Second National Climate Conference:
Linking Climate Knowledge to Action
Traders Hotel Manila, Philippines
26 September 2013
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world much of this because of climate related hazards. It lies along the Western Pacific Basin– a generator of climatic conditions such as monsoons, thunderstorms, inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), typhoons, among others. An average of 20 tropical cyclones crosses its boundaries annually, nine of which makes a landfall. Not surprisingly, the country is also highly vulnerable to climate change.
Science is essential to understanding climate change, its impacts to our people and ecosystems, and how we can adapt to them. The conference provides a forum where Filipino scientists can meet regularly to share and discuss their findings. The first conference in 2012 was a huge success with scientists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao actively participating various sessions.
In general, the conference aims to discuss, develop, and promote climate change knowledge for action in the Philippines. Specifically the conference aims to:
- provide a venue for sharing of scientific results and findings;
- identify priority research and development agenda
- discuss policy implications of research outputs
The conference is expected to produce the following:
- Resolutions that will be given to concerned government agencies, including Office of the President, Senate of the Philippines, and House of Representatives.
- Published proceedings either as special journal publication or as a book
- Research and Development Agenda
- Policy Actions
- Science-Policy Brief
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
Papers for the Scientific Sessions following the conference objectives (please refer to numbers 1 and 2) in the following sectors: food security and natural ecosystem; climate science; water and engineering; economics of mitigation and adaptation; and social, health and migration are invited to become a paper or poster presenter during the conference.
AUTHORS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACTS at [email protected] NOT LATER THAN July 31, 2013. ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED IN ANY OTHER MANNER SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Please follow the Format specified below:
- Typewritten in a 6” x 9” paper size with margins: Top and Bottom = 1 inch and Right and Left = 0.75 inch
- Font type – use Times New Roman
- Title (centered, bold, upper and lower case, font size: 12)
- Author(s) (centered, upper and lower case, font size: 11); authors should use first full names; underline presenting author; indicate with asterisk corresponding author, and use bold face for the main/major author.
- Affiliation and address (centered in upper and lower case, font size: 10); if authors come from different institutions indicate with superscripts respective affiliations. Address should be sufficient to enable interested parties to contact authors; including telephone, fax, and e-mail.
- Abstract body (justified, font size: 11)
- Keywords (justified in lower case)
- Submit file in Word format (1997-2003 version)
Guidelines in preparing extended abstracts:
- Abstract should contain no more than 300 words, no figures, and no tables included).
- Uncommon acronyms should be spelled out the first time they are used; if several acronyms are used, list them with their meanings at the end of abstract.
- Provide at least five keywords.
- Do not list references in abstract text or body.
- Indicate your first two preferred session. Choose among:
- food security and natural ecosystem;
- climate science;
- water and engineering;
- economics of mitigation and adaptation;
- social, health and migration
Abstracts, which do not follow above format/guidelines, will be returned automatically to authors.
Please check the conference website https://sites.google.com/site/2ndncrc/ for updates on the guidelines and for the list of abstracts received for screening/evaluation. Authors of accepted/rejected abstracts will be notified via email starting AUGUST 15, 2013 and will be given further instructions on poster presentation. Please note that traditional poster shall be the standard entries to the Second National Climate Conference Poster Session.
You may download the Conference Flyer: http://goo.gl/dTyxr
7:00 AM Registration and Coffee
8:15 AM Opening Ceremonies
8:45 AM Opening of Poster Session and Exhibits
9:00 AM Plenary Session 1: ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION
9:40 AM Plenary Session 2: SETTLEMENTS AND HOUSING
10:20 AM Plenary Session 3: FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY
11:00 AM Plenary Session 4: RISK INSURANCE
11:40 AM Plenary Session 5: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
12:20 PM Lunch and Knowledge Sharing
1:30 PM Concurrent Parallel Sessions
4:00 PM Plenary Sessions 6: CONCLUDING SESSION
4:40 PM Awarding and Closing Ceremonies
This Conference is organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines in partnership with The OML Center, Philippines
Other Partners and Collaborators:
- Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
- Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Sciences Administration (PAGASA)
- Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)
- National Economic and Development Authority
- World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
- University of the Philippines Diliman
- University of the Philippines Los Baños
- Manila Observatory