Creation of Climate Change Adaptation Hub in Iloilo pushed


Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has received the proposal of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. to establish a hub, which is envisioned to “transform Iloilo into a climate-smart province.”

The proposed Climate Change Adaptation Provincial Hub will serve as a “repository of data providing complete risk profile information in order for the city, municipalities, and barangays in the province to come up with science-based climate vulnerability and disaster risk assessment.”

Defensor recently handed over the proposal to Commissioner Noel Gaerlan of CCC in the presence of Rune Raphael Ylade of the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP), Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute and Katherine Firmeza of CCC-UNDP-NZAP Project ReBUILD, among others.

The establishment of the hub will be funded under the CCC-Peoples Survival Fund (PSF).IMT