Climate Change Center in Central Luzon Established

 

The newly established CCC at ICCEM Compound, CLSU
The newly established CCC at ICCEM Compound, CLSU

 

The Climate Change Center in Central Luzon has been constructed at the compound of the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) of CLSU through the Institutional Development Grant

program of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR).

Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, ICCEM Director and proponent, said the establishment of the Center at CLSU was purposely to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of students, faculty and staff of the university and all sectors of the society in Central Luzon of the issues on climate change impacts, best practices on climate change adaptation and mitigation measures as well as on disaster risk reduction management.

She added that the Center includes a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Digital Viewing Museum, Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, Information Management and Emergency Response Nook and Amphitheater/ Multipurpose Hall.

 

With the completion of the project, the Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) can perform and conduct its goals and objectives particularly in the conduct of research and training activities as well as for agrotourism purposes particularly in climate change and disaster risk reduction management activities in Central Luzon and nearby environs.

Moreover, the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory will serve as an important facility for the conduct of research and extension activities on climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment and analysis, life cycle assessment and pollution prevention in the various ecosystems.          

 

Likewise, the Amphitheater/Multi-Purpose Hall will serve as a venue of training/seminars and conferences being conducted by the ICCEM on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Management, and Integrated Coastal Resources Management.

A rooftop garden will also be developed and will serve as the one of the attractions in the Center. The Climate Change Center will be inaugurated in June, in time for the Celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.