Not business as usual: Science, community and practitioners conversations on Yolanda’s risks and reconstruction directions in the light of climate change

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) approaching the Philippines (Nov 3-11, 2013)

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) approaching the Philippines (Nov 3-11, 2013). Source: Wikipedia: Typhoon Haiyan.

The Manila Observatory, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University, Aksyon Klima, and in partnership with Christian Aid cordially invite you to

NOT Business as Usual:  Science, Community and Practitioners?Conversations  on Yolanda’s Risks and Reconstruction Directions in the Light of Climate Change

28 January 2014, 8:00 am,  5:00 pm, Room 302, 3rd Floor, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

Disaster risk is a function of the dynamic and complex interactions between hazards, exposure and vulnerability. While bio-geophysical settings are the stage for resilience, those who study and practice disaster management through risk reduction now accept that social forces principally determine it.

The cultural, economic and psychological factors that characterize populations drive exposure and vulnerability and are at the very root of risk.  With the official count at almost 8000 dead and missing (6201 and 1785, respectively), and the magnitude of her physical destruction, Yolanda?s wake has become the metaphor for disaster risk, growing exposure and chronic social vulnerability of coastal cities and small islands.

In developing countries, policy and practice need to disrupt these cycles at the very core of each local environment.

The objective of this round-table is to do precisely that

Speakers:

Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga (Manila Observatory)
Rosa Perez, Ph.D. (Manila Observatory and Asian Development Bank)
Dr. Gemma Narisma, Ph.D. (Manila Observatory and Ateneo de Manila
University)
Fernando Siringan, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines)
Cesar Villanoy, Ph. D. (University of the Philippines)
Emma Porio, Ph.D. (Ateneo de Manila University)
Paulo Alcazaren (PDAA Singapore and Editor-in-Chief, BluPrint Magazine)

Tacloban City after the passage of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Tacloban City after the passage of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Source: Wikipedia: Typhoon Haiyan.

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Linking European and Asian Academic Networks: Experiences in Climate Change and Disaster Research and Education

June 28-30, 2012
Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex
Ateneo de Manila University

From June 28 – 30, 2012, the Ateneo de Manila University will host a promotional seminar on European Higher Education in the field of climate change. The seminar entitled “Linking European and Asian Academic Networks: Experiences in Climate Change and Disaster Research and Education,” will be organized within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program, “Linking European, African, Asian Academic Networks on Climate Change” (LEAN-CC), a project co-funded by the European Commission.

The project aims at improving awareness on climate change in selected regions and reducing the barriers to study in European Higher Education Institutions. Moreover, it hopes to provide prospective non-EU students with greater incentive to participate in EU educational programs in the field of climate change.

The LEAN-CC project gathers  a consortium of 5 EU (Foscari University; Erasmus University of Rotterdam I.H.S/R.H.V, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Radboud University Nijimegen, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) and 5 non-EU (UNIKA Soegijapranata Semarang, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of the Witwatersrand, Ateneo de Manila University) institutions led by a team comprising of staff members from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies. The Consortium members share expertise in climate change adaptation and mitigation in urban areas, natural resource management, water management, urban ecology, governance and urban planning.

Faculty members, researchers, administrators, students, government representatives involved with higher education or climate change training (local and national) and relevant private sector representatives are invited to join the seminar which will be held at Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex. For registrattion and details please get in touch with Ms. Sheena Sibya at the Ateneo Office of International Relations (Tel 426-6001 local 4043, email: ssibya@yahoo.com).

Mainstreaming environment and climate change: Health

Dear Colleagues,

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is proud to announce our latest publication.

Mainstreaming environment and climate change: Health

This joint publication of IIED and Irish Aid is part of a series that aims to clarify the links between the environment, climate change and key development sectors, and provide guidance on strategies available for mainstreaming the environment and climate change into national policies. This briefing focuses on health. Nearly one quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to the environment. Improving environmental health – raising its profile at national, state and local levels, and integrating environmental health issues into development plans and activities – is critical if we are to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Regards,

Danny Rozario

Publications & Marketing Manager (maternity cover)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
3 Endsleigh Street
London
WC1H 0DD
United Kingdom

Free film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse on 17-19 Aug 2011 at SMX Mall of Asia

Dear Friend of the Environment,

Happy Earth NGO is cordially inviting you to attend FREE  film
showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and
Economic Collapse.  Following are the details:

Date:  Aug 17, 18, & 19, 2011
Time  Every 3 pm
Venue:  SMX Mall of Asia
Event:  GREEN PHILIPPINES 2011 Total Green Movement Exhibition & Conference

To learn more about sustainable communities like ecovillages &
transition towns, you can find us at the conference exhibition area.

Flyer is attached.

Pls share this announcement to your networks and friends.

See you there..

Thanks,
Penelope Reyes
Executive Director
Happy Earth

FREE  film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse

Poster for free film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse