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PhilCCA Secure Web Portal

  1. 1. PhilCCA Secure Web Portal The Philippine Climate Change Assessment (PhilCCA) Secure WebPortal was created to facilitate the communication and exchange of materials among members of the PhilCCA Team. This Portal also archives the references that will be used to produce the outputs of PhilCCA. 1. Background of PhilCCA The Philippines, as a mega-diverse country, is one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Projected changes in precipitation, temperature, intensity of tropical cyclones and frequency of extreme weather events pose threat to the country’s development prospects and could worsen the vulnerability of our poorer communities. The Philippines is also one of the most disaster-prone countries worldwide mainly due to climate-related disasters. As climate change is expected to exacerbate extreme events such as heavy precipitation and tropical cyclones, considerable efforts would be required to prepare the country in dealing with the impacts of climate change. It is important that we have a scientific basis to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic consequences of climate change, and to formulate realistic response strategies. At the international level, the IPCC is a recognized scientific body providing the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. To come up with more robust scientific assessments for the country, Filipino Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientists must take the lead in crafting the Philippine Climate Change Assessment. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is the sole policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change while the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center)’s mission is to become a leading catalyst for generating science-based solutions to climate-related risks and disasters in the developing world. With the shared commitment of helping the Filipinos cope with the impacts of climate change, a strategic partnership between CCC and OML Center lay the foundation of the PhilCCA through the expertise and support of the Filipino IPCC scientists. 2. Objectives of the PhilCCA Patterned from IPCC, the main objective of PhilCCA is to provide an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change focusing in the Philippines. It is composed of three working groups: WG I: The Physical Science Basis WG II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability WG III: Mitigation of Climate Change
  2. 2. 3. Expected Outputs Major Outputs: Three working group reports, synthesis report and summary for policy-makers Information materials such as brochures, bulletins, flyers, and policy-briefs Press releases Dedicated WebPages on the CCC and OML Center websites Stronger network of Filipino Scientists Timeline ACTIVITY TIMELINE 1. RWs draft chapter/sections (based on available information) September –December 2013 2. OML Center develop a PhilCCA secure web portal for archiving of reference materials and exchange of information October 2013 3. RWs submit First-order draft (FOD) for each Chapter of TS December 2013 4. Review of FOD by Coordinating Lead Authors, Chapter Lead Authors, and Technical Support Staff January 2014 5. RWs submit Second-order draft (SOD) for each Chapter of TS February 2014 6. Review of SOD by Coordinating Lead Authors and Technical Support Staff March 2014 7. RWs submit Third-order draft (TOD) for each Chapter of TS April 2014 8. Drafting of the SPM by RWs, CLA, Chapter Lead Authors with support from TS April - May 2014 9. Review of the SPM June 2014 10. Redrafting SPM and TS July 2014 11. RWs submit final draft of WG reports (including layout and printing) August 2014 12. Presentation (E-Launch) at the 3rd National Climate Conference September 2014 13. Presentation (Launch and distribution of copies) at the Climate Change Consciousness Week November 2014
  3. 3. 4. Process While Filipino IPCC scientists will take the lead in PhilCCA, three researcher-writers will be hired to assist each working group which will be composed of ideally five IPCC scientists. Experts maybe invited in consultation with other IPCC scientists, the OML Center and the CCC. Meetings and workshops will be organized to support the process and preparations of the assessment reports and other target outputs. CCC and OML Center will co-share in the resources to assure smooth implementation and success of the PhilCCA. Other organizations are welcome to support this endeavour. 5. Timeline Activity First Scoping Meeting Agree on the timeline, procedure and deliverables Solicit commitment from the experts Identify composition of each working group Approve the TOR of researcher-writer Identify the roles and responsibilities of experts, CCC, OML Center and other organizations that will be involved Hire researcher-writers Working group meetings and writing of the reports Revision/completion of the reports Design, layout and final edits Printing/publication and uploading on the website Date June 21, 2013 July 2013 July-October2013 November-December 2013 January-February 2014 February-March 2014