In support to the implementation of Project Climate Twin Phoenix, the Climate Change Commission entered into an agreement with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office X for the establishment of CRISP (Climate Change and Disaster Risk Information System for Planning) in the region.
CRISP will support the climate change adaptation-disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR) mainstreaming process as well as support and enhance climate and disaster risk assessments. NEDA X can integrate into the CRISP all other databases and information systems it is operating, and network with critical agencies and local government units in data gathering, identifying issues and concerns on data structures and standards, and harmonizing the system in the partners’ respective knowledge management systems.
The Commission is represented by Secretary Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering, while NEDA Region X is represented by its Director, Engr. Leon M. Dacanay, Jr.
In another development, the Commission has entered into an agreement with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) also in support of Project Climate Twin Phoenix.
One of the outputs of the Project is to enhance the competencies of local government units in mainstreaming climate and disaster risk management into local land use and development planning and regulatory processes. The collaboration between the Commission and HLURB is necessary in the formulation of supplemental guidelines on mainstreaming climate and disaster risks in the comprehensive land use plans (CLUP) with one local government unit in the project area as case study.
The collaboration also aims to enhance capacities of HLURB staff in the use of the supplemental guidelines.
The Commission is represented by Sec. Sering while HLURB is represented by its Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Antonio M. Bernardo.
December 11, 2012