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UPLB Climate Change and Disaster Risk Studies Center


A world-class research center that provides science-based knowledge for building climate resilient communities.


Develop national and local climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate resilient agriculture, environment, natural resources and communities.

Historical Background

The Philippines is among the Asian countries that are vulnerable to climate change impacts. It ranked sixth among the 170 countries in terms of vulnerability to climate change and is classified under extreme risks. All the regions of the Philippines fall under the top quartile of the regions that are most vulnerable to climate change due to its exposure to numerous climate hazards like tropical cyclones, floods, landslides, rising temperature, more erratic rainfall, more intense typhoons, sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and droughts. An average of 20 typhoons enter the country annually with increasing intensity. The big challenge to the research community is to develop and inform stakeholders about science-based climate change adaptation strategies for them to be able to respond to these emerging environmental problems. In response to this, UPLB initiated the UPLB Interdisciplinary Program on Climate Change (UPLB IdPCC) through Administrative Order No. 69, Series of 2007 of the Office of the Chancellor.

On its 7th year, Chancellor Rex Victor O. Cruz issued an Admin¬istrative Order No. 140, Series of 2013, mandating the UPLB IdPCC to develop a program proposal for its elevation into a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Studies Center (CCDRSC).



Program and Thrusts

Current Activities and Services


UPLB-CDRSC Coordinator

College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines