CCAR 2013 Manila In Progress

CCAR 2013 Manila In Progress

A meeting among international scientists and various sectors has been set to address issues on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Read the news articles about CCAR here: Malaya Business News http://www.malaya.com.ph/index.php/special-features/agriculture/23715-a-most-versatile-crop Philippine Star http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/02/02/904045/forum-set-disaster-risk-reduction-climate-change Advertisements Continue reading

Presentations now Available

Presentations now Available

ccar2013manila.wordpress.com/presentations The presentations are available at the end of the day. Click the “PRESENTATIONS” link at the top of the page links. They are password protected. You can click “File” in the Google Drive and click the option “Download” which will save all the files in a zip file. Email the secretariat if you do … Continue reading

Why Metro Manila?

Why Metro Manila?

Why Megacities? Coastal Megacities are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Sea levels are rising and will worsen flood risks Tropical cyclones and other extreme weather events are expected to have more serious impacts on areas with a high concentration of people and resources Typhoons can also give rise to higher and stronger … Continue reading

Little Samar, Navotas

Little Samar, Navotas

Little Samar, Navotas — These water villages form organic masses most elegant when viewed from above but in reality are among the most fragile and vulnerable of informal settlements. ● Photos by Neal Oshima from, Lungsod Iskwater: The Evolution of Informality as a Dominant Patter in Philippine Cities,  Alcazaren, et. al., co-published by the Luis A. … Continue reading

The Coastal Cities At Risk (CCAR) Project

The Coastal Cities At Risk (CCAR) Project

Many low-lying coastal, river-delta mega-cities, already stressed by rapid population growth and economic, social, health and cultural difficulties, are now increasingly vulnerable due to climate change. The overall objective of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities Program is to develop the knowledge base and enhance … Continue reading