Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines: Investing in Climate & Disaster Resilience

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The 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. The project was launched on January 24, 2018.

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 undertakes new trans-disciplinary resilience action research, promotes capacity building of resilience scientists and practitioners, strengthens public-private partnerships for resilience, and informs the resilience plans of cities.

To inquire about the CCARPH project, please send a message to Dr. Emma E. Porio ( of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines.