Isabela State University in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reinforces the Provincial Government of Isabela on climate change strategic planning through the conduct of an Orientation-workshop on Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) Formulation at the Capitol Amphitheater, Tuesday (April 18).
The workshop introduces science-based innovations on climate change planning and management based on the University’s existing knowledge models and strategic approaches on organizational management towards the crafting of PGI’s eLCCAP.
ISU-Climate Change Center propels regional climate change initiatives and has been recently identified as the host of the model concept of a subnational competence center focused on Climate Information Services (CIS) thru its partnership with the University of the Philippines- Los Baños.
Dr. Myrna Kaye Ramos and Dr. April Tarun, faculty of ISU-Cabagan, discussed the processes of eLCCAP formulation, including the technical components on Climate Information such as modified Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory.
An LCCAP is part of the institutional mandate of Local Government Units (LGUs) in the country pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 2014-135 which comes with the directives to consider climate change adaptation as one of their regular functions. The copy of the planning document is then furnished to the country’s Climate Change Commission (CCC).
Region 02 has 87.76% of submission compliance to the CCC as of the November 2022 data by the National Integrated Climate Change Database and Information Exchange System. (see: https://bit.ly/40ndWXc)
The two-day orientation-workshop gathered around 28 employees from various PGI offices including planning and development, health, environment, engineering, agriculture, social welfare and development, budget, and disaster risk reduction and management.
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