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Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

tropical depression auring
Image courtesy of PAGASA

There are at least 976,704 families or 4,883,546 people who are exposed to areas that are highly to very highly susceptible to landslide or flooding, the DSWD says

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 8, 2017) — The municipal government of San Miguel in Surigao del Sur province ordered the evacuation of at least 51 families or 217 people in risky areas as Tropical Depression Auring intensified on Saturday afternoon, January 7, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.  Continue reading Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

A test for local climate adaptation

fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change
PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People’s Survival Fund

November 30, 2016 — On Friday, the board of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), a special annual fund in the National Treasury intended to finance local climate change adaptation initiatives, announced that it has given the green light for two projects in Mindanao.  Continue reading A test for local climate adaptation