One of the key challenges brought by climate change, sea level rise will heavily affect the Philippines due to its location and archipelagic nature. How will it impact Filipinos?
The OML Center, in collaboration with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and its National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE), will be holding an online forum on sea level rise. “Taking Stock: Why Should We Be Concerned About Climate and Sea Level Changes?” will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:45 am. The forum will focus on the current state of knowledge of sea level change and its impacts, and existing initiatives in the country.
The forum will feature discussions on the observed and projected sea level changes and its impacts from Dr. Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory Singapore, Dr. Ma. Laurice Jamero of the Manila Observatory, and Dr. Laura David of the University of the Philippines Diliman, among others. Reactors representing the academe, non-profit organizations, and development agencies were also invited.
The forum will be streamed over CCC’s Facebook page.
The “Taking Stock: Why Should We Be Concerned About Climate Change and Sea Level Changes?” forum will inform the OML Center’s research on sea level change and its impacts in the Philippines, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore and CCC-NPTE.
The second part of the forum, which will be held next month, will feature a panel discussion on past and existing initiatives to address sea level change in the Philippines from the perspective of key sectors/actors.