Philippines is no stranger to climate change and its impacts. As Filipinos continue to experience the devastating impacts of the changing climate, their awareness on the issue seems to heighten. The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) – Philippines recognizes the value of research and science in drawing long-term and sustainable solutions to the issue; thus the annual national climate change conference that is being held every September since 2012.
As a contribution to the discussion, the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management released the 2nd issue of an annual report entitled “Progress of Climate Research in the Philippines: State of Knowledge from the Series of Climate Conferences.” This report assesses the progress of the conferences since 2012 in providing a venue to share climate-related researches while determining the state of climate knowledge in the Philippines through the submitted researches and scientific papers. This report hopes to provide valuable information for the improvement of climate research in the Philippines by determining gaps on research topics and study sites, and issues and challenges in science-policy-action. This report can be accessed and downloaded here.