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Climate and disaster risk assessments critical in resilience building

Understanding the underlying drivers of risks is a crucial first step in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) planning of local government units (LGUs). The 33rd episode of The Climate Reality Project Philippines’ Klimatotohanan webcast series entitled “Resilience from Below: Local Governments at the Forefront of Climate Disasters” underscored this in celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Climate Vulnerability Monitor: Climate change causes loss and damage, unequally impacts vulnerable nations and indiscriminately creates global crises

A flagship report entitled “Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 3rd edition: A Planet on Fire”, commissioned by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the CVF presented stark proof that climate change impacts generate loss and damage, globally creating crises for society, human health and development. Disclosing comprehensive new data on the impact of climate change, the report also highlighted the asymmetric consequences for society which deepen global inequalities with poorer and more vulnerable nations the hardest hit.

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Science and arts merge for climate action in Eastern Visayas

Students, teachers, and officials of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte, along with representatives from Eastern Visayas civil society and local governments, joined a two-day learning event held at the school last August 25-26, 2022. Their aim: build climate change resilience in the region through science and the arts.

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Eleventh Hour: Equitable and just transition is the only path toward climate-resilient development

Climate change is unequivocally a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet, but certain regions and sectors will feel the brunt of its impacts more intensely. In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Marianna Vargas-Morada wrote about the need to move towards a more solutions-based framework of climate-resilient development, as highlighted by the latest IPCC report.

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