November 8, 2015 — Human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use, influenced specific extreme weather and climate events in 2014, including tropical cyclones in the central Pacific, heavy rainfall in Europe, drought in East Africa, and stifling heat waves in Australia, Asia, and South America, according to a new report released today. Continue reading Human-caused climate change increased the severity of many extreme events in 2014
November 1, 2015 — The Asia Pacific region, the most disaster-prone part of the world, suffered 1,625 disasters in the decade through 2014, and needs to spend more on adapting to climate change and preparing for more extreme weather, the United Nations said this week.
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2015) — The Asia-Pacific must talk about disaster risks to better achieve sustainable development, the United Nations said on Tuesday, October 27.
October 15, 2015 — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) gets a boost for its monitoring systems as it received a tsunami warning equipment capable of accurate and real-time information on Thursday.
October 13, 2015 — THE GOVERNMENT has successfully fortified the “physical and psycho-social infrastructure of the country for disaster risk reduction and management,” Malacañang said Monday.
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 9, 2015) — “Why do we care? Because Ondoy happened in 2009, because Pablo happened in 2011, because Sendong happened, and because Yolanda happened, and because it continues to happen,” said a teary-eyed senator Loren Legarda on Friday, October 9.
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 26, 2015) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to double its annual lending for climate change adaptation to $6 billion by 2020, the Philippines-based lender said.
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 25, 2015) — A draft of the Philippines’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) for the global climate agreement to be forged in December was presented to stakeholders on Thursday, September 24.
ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Sept. 23, 2015) — Disaster officials from member-countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finalized the main body of the APEC Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction on Wednesday, September 23, in Iloilo City.
ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2015) — Disaster risk reduction officials and experts from all over Asia-Pacific are in Iloilo City to forge better cooperation in disaster risk reduction and management.