ASSESSMENT OF VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PHILIPPINES COASTAL RESOURCES SECTOR
Author(s)Rosa T. Perez
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AbstractThis paper describes the studies performed on the vulnerability and adaptation of the Philippine coastal resources sector to climate change. The analysis is done by looking at the impacts on the coastal areas of the present climate variability and expected impacts of future climate changes, especially on the valuable ecosystems such as coral reefs and mangroves. Present and future response measures in the context of sustainable development are also presented. The emphasis is centered on community participation in the implementation of adaptation options. It is seen that information, education and communication campaign will play a vital role in bridging the gap between policy makers and the people. 1.