Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Building Disaster-Resilient Communities - A book review

by Yeb Sano

"The wonderful quality of human beings is that we can overcome even absolute terror, and we do."
-- Isabel Allende

My real baptism into the disaster risk reduction advocacy literally involved a torrent of water. On November 29, 2004, as Typhoon Winnie unleashed its might, the torrential rains started heaving at noontime and with scarcely any let up, it carried on into the dead of the night.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Climate Change Adaptation is our National Imperative

by Yeb Sano

Climate Change is the most serious and most pervasive threat facing humanity today. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the highest scientific body responsible for evaluating the causes and risks of climate change, affirmed in its Fourth Assessment Report that the “warming of the earth’s climate system is unequivocal” and that this warming is attributed to the dramatic rise in human-induced greenhouse gas emissions since the mid 20th-century.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Be careful of the carrots that you eat

by Yeb Sano. July 7, 2010

Statement/Closing Remarks on the occasion of the presentation of the Report “Financing Adaptation, Funding Chaos: the State of Climate Finance in the Philippines” organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) and Oxfam.