About CCaR

In June 2011, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded a total of $12.5 million dollars to five research teams under the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC).

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Project Overview

Many low-lying coastal, river-delta mega-cities, already stressed by rapid population growth and economic, social, health and cultural difficulties, are now increasingly vulnerable due to climate change.

The objective of the Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities Program is to develop the knowledge base and enhance the capacity of mega-cities to successfully adapt to and cope with risks posed by the effects of climate change, including sea level rise, in the context of urban growth and development.

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CCaR Researchers in Manila Win Academic Awards

Coastal Cities at Risk researchers in Manila have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to research at Ateneo de Manila University:

Justin See, a CCaR MA Sociology and Anthropology Scholar working with Dr. Emma Porio in the Social Sector Team, was recognized for his outstanding dissertation.  Justin’s masteral thesis, entitled,”Assessing Social Vulnerability to Flooding in Metro Manila using Principal Component Analysis” was awarded the Most Outstanding M.A. Thesis Award at the 4th School of Social Sciences Graduate Research Colloquium held on 15 April 2016.

Kendra Gotangco and several members of the Social,Physical and Organizational Sector Teams were given the Loyola Schools Publication Award by the Publications Review Committee of the Ateneo de Manila University.  The publication, entitled, “Quantifying Resilience to Flooding among Households and Local Government Units using System Dynamics: A Case Study in Metro Manila” was featured in the Journal of Flood Risk Management with vital support from Dr. Slobodan Simonovic.

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