This is to announce that original copies of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) were received from the IPCC last Sept. 21, 2016. One set of these IPCC AR5 book reports is composed of five (5) sub-book reports with the following sub-book report titles:
- Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis
- Climate Change 2014 - Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (Part A. Global and Sectoral Aspects)
- Climate Change 2014 - Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (Part B. Regional Aspects)
- Climate Change 2014 - Mitigation of Climate Change
- Climate Change 2014 - Synthesis Report
These books were requested by the UPLB Climate and Disaster Risks Studies Center (UPLB-CDRSC) from the IPCC Secretariat through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) based in Geneva, Switzerland and were shipped from the Cambridge University Press in the United Kingdom to the Philippines for free.
One set of these books was donated each to the UPLB University Library and the SESAM Library.
These books are highly recommended as the best sources of reference information on climate change. These can be very useful to the University faculty,researchers and students, and as well as to the various program/project staff who are also engaged in RDE functions.
*Please kindly help in disseminating this information to your respective units/colleges.
The presentations during the First National Food and Nutrition Security Conference can be downloaded from the Scribd account of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension. Click here to proceed.
The presentations available are the following:
1. Sharing the harvest: partnerships for food security by V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Deputy Director-General of IRRI.
2. From Farm to Table to Farm: Issues in Food and Nutrition Security by Dr. Paul Teng, Senior Fellow (Food Security), S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Centre for non-Traditional Security Studies; Principal Officer, National Institute of Education; and Senior Fellow, SEARCA.
3. Governance of Delivery Systems on Food and Nutrition Security by Ms. Amparo C. Ampil of the Food Agriculture and Fisheries Division, Policy Research Service, Department of Agriculture.
4. Issues on Consumer Protection by Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano, Director of the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
5. Methodologies for Assessing Food and Nutrition Security was presented by Ms. Hygeia Ceres Catalina B. Gawe, Chief of Nutrition Surveillance of the National Nutrition Council.
Sustainable management of natural resources and environment is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century and beyond. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaffirm the need to achieve sustainable development by promoting economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance, including peace and security. Natural Resources Management (NRM) is at the core of achieving SDGs. In this international conference, knowledge and experiences on mainstreaming Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) in sustainable development will be shared among academics, researchers, and practitioners in environment and natural resources management.
Objectives of the Conference:
The international conference aims to:
- Facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences on INREM among stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region;
- Synthesize knowledge on INREM of lake and river basins, landscapes and seascapes, small islands, and rural-urban areas; and
- Establish a network among INREM stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Lake and river basin
- Landscapes and seascapes
- Small islands
- Rural-urban linkages
Focus of Paper and Poster Presentations:
- Policy and Governance
- Socio-economic Analysis
- Biophysical Assessment
- Pollution and Environmental Degradation
- Waste Management
- Human Settlements
- Indigenous Knowledge System
Expected Outputs from the Conference
The following are the expected outputs of the conference:
- Synthesis of knowledge and practice of INREM in Southeast Asia (SEA) to be published in a special issue of the Ecosystems and Development Journal, a publication of the College of Forestry, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna
- INREM declaration that will address current and future issues and problems on natural resources and environmental degradation in the SEA region
- Regular platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing among INREM stakeholders in SEA to advance the discipline and practice of INREM
- 31 August 2016 – Deadline of online submission of abstracts for paper and poster presentations
- 30 September 2016 – Release of notice of acceptance
- 15 December 2016 – Deadline of submission of full paper for accepted abstracts
- 21-23 February 2017 – 1st International Conference on Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management
See you at the conference!