Policy development for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management in Iligan City, Isabela [Philippines]
Tongson, E.E. | Balderama, O.F. | Trogo-Pantola, R.
Local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines are at the forefront in implementing disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in their respective localities. The country's legal framework on DRRM and CCA initiatives in their respective localities. The country's legal framework on DRRM and CCA devolves to LGUs the responsibility to prepare and integrate CCA and DRRM into local plans and policies. However, LGU compliance has not matched the advancement in policy due to the LGU's lack of capacities. CCA and DRRM are multidisciplinary undertakings that require a range of actors and expertise to provide scientific evidence to policy making. The Abuan Integrated Watershed Management Project implemented in Ilagan City, Isabela, Philippines demonstrates how bottom-up-self-initiated CCA and DRRM strategies had been adopted and replicated by the Ilagan City government through policy outcomes. The tools available (i.e., light detection and ranging in Community-Based Monitoring Systems) helped to recalibrate local CCA and DRRM plans toward greater transparency and accountability. The pilot introduction of ICT-enabled crop and weather advisories have demonstrated great promise for modernizing agriculture; however, such feat would require an enabling policy environment in the ICT sector in order to stimulate growth, and accordingly benefit the agriculture sector.Show more [+] Less [-]
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