Climate Change is a pressing problem in the Philippines. Being an archipelago composed of small islands in the Pacific Ocean, the country is one of the most affected by climate change. However, our country is one of the poorest in the international arena. It has been a trend for developing countries such as the Philippines to have little or no commitment to CCAM. There is a gap between scientific research and the government policies. Public Policy will define the country’s commitments to the international community. Being one of the countries at high risk from the effects of climate change, creating a public policy will also put our voice in the international arena. It can be a venue to put pressure on non-compliant countries to adhere to a global policy for CCAM.
Public policy is crucial for all nations at this point in time. Public policy for climate change adaptation and mitigation can shape the future of not only a nation but of the whole planet.
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2. Video: Translating Climate Change Science into Public Policy