The Philippine Climate Change Assessment Report (PhilCCA) is a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Book and/or Monograph – Special Citation from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). A virtual awarding ceremony will be held on July 15.
These awards are given by NAST annually for books and monographs published by Filipino publishers based in the Philippines and which were adjudged to be outstanding in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, and the Social Sciences.
Produced with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) from 2016 to 2018, the PhilCCA Report contains comprehensive information on climate change science in the country. Patterned after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, the PhilCCA synthesizes the state of scientific knowledge on climate change in the Philippines, provides an assessment of impacts, and identifies gaps in scientific literature. Prepared by Filipino IPCC authors and other leading scientists and experts in their field of study, the report is composed of three working groups (1) the physical science basis, (2) impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability, and (3) mitigation of climate change” in 2018.
The Center has also produced the PhilCCA Sectoral Snapshots as companion materials highlighting the climate vulnerabilities of Philippine forests and the public health sector. Derived from the findings of the PhilCCA, the sectoral snapshots present the impacts of climate change, as well as the mitigation potential of these sectors and adaptation strategies, in a more visual manner.
An initial author’s meeting to discuss the production of the second cycle of the PhilCCA took place last March 16, 2021. The OML Center is currently working on a second cycle.