge networks including the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) for replicable adaptation measures and collective learning to support effective and inclusive adaptation planning and implementation. Over 900 participants including policymakers, scientists, donors, youth, and representatives from over 50 countries discussed…
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