The Climate Change Center is one of the four pioneering Centers which was created in 2016 by the CTU Administration as a primary research arm of the University mandated to perform various functions including the following spearhead research, development, and extension activities that will establish improved scientific knowledge, and understanding on climate change and its consequences to natural ecosystems and human lives, assist in the integration of various issues and concerns on climate change to the curricular programs of CTU systems and the various schools in Central Visayas; develop and promote alternative mitigating and adaptation measures particularly for the poor and most vulnerable sector of our population, and come up with policy recommendations relative to climate change mitigation and adaptation with the local government units (LGUs) as a prime partner in the climate change project implementation.
To become the leading center for climate change in research and development in the region.
To improve knowledge and understanding of climate change and its consequences, and develop appropriate options for mitigation and adaptation through interdisciplinary research, development, and extension, and integrate these into the global, national, and local contexts for sustainable development.
To produce scientific-based knowledge and information on climate change through research for a better understanding of how the climate system works and its impacts on the natural and social systems;
To generate alternative climate change mitigation and adaptation options through technological, behavioral and policy innovations and robust decision-support tools;
To promote a high level of awareness on the key issues on climate change and options for mitigation and adaptation for a better-informed decision making of various stakeholders;
To collaborate with other academic institutions, state, national, and international organizations to study topical climate change-related problems.
To spearhead research, development, and extension activities that will establish improved scientific knowledge, and understanding on climate change and its consequences to natural ecosystems and human lives;
To develop and promote alternative mitigating and adaptation measures particularly for the poor and most vulnerable sector of our population;
To assist in the integration of various issues and concerns on climate change to the curricular programs of CTU systems and the various schools in Central Visayas;
To come up with policy recommendations relative to climate change mitigation and adaptation with the local government units (LGUs) as a prime partner in the climate change project implementation.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The center was created in March 2016 with its first director Mydah F. Kabinque who was appointed as center director two months after the creation in June 2016. For two years the center is purely operating on community extension activities. In 2018, the Center shall focus not only on extension activities but also in the conduct of research as proposed by the Vice President for Research and Development. Hence, the Center shall operate as a research-based institution. For this very reason, the pioneering center director resigned from her position in June 2018. In January 2019, the present director took office as the Climate Change Center Director up to the present. The Center has five research grants from the General Appropriation Act (GAA) for 2021. In 2020, the center was also a recipient of one GAA-funded research project which was completed in in the same year.
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