The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be holding a Forum on Urban Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Strategies (2017 ASEAN Urban Resilience Forum). The Congress will be held on 04-08 December 2017 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The main objective of the Congress is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on strategies and experiences in addressing climate change and urban resilience among ASEAN-member states including their dialogue and development partners. 

Themes and subthemes of the Forum include the following:

1.      Tools and Methodologies for Climate Change Impacts Assessments
         - Risks, Hazards, and Vulnerability Assessment
         - Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Life Cycle Analysis
         - Urban Environment and Natural Resources Accounting and Valuation
         - Institutional Capacity Assessment
         - GIS Remote Sensing for Climate Change Impact Assessment

2.      Urban Resilience and Green Growth Strategies
         - Green Growth Strategies
         - Mass Transport
         - Renewable Energy
         - Green Building or Sustainable Infrastructure
         - Human Settlement and Green Spaces
         - Water Governance and Management
         - Urban Resiliency Assessment and Gender Roles
         - Waste Management Programs
         - Land Use Change

3.      Institutional Structures, Policies and Programs
         - National Policies and Local Urban Initiatives
         - Land Use Planning and Zoning of Urban Areas
         - Green Building Code
         - Energy Fuel Policy

4.     Management Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction
        - Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
        - Disaster Response, Rehabilitation, and Recovery
        - Adaptation Strategies and Coping Mechanisms
        - Development of Financing Facilities for Adaptation
        - Sustainable Financing for Urban Resilience to Climate Change

Applicants must submit an abstract of their research to Submission of abstracts is extended until 29 September 2017. Other guidelines are indicated in the attached brochure and poster.

ORAL PRESENTERS of the Forum are entitled to a full scholarship, i.e., free airfare, accommodation, meals and entrance fees to field trips. For POSTER PRESENTERS, only airfare shall not be covered by the Organizers.

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