“Scientists and security agencies warn that hundreds of millions will become environmental refugees in coming decades, forced by climate change to flee their homes and communities in the face of food shortages, water scarcity, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. Events like these can and do cause people to migrate in search of safety, but the impacts of climate change on global migration patterns will be felt on much larger scales and for more subtle reasons. The number of people who migrate voluntarily to seek job opportunities or to diversify household income sources will skyrocket as households adapt to the impacts of climate change specific to their home region. For those of us living in the potential destinations of these new migrants, the goal is not to prevent them from coming, but to innovate migration programs and policies that benefit sending and receiving areas alike.”
26 Apr 2015
On November 8, 2013 the strongest cyclone to ever hit land devastated the islands of the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, affected 16 million people, displaced 4.1 million people and took the lives of 6,300. Through the ...
Assessment or evaluation
Originating Urban Climate Change Adaptation Planning Guidepost: Urban Landscape Sustainability Framework (ULSF), Quezon City, Philippines
13 May 2017
The Quezon City (QC) in the Philippines is developing assertively and replacing vegetation by buildings,roads, gardens and parks, one of the effects of urbanization that exacerbates the formation of Urban heat Islands (UHI) and changes the microclima...
Tags: Assessment or evaluation, Climate Change Adaptation
18 May 2016
Resiliencia en las Américas (RITA por sus siglas en inglés) se está implementado por las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja en 8 países de América Latina, con el apoyo técnico de la Cruz Roja Americana. El programa busca trabajar de la ma...
Tags: Video, Resilience