Saturday, October 31, 2009

NCCCA+2 uproots its 1st Conference’s Schemes and Development on Climate Change Adaptation

Looking back from its first conference, the 2009 2nd National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation or NCCCA+2 dug up and shared to the delegates the 1st NCCCA’s efforts on how the national and local policies regarding climate change adaptation had been enacted to level with international developments.

Last October 26 to 28, NCCCA+2, with the presence of the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, gathered participants from national agencies, local governments, academe, NGOs and other interest groups at Diamond Hotel, Manila to relay information such as the developments in international policy discussions on climate change, particularly adaptation as it relates to disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

NCCCA+2’s theme was “Moving Forward on Albay Declaration 2007”. This was based from the first conference’s Albay Declaration on Climate Change Adaptation which is the embodiment of a convergence of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary efforts to arrest the imminent threats and dangers posed by radical ecological shifts occurring to the planet earth. Albay Declaration 2007 was recognized as the national framework for the mainstreaming of global warming leading to climate change adaptation.

The conference included plenary discussions structured specifically around the Philippine climate scenario and was about the advances made in national and local policies based from the National Strategic Framework on Climate Change Adaptation that covered specific objectives to derive broad consensus on the Philippine Strategic Framework on Climate Change Adaptation, to identify climate change adaptation needs and strategies across various sectors and themes, to provide a venue for knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, to provide a thematic platform for RDC cooperation towards a common agenda in moving forward climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management initiatives, and to familiarize with the progress of international policy discussions on climate change with particular emphasis on adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management.

This NCCCA+2 was organized and made possible by the event’s Organizing Committee composed of the Provincial Government of Albay, Centre for Initiatives and Research on Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Office of the Presidential Adviser on Climate Change (OPACC), Senate of the Philippines, House of Representatives with the support of the GTZ Adaptation to Climate Change and Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCBio) Project, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAFT), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

For more information on the conference, do contact Nong C. Rangasa, Executive Director, Centre for Initiatives and Research on Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) through telefax: +6352 4803649, mobile no. +63906 3339400, e-mail at, or at the website


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