Usapang Sosyal: COP26 and What It Means to the Philippines

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The fourth episode of Usapang Sosyal focuses on COP26, the imminent challenge of climate change, and how these impact Filipinos. Prof. Flordeliz Abanto moderates a discussion between Dr. Rodel D. Lasco and Dr. Ruby Roan Cristobal, which delves into the gaps between the science and how Filipinos understand climate change, international commitments and financing mechanisms for local climate action, mitigative and adaptive actions and solutions, and the challenges of communicating climate risks, impacts and action to the general public.

Usapang Sosyal is a public affairs talk program with social scientists from different disciplines discussing the most important social issues. This episode is brought to you by the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) and Oscar M. Lopez Center. 

Watch Usapang Sosyal Ep. 4 on “COP26 and What It Means to the Philippines” on the PSSC YouTube Channel. Usapang Sosyal episodes are also available for streaming on Spotify, RadioPublic, Google Podcast, Breaker, and PocketCasts.

Prof. Flordeliz Abanto is coordinator for instructional video at the Far Eastern University. She also hosts and produces the weekly radio program Diskarte on DZRH.

Dr. Rodel D. Lasco is the executive director of the Oscar M. Lopez Center. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in the Philippines and has co-authored several assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Dr. Ruby Cristobal is the chief of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Technology Manpower Education Research Promotion Division. She also co-anchors the radio program Radyo Henyo on DZRH.

PSSC is a non-profit organization of professional social science associations and social science research and instructional institutions in the Philippines. 

The Oscar M. Lopez Center is a non-profit organization principled on the role science must play in building climate resilient communities.