The initial key findings of the 2014 Philippine Climate Change Assessment (PhilCCA) project have been presented at the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) outreach activity in Makati.
The findings were culled from three PhilCCA working group reports focusing on various aspects of climate change: WG I—The Physical Science Basis; WG II—Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; and WG III—Mitigation of Climate Change of the PhilCCA.
OML Center scientific director Dr. Rodel Lasco led a team of scientists from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration; Ateneo de Manila University; University of the Philippines; and the Manila Observatory in the collating local and international published scientific work into one main report.
It holds the distinction of being the first report of its kind in Southeast Asia, with its focus on the Philippines and on country-specific climate change impacts.
The PhilCCA is a project of the OML Center and the Climate Change Commission with the expertise and support of the Filipino IPCC scientists and other experts. It aims to provide an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socioeconomic aspects of climate change focusing on the Philippines.
To read the complete initial findings, visit www.omlopezcenter.org.