Philippine Climate Change Assessment Report

The Philippine Climate Change Assessment (PhilCCA) prepared by Oscar M Lopez Center (OMLC) in partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is a three-volume report synthesizing “scientific information from international and local literature to provide an assessment of climate change for the Philippines and identify gaps in the scientific literature.” The report can serve as a guide for making strategic decisions by utilizing comprehensive information on climate change science. A scientific basis enables decision-makers to develop appropriate actions in response to a changing earth.

Localized climate knowledge is crucial because while climate change is a global issue, its effects to different regions vary. From the assessment, the state of climate science in the country is still in its infancy. Highlighting the need to support on-going local research activities, efforts are underway to fill gaps in knowledge on the effects of climate change. These reports give a thorough scientific view of the current state of knowledge on climate change in the country.

  1. Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis
  2. Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
  3. Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change