Philippine Climate Change Assessment The Oscar M. Lopez Center, together with the Climate Change Commission, announced the release of the Philippine Climate Change Assessment Working Group 2: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation report.
The report, prepared by the Filipino Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change authors and other leading scientists and experts, presents an assessment of the current understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in the Philippines. It focuses on the critical areas of ecosystems, fresh water resources, coastal systems and low-lying areas, agriculture and fisheries, and human health.
This is the second in the Philippine Climate Change Assessment three-volume series which synthesizes scientific information from international and local literature to provide an assessment of climate change for the Philippines and identify gaps in the scientific literature.
Climate change is one of the most serious threats faced by humanity. Thus, it is critical to better understand how current and future vulnerabilities and sensitivities will impact the different sectors of society. A firmer grasp of these issues can serve as a guide for climate-smart and timely interventions that can build and further develop resilience.
Philippine Climate Change Assessment Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis covering global and local climate changes and the drivers of local climate change, as well as projections for future changes in climate, was published in 2017.
The third report in the series is also slated for release later this year, the center said.