CCC, RARE’s second Month of the Ocean webinar to focus on climate impacts on local coastal communities

May 24, 2021 Monday

MANILA, 24 May 2021 — For the second part of the “Climate Change is Changing our Coastal and Marine Ecosystems” webinar organized by the Climate Change Commission (CCC)  and RARE Philippines, marine experts and local government officials will discuss how the climate is changing in the country – and specifically how this impacts on local coastal communities.
The webinar will air on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 1:00 PM via Facebook Live at and
The upcoming webinar will feature experts including Dr. Julie Mae P. Dado from the Regional Climate Systems Laboratory of the Manila Observatory; Prof. Jessica D. Bercilla from the University of the Philippines-Visayas; and Vice Mayor Alfredo M. Coro II from municipality of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte to discuss the current and observed climate change data in Philippine coasts, mainstreaming risk assessment in planning, and climate change data gaps and challenges from the local government perspective.
On May 18, the first of the three-part webinar was held with scientists from the CCC’s National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) and the UP Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) sharing their studies to build awareness on how the climate is changing the country’s marine and coastal ecosystems.
For this session, the spotlight will be on local communities who are situated at the forefront of climate impacts and action.
The three-part webinar series aims to provide the public a broader understanding of the importance of science and data for informed policies on oceans. This is aligned with the overall goal of the United Nations Decade of the Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) with the theme, “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want.”

For more information about the Climate Change is Changing our Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, visit the Facebook pages of the Climate Change Commission and RARE Philippines.