Catching Up to Climate Change: Incorporation of Disaster Risk Reduction to Philippine Resiliency
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About the Event
The Philippines is a country distressed by its susceptibility to earthquakes from its location in the Pacific
Ring of Fire, and volcanic eruptions from its 24 active volcanoes nationwide (Sanchez, 2020). Filipinos also
face intensified periods of drought and rainfall due to the surrounding bodies of water of the archipelagic
country brought about by the El Niño and La Niña phenomena. The Climate Change Commission, whose
officials represent the Philippines at the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change’s
annual conference of parties (COP), said that the nation is aiming to reduce harmful greenhouse gases by
30 percent by 2040.
To mitigate the effects of naturally occurring calamities, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures such as
disaster management, mitigation, and preparedness have been implemented by different local and
international organizations. DRR programs by concerned government entities will be able to strengthen
infrastructures, ensure access to necessities, and reinforce adaptive capabilities by vulnerable populations
across the country (Philippine News Agency, 2020).
Join us at the first series of Catching Up to Climate Change entitled “Catching Up To Climate Change:
Incorporation of Disaster Risk Reduction to Philippine Resiliency” on April 19, 2021, from 9:00 am to
11:15 am via Zoom as the speakers would discuss the Philippines’ vulnerability to Climate change, services
to protect the Philippines from natural disasters, proper implementation of disaster preparedness programs
from the government to the private sectors, how businesses should prepare against natural disasters,
climate change resiliency for the Asia-Pacific Region and discussion on underlying disaster risk precautions
and dissemination of information.