CCC’s National Panel of Technical Experts to hold forum on PH climate-induced risks

November 22, 2022 Tuesday

MANILA, 22 November 2022 — The Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) will conduct the 11th NPTE Forum, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 with a focused discussion on climate-induced risks for the Philippines and how the risks can be managed, minimized, or avoided.

This year’s NPTE Forum will stimulate discussions among national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and relevant stakeholders to address the gaps, and recommend concrete action points to address the various climate risks.

The forum will be led by NPTE members: Dr. Doracie Zoleta-Nantes (Chairperson), Dr. Eduardo Mangaoang (Co-Chair), Dr. Susan Mercado (Co-Chair), Dr. Emma Porio (Co-chair), Dr. Jihan Adil, Dr. Nathaniel Alibuyog, Dr. Zenaida Andrade, Dr. Wilfredo Campos, Dr. Gay Defiesta, Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, Dr. Jimmy Masagca, Dr. Richard Muallil, Dr. Patricia Ann Sanchez, Engineer Meriam Santillan, Dr. Encarnacion Emilia Yap, and Dr. Maria Angela Zafra.

Discussions on the forum will focus on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, overview of loss and damage scenario in the Philippines, and the 10 leading climate-induced risks identified by NPTE members: rising sea levels; coastal erosion; flooding; increasing frequency and severity of tropical cyclones; extreme drought; temperature increase and rising urban heat index; extreme rainfall; climate-influenced diseases; changing wind patterns, and biodiversity loss.

Started in 2017, the NPTE Forum encourages knowledge exchange  among members of the academe, local government units, youth, business and industry, civil society, gender- and faith-based groups, and the general public on climate change-related issues, policies, and practices through plenary presentations and open discussions.

The 11th NPTE Forum coincides with the commemoration of the 15th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week (CCC Week 2022).

With the theme “Sama-samang Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Nagbabagong Klima,” CCC Week 2022 draws together various climate change and environment stakeholders in the Philippines in a collective push toward transforming climate change commitments into action for a climate-smart and climate-resilient Philippines.

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 1667 s. 2008, the CCC spearheads the annual observance of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week every November 19th to 25th, aimed at raising consciousness on addressing the impacts of the changing climate.

For more information about the 11th NPTE Forum and CCC Week 2022, visit the social media accounts of the CCC using @CCCPhl or visit its website at