Our Work

As a multi-disciplinary network of institutions and organizations with a long track record in development work in various sectors – health, disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation, food security, environment, agriculture, and appropriate science and technology – and with strong cooperative efforts with communities and people’s organizations, the CCNCI aims to contribute to efforts to mainstream climate change education and responses, and to support comprehensive, scientific, people-based strategies and approaches that address the particular impact of climate change on the country.

Toward this end, the CCNCI will work for the following:

1. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary adaptation strategies and disaster risk reduction programs are integrated in the development agenda and efforts of organizations, peoples, and communities.

a.Advocacy – Promote among organizations, institutions, people’s organizations and individuals to integrate climate change awareness and disaster risk reduction in their agenda, programs, and overall work. This includes organizing disaster preparedness committees, ensuring health disaster preparedness and response (first aid, common diseases, psychosocial processing), preparing food stocks, among others.

b.Education and Capacity Building – Develop education modules that would explain the scientific and societal roots of the problem of climate change and people’s vulnerabilities, and promote comprehensive, scientific, and people-based responses, and enable them to develop the necessary mechanisms, plans and measures to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation in their work.

c.Develop and promote the concept of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, scientific, and people-based response to climate change and disasters.

2. Innovative approaches, projects, and social enterprises that enhance the preparedness and adaptation of peoples and communities are developed and promoted.

a.Set-up, manage, and generate resources for community-based social enterprises that address people’s needs while enhancing their preparedness for disasters.

b.Promote community-managed diversified, integrated farming systems, food production and processing to ensure food security and the availability of buffer food stocks during disasters.

3. The particular impact of climate change on the economic, political and social conditions of the people in an archipelagic country such as the Philippines – which is backward, agricultural [developing or underdeveloped], and disaster-prone– are analyzed and scientific approaches, projects and programs are developed to address this.

a.Gather studies on the particular impact of climate change on the country and the different sectors, and build on these by conducting deepening researches to develop scientifically-based approaches, projects, programs, adjustments and responses to climate change.

b.Develop a database and resource center on technologies, community-based initiatives, researchers and studies, best practices and innovative strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and disaster response.

c.Research and development on innovative approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

4. Community-based initiatives for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction are developed and promoted.

a.Generate resources for community-based initiatives for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

b.Build eco-villages.

c.Promote the best practices in community-based initiatives in developing disaster resilience.

5. The strategies and responses of governments, agencies, institutions, organizations, and communities to climate change are comprehensive, scientific, and people-based.

a.Critique and influence government policies and responses to climate change and disasters.

b.Engage national and local governments in implementing programs and projects for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

c.Develop and promote the concept of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, scientific, and people-based response to climate change and disasters.

d.Come up with statements and positions on issues related to climate change, mitigation and adaptation strategies, disaster response and risk reduction.