Scientist presses probabilistic map use for LGU plans (LCCAD)

This is a news release from the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) embargoed until September 11, 2017. QUEZON CITY – “A multi-hazard map is more important than single hazard maps in saving lives and averting disasters,” a multi-awarded Filipino scientist said during his lecture for the towns of Catarman and Capul, Northern Samar. Mahar Lagmay, geologist and Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) and the UP[…]

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Rep. Joey Salceda: Resilience and development needs Science

In his speech at the UP RI Launch last 20 June 2017, United Nations Senior Global Champion on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA- DRR); Philippine Green Economist; and 2nd District of Albay Representative Joey Sarte Salceda emphasized the role of the UP Resilience Institute and the NOAH Center in Philippine development. He highlighted his experiences in Albay as a source of knowledge in facing the threats of[…]

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Sen. Loren Legarda: Science is Crucial

Senator Loren Legarda, the current Chairwoman of the Climate Change Oversight Committee of the Senate, was the keynote speaker during the UP Resilience Institute  launch last 20 June 2017. In her speech, Sen. Legarda specifically stated that UP NOAH has been instrumental in improving disaster preparedness in the country.  She added that NOAH has been “very helpful particularly in providing accurate information and timely warnings to [Philippine] agencies and communities.”[…]

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UP formally unveils Resilience Institute with NOAH as core component

By: LCCAD Media Presence MANILA, Philippines, June 20 — The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP-RI) was formally re-launched Tuesday (June 20, 2017) at the Bahay ng Alumni, the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City, highlighting the integration of National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) as its core component. The event was participated in and is actively supported by the Local climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) led by[…]

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UP RI, NOAH Center featured in KULÊ’s November 21 Issue

In its issue published and distributed on November 21, KULÊ or the Philippine Collegian — the official student publication of the University of the Philippines Diliman — wrote an article about the scope and limitations probing the state support for research and development (R&D). In this section subtitled “Dodging disasters,” KULÊ expounded on the adoption of NOAH by the UP Resilience Institute, citing that “[NOAH and RI] strive to bolster at-risk communities via[…]

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UP NOAH at the 9th National Climate Change Consciousness Week

In celebration of the 9th National Climate Change Consciousness Week which takes place from 20 to 24 November 2017, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) held numerous events at the Sofitel Manila in Pasay City. UP NOAH was present yesterday at the forum on Local Climate Change Action Planning: Approaches and Good Practices held in the Sunset Pavillon, Sofitel Manila. The event was graced by Senator Loren B. Legarda, CCC Secretary Emmanuel[…]

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