An online stakeholders’ briefing on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group 2 (WG2) will be held on March 3, 2022, at 9:00 am, via Zoom. The briefing is open to the public and is organized by the Manila Observatory, National Resilience Council, Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML Center), and the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management (INREM).
Scheduled for international launch at the end of February, the IPCC AR6 WG2 focuses on and assesses the impacts, adaptation and vulnerabilities related to climate change. The briefing on March 3 will hone in on the key findings of the report through the featured IPCC authors from the Philippines–Dr. Rodel D. Lasco, Dr. Juan M. Pulhin and Dr. Rosa T. Perez–and their initial analysis on the implications for the Philippines. Presentations will be followed by discussants representing the national government, local government, private sector, academia, and civil society.
Briefing materials will be given to participants after the event. Certificates of participation will also be made available. Register to attend the event at https://tinyurl.com/rr9fshsj.
Inquiries may be sent to [email protected].
Dr. Rodel D. Lasco is the coordinating lead author of the report’s Chapter 5 on food, fiber, and other ecosystem products, and a drafting author of the Summary for Policy Makers. He is also the executive director of the OML Center.
Dr. Juan M. Pulhin is lead author of the report’s Chapter 10 on Asia. He is also professor and chair of UPLB-INREM.
Dr. Rosa T. Perez is the lead author of the report’s Chapter 18 on climate resilient development pathways. She is a senior research fellow of the Manila Observatory.
The Manila Observatory is a Jesuit scientific research institution with research work in the fields of atmospheric and earth science in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. It advocates a science-based approach to sustainable development and poverty reduction.
The National Resilience Council is a science and technology-based public-private partnership that supports government, communities, the academe, and the private sector in advancing the intersecting goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the UNDRR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
The Oscar M. Lopez Center is a non-profit organization borne out of a private sector initiative to enhance support for research towards climate resilience. It is principled on the role science must play in building resilient communities through actionable knowledge.
UPLB’s INREM Center is envisioned to become a world class Center of Excellence in natural resource management and environmental protection through research and development, and public service.