Series #4 – Consultation on Vulnerability and Risks Assessments Tools Towards a Climate Resilient Philippines: VA Tools For Fisheries, Coastal and Marine
October 24, 2011 (Monday) * 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mabini Social Hall, Malacanang Compound, San Miguel, Manila
Background and Rationale:
With about 30,000 km stretch of coastline in the Philippines’ coastal communities is one of the most vulnerable to the promise of climate change – accelerated rise in sea level. Coastal and marine ecosystems are very vital to the Philippines – serving as a base for human settlements; accommodates a number of major industrial, commercial, social and recreational activities. About 63% of the country’s provinces as well as two-thirds of its municipalities are located in the coastal zones. Due to the ecosystem’s inherent wealth and opportunities, coastal areas have high population densities, where people are driven by subsistence and survival and thus engage in unregulated activities. Consequently, the constant and heavy exposure to numerous pressures – both artificial and natural has taken its toll on the ecosystems. These exposures lead to increasing risk to the adverse impacts of climate change to the coastal and marine sector.
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