What is a Climate Change-Adaptive School?
In this book, we conceptualize what a climate change-adaptive (CC-A) school is with reference to schools in rice-farming communities. This book is born out of a project funded by the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) in collaboration with 12 participating schools of the Department of Education (DepEd). Various initiatives on CCA are being vigorously pursued involving schools. The emphasis on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) is very prominent as evidenced by the DRRM walls in our public elementary schools nationwide.
This book spices up the discourse on CCA involving schools by providing conceptual clarity on how they can play pivotal roles in CCA focusing on the rice agriculture sector.
Schools interested to replicate this CCA initiative can squeeze insights from the cases presented in Part 1. The cases stem from the project implementation activities of the participating schools. The bias is to expose technologies and strategies that are adaptable given scarce resources. In part 2 of this book, the reader is introduced to the set of ideal elements for a school playing key roles in CCA.