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.

2016 45 pp. by Aisa O. Manlosa, Harold Glenn A. Valera  ISSN:19086164 (Soft cover)   Click here to download.    This study sought to determine microscale damage estimates of the largest flood event in the history of the municipality of Jabonga in the province of Agusan del Norte. Jabonga is a lakeside municipality adjacent to Lake Mainit, the fourth largest lake in the Philippines. The study sought to on  determine flood-prone areas in the municipality, characterize the flood event that occurred…
Green infrastructure can play a significant role in offsetting losses from climate-related disasters and contribute to building resilience through rehabilitation and expansion of natural ecosystems within built areas. Urban populations are projected to increase from 54% to 66% of the global population by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Cities and towns—a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions—will need to address challenges posed by climate change. A nature-based approach in identifying climate change…
Guidelines for policy makers and proposal developers provide pragmatic advice in designing gender-responsive climate policies and funding proposals. Actively engaging women in climate mitigation activities can yield multiple benefits, including improved jobs, better livelihoods, and more equitable revenue flows. Efforts are moving forward to design climate funding mechanisms to help capture these benefits, but policy makers and other stakeholders need more guidance on designing gender-responsive climate policies and funding proposals. The guidelines in this publication fill this void. It is…
Examining the role of governance and vulnerability to climate change in green growth using a global panel data set, findings suggest promoting good governance and reducing climate change vulnerability can contribute to a cleaner environment. We find that governance has a positive effect on environmental performance and vulnerability to climate change has a negative effect. Promoting good governance and reducing climate change vulnerability can thus contribute to a cleaner environment. We find qualitatively similar results for the subsample of high-income…
  Growing interest in the concept of urban climate change resilience (UCCR) recognizes the complexity of rapid urbanization and uncertainties associated with climate change. This working paper synthesizes existing knowledge on urban climate change resilience to identify seven entry points for actions. It is expected that the proposed entry points will benefit ADB’s developing member countries, development partners, staffs and projects under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund to take actions for strengthening urban resilience. Generating, sharing, and regularly…
BACKGROUNDThe Philippines is an archipelagic country where agriculture plays a vital role in providing around 30 percent of employment and 10 percent of the country’s total gross domestic product in 2013. Recent natural disasters significantly affected crops and livestock resulted to severe loss in agricultural production including human lives. Climate change worsens the economic situation and food security among others of the Philippine people. Hence, there is a critical and urgent need to develop climate -smart technologies available and accessible…
Working Paper No. 2014-06 | College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Banos by Linda M. Peñalba, Merlyne M. Paunlagui, and Samantha delos Santos   Climate change poses serious challenges to institutions and households in the Philippines. Thus, it is important to determine its impacts on households and the corresponding adaptation actions of government, men and women to determine gender-sensitive measures that can enhance resilience and adaptive capacity of affected sectors. This research work was done in…
Discussion Paper Series No. 2016-34 | Philippine Institute for Development Studies by Connie B. Dacuycuy Using fixed effects estimators to remove unobserved heterogeneity and instrumental variable technique to address the endogeneity of income, this paper analyzes the effect of weather events on welfare in the Philippines. Download pdf here Source: Philippine Institute for Development Studies
A STRONG COUNTRY springs from a prepared, equipped, vigilant, and united people. Only when it is resilient to multiple risks can economic growth be truly sustained and enjoyed by all segments of the population. This is a critical challenge for the Philippines. How can the country sustain its rapid economic growth and make it more inclusive amid increasing vulnerability and exposure to climate change and natural hazards, and other types of risk factors? Download pdf here Source: Philippine Institute for…
POLICY BRIEF SERIES | PBS 2016-2by Nguyen Thi Huyen Background Soil and water resources in the world are currently under severe pressure due to human intervention and the changing of runoff patterns caused by climate and land use changes. Population growth and human activities have accelerated the speed of land use change, that in turn  affect hydrological processes. In addition, climate change may affect many aspects of natural  ecosystems. Hence, understanding of impacts of climate change and land use change…
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