In recognition of young people’s agency to create a better and safer future, the Oscar M. Lopez Center, in collaboration with Adarna House, developed the Klimaalam: Step Up and Step In to Act on Climate book.
Written by Raissa Rivera Falgui and illustrated by Harry Monzon, Klimaalam is an activity book that aims to help parents and educators provide young Filipinos with a fundamental knowledge on climate change.
The book addresses key questions to help young Filipinos recognize and observe climate change impacts, and provides practical and relatable ways to take action at home and in communities.
The development of Klimaalam was guided by the Department of Education’s most essential learning competencies (MELCs) and the involvement of chapter partners—established organizations in the Philippine climate change space whose inputs helped strengthen content.
Klimaalam is composed of the following chapters:
Chapter 1: What is Climate Change?
Chapter 2: Adaptation in the Age of Climate Change
Chapter 3: Life Along the Coasts in partnership with Save Philippine Seas
Chapter 4: Life in Urban Areas in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) & Agam Agenda
Chapter 5: Life in Rural Areas in partnership with Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Chapter 6: Climate Change and Me
Chapter 7: Adaptation and Mitigation at Home in partnership with The Climate Reality Project Philippines
Chapter 8: Climate Change and your Community
Save Philippine Seas’s inputs to Chapter 3 helped ground and illustrate how the country, particularly its coastal communities, are affected by global heating’s impact on oceans.
ICSC, through The Agam Agenda, helped surface how development in urban areas can be healthier and more sustainable in Chapter 4.
SEARCA laid out the crucial interactions between agriculture and climate change in Chapter 5.
The Climate Reality Project Philippines’s extensive experience of working with Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders is evident in their practical and useful contributions to Chapter 7: Adaptation and Mitigation in the Home.
Limited print copies are available to public schools upon request.