How can the way Filipinos are coping with extreme climate change-related weather and disasters inform the rest of the world about response and resilience?
(PRWEB) February 28, 2018
When it comes to climate change, the Philippines is one of the world's most vulnerable countries. The Philippines has always been buffeted by typhoons, but scientists believe that because of climate change, they are increasing in force and frequency. Indeed, five out of ten of the country's worst storms on record have occurred since 2006. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the deadliest of all so far, took the lives of over 6,000 people and caused $2 billion of damage.
How can the way Filipinos are coping with extreme climate change-related weather and disasters inform the rest of the world about response and resilience? How is the encroaching threat of climate change reshaping culture, politics and even faith in these island communities? How can the claim of economic prosperity be reconciled with the equally valid claim of sustainability and conservation?
Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program is accepting applications for a one-week site visit to Manila the week of October 22, 2018 to explore how climate change is affecting Philippine society. Eligible applicants should be from East Asia or the United States, under 40 years old, and with a demonstrated interest in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and/or climate change.
The deadline for applications is March 16, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/news/announcements/2018-05-02-call-for-applications-for-manila-philippines-fact-finding-trip-october-2018
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