The CCAR2 Project

ccar2 invitation CThe Coastal Cities at Risk: Investing in Climate and Disaster Resilience (CCAR2) project is a transdisciplinary action research project of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Manila Observatory funded by the International Development Research Centre and done in partnership with the National Resilience Council.

Areas covered by the study are Metro Manila (in particular, Quezon City, Pasig City, Navotas City, and Valenzuela City), Iloilo, and Naga, which are all low-lying coastal, river-delta megacities in the Philippines which are now increasingly vulnerable due to climate change, apart from being already stressed by rapid population growth and economic, social, health, and cultural challenges.

The project’s main objective is to enhance the capacities of these coastal cities to better analyze and understand the complexity and dynamics of climate and disaster risks so that they may better prepare, adapt, and transform towards resilience.

The project will undertake new trans-disciplinary resilience action research, promote capacity building of resilience scientists and practitioners, strengthen public-private partnerships for resilience, and inform the resilience plans of cities.

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