The adverse environmental risks and problems the country is facing necessitate a drive for environmental management toward sustainable development. This depends on extensive public awareness and understanding, adoption of new values and changes in attitudes toward the preservation of our natural and agricultural resources.
Responding to the call for conservation and management of the natural environment, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Central Luzon State University proposed the creation of the Environmental Management Institute (EMI). The CLSU Board of Regents approved the establishment of the EMI on March 11, 1997.
However, the complex environmental problems are intensified and aggravated by climate change. To oversee the climate change impacts and adaptation measures locally, regionally and internationally, it was proposed that the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management be integrated in the Institute. On September 21, 2011 at CHED Conference Room, HEDC Building, Quezon City under Board Resolution No. 44-2011, the proposal was approvedand it was named as Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM).
The Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) is a dynamic and world class institute dedicated to lead and provide quality education, research and extension services on the causes and consequences of climate change and provide environmental management in the natural and agricultural resources with options for healthy, sustainable and productive environment.
- To provide environmental education and training for careers in environmental studies.
- To conduct researches on environmental issues and concerns.
- To develop local community into resilient, thriving and sustainable community that is empowered, educated and aware.
- To prepare, produce and distribute instructional materials on environmental issues.
- To offer extension services through dissemination of environmental information for public understanding and awareness.
- To develop partnership with all sectors of the society at the local, national, international levels to address climate change and pursue environmental management.
- To help build resistance to climate change threats using knowledge, tools, technologies and resources that are environment friendly, ethical, sustainable, practical and affordable.
- To develop, improve and package proper and appropriate technologies or management schemes for biodiversity conservation of all ecosystems in the region.
- To spearhead environmental management and conservation activities in the campus and the immediate environs.
- To conduct environmental and social impact assessment in order to monitor development projects or any undertakings which significantly affect the quality of the environment.
- To put up a BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM that shall showcase the diversity of life in the different ecosystems in Region III.
1. Consultancy Services
- Biodiversity Assessment
- Environmental Impact Assessment
2. Non-Formal Education through Capacity Building Activities
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Issues and Concerns
- Local Governance and the Environment
- Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation/ Mitigation Measures
- Integrated Pest Management
3. Extension Activities
- Training/Seminars being conducted
- Disaster Preparedness Seminar
- Biodiversity Conservation
- Waste Management
- Green Technology
- Hydroponics Establishment
- Aquaponics Establishment
- Tree Planting Activities
- Film Showing