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

Rappler's #TalkThursday with Lucille Sering

MANILA, Philippines - Rappler speaks with Secretary Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission.

A long time environmental advocate, Sering entered government in 2007 as a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) undersecretary. Heading the legal department of DENR, she pioneered the introduction of a specialised curriculum for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education that focuses on environmental laws, required for all lawyers of the DENR.

In 2009, Sering's expertise as a professor of environmental law also landed her a position in the technical working group which drafted the first Environmental Rules of Court in the Philippines.

Sering was then appointed vice-chairperson to the Climate Change Commission, one of the group's first members. With the Climate Change Commission, Sering has helped push for the passage of Republic Act 10174, an amendment to the Climate Change Act. The law provides for a Peoples' Survival Fund, which gives financial assistance to local government units for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management programs.

Sering is also pushing for Eco-Town, a project that engages communities to protect their environment and find ways to earn at the same time. Currently, Eco-town is being tested in Siargao Island.

Sering will discuss climate change resilience and how environmental awareness can be shared in small communities.

Source: Rappler

More Videos

  • Global and Local: Dispatches from the Climate Fight

    The sheer financial power of the fossil fuel industry is at the heart of the climate-change problem, and the climate movement is finally grappling with this reality. Bill McKibben shares stories from the front lines of this movement -- from every
  • Can wildlife adapt to climate change? - Erin Eastwood

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-wildlif... With rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully ada
  • Sting of Climate Change

    By comparing bee data to satellite imagery, NASA research scientist Wayne Esaias uses honey bees as tiny data collectors to understand how climate change is affecting pollination and plants.
  • Weather-Resistant Rice

    The Philippines Produce Extreme Weather-Resistant Rice Millions of people around the world depend on rice for their survival. But climate change is beginning to take a toll on traditional crops, forcing scientists
  • Climate Change Explained

    A straightforward explanation of Climate Change: the heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth's atmosphere, the average surfa
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard L
  • Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

    The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology. In psychology, fear/guilt is not conducive to engagement, it makes people passive. When people felt fear or guilt, it makes them withdraw from th
  • Scaling Climate-Smart Villages in India

    This video was produced as part of a four-year (2016–2020) intervention to scale out weather resilient agricultural intervention through a successful CCAFS approach—the Climate-Smart Vil
  • Earthbook - Project Earth: Our Future 2.0

    If Planet Earth has a Facebook account, what would her posts be? Source: Project Earth: Our Future 2.0
  • ADSS: The Udalo Watershed Pilot Project: An Experiment on Climate Change Hyper-Adaptation

    Mr. Philippe Couture, Project Coordinator of Hyper Adaptive & Territorial Coherent Habitat (HATCHabitat), Lantau Island, Hongkong, presents the Udalo Watershed Pilot Project in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. 9 May 2017Los Baños,
  • ADSS: The Future of Planetary Health and the Role of the Philippines

    Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, Doctor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab, delivers seminar on The Future of Planetary Health and the Role of the Philippines 19 Septem
  • What Asia would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for Asia's coastlines? Source: Business Insider Science
  • Science for A Hungry World

    This is a six-part series produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This video discusses "How Climate Change will impact agriculture" [Music begins] Narrator: Climate change is already affe
  • Climate Change According to a Kid

    Don't get climate change? Watch an animation explaining the phenomenon as a 12-year-old would. Source: Rappler