AIS presents “Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors”. Dr. Porio is speaker for the first session

The Ateneo Institute of Sustainability, with the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines Project, will be presenting the first of a series of webinars today called “Climate Voices on the Ground: Perspectives from Different Sectors”, which aims to give participants a better understanding of the different contexts and experiences of climate change.

Today’s session, entitled Community Solidarity: The Roots of Resilience, will be from 4:00-5:30pm (GMT +8, Philippine Standard Time), and will be given by CCARPH Project Leader and Principal Investigator, Dr. Emma Porio. The AIS session summary is below:

Community-based organizations are the frontlines of community resilience. For our inaugural webinar, the MCR ADMU Hub invites Dr Emma E Porio, Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University, to share her insights on climate resilience initiatives of community-based organizations. We explore their climate perception, perceived risks, and climate information needs.

We invite all interested parties to register at

“[Ateneo de Manila University, through the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability (AIS), now hosts one of the Asia-Pacific hubs of My Climate Risk (MCR).] MCR is a lighthouse activity of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). This aims to develop and mainstream a ‘bottom-up’ approach to regional climate risk, which starts with a better understanding of local contexts and the requirements of decision-makers. Consistent with the aims of MCR, the ADMU Hub wishes to bring people’s experiences on the ground to the fore, and to highlight the perspectives of different stakeholders and sectors on their experiences of climate change and how they are using climate information in addressing climate risks, particularly in Southeast Asia.” (Source)

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