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

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 volume provides relevant information on the Philippine climate change policy response strategy in agriculture, with focus on local implementation of climate change policies. Specifically, it describes the local institutional setting for climate change policy implementation in agriculture, the dynamics by which climate change policies in agriculture are translated into meaningful actions and desired changes, and the bottlenecks to effective climate change policy implementation in agriculture at the local level. This volume highlights the exploratory case study on climate change…
This publication features relevant information on climate change mitigation policies, particularly those pertinent to the Philippine agriculture sector. This would also be an important entry point for further policy research or deeper investigation of the translation of national climate change policies into ordinances and enabling mechanisms at the local level.
From the films of Laos to the shrimp farms of Thailand, the 2018 Fall Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Bulletin is lush with stories that cross national borders and disciplines. Read about the making of an interdisciplinary service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, Indonesian music and environmental movements, and the legacy of monarchy in Asia. Also: SEAP Outreach co-sponsors a Cornell student-led project serving a refugee resettlement organization in Utica, New York, and organizes a cross-institutional conference on the value of education "going…
This paper highlights the results of a year-long research, which looked at the food security potentials of agroforestry systems in selected upland communities in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, and Quezon in the Philippines. It characterized the different agroforestry models and systems practiced by the smallholder farmers and assessed their current state in terms of social, economic, and environmental dimensions. Data gathered through transect mapping and farm visits revealed that majority of smallholder farmers in the research sites practiced…
Principles, Tools, and Practice Building Urban Resilience in East Asia is a World Bank program that aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and the impacts of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. The objective is to demonstrate a scalable methodology and practical tools for risk assessment that can be used for city-level investment decisions. Working closely with the stakeholders involved in land use planning and infrastructure development, Phase I of this…
A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century provides comprehensive, forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines…
A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters Background Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters was developed to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. As the handbook demonstrates, post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of…
A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific The fact sheets on disasters and prevention summarize some of the most recent data relevant for practitioners of disaster risk management (DRM) in the World Bank’s East Asia and the Pacific region. The Note to Decision Makers introduces the key messages of this report with a focus on decision making. The executive summary provides a brief overview of the key issues, strategic goals, and recommendations for…
Vietnam is one of the five countries predicted to be the most affected by climate change due to its long coastlines; high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas; and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry (Word Bank 2011). Located in Central Vietnam, Thua Thien Hue’s agricultural and fisheries sectors have always been negatively affected by climate change. Recognizing the problem, in recent years, Thua Thien Hue province has developed many policies and action strategies to mitigate…
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…
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