Adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risks.
Why is CDRA important?
Climate and disaster risks are required to be integrated into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
Climate change can worsen the present natural hazards that threaten the local government. This may increase the risks and impacts of disasters.
The Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment is a 6-step process to determine priority decision areas in the local government territory. It mainly integrates with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan process in Ste 4: Analyze the Situation.
Through the CDRA, the succeeding steps of the CLUP may be directed to prioritize decision areas, in alignment with the vision.
Priority decision areas are locations that are threatened by natural hazards and can be more vulnerable and at risk of disasters with the changing climate.
What is the step about?
The main output of the Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment is the identification of priority decision areas.
In analyzing the situation (CLUP Step 4), climate and disaster risks can influence land demand and land supply.
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How does it look like in my Tiwi experience?
- We had a separate CCA-DRRM sectoral study, which was integrated into the different CLUP steps in Volume 1.
- Because of time and resource constraints, our CDRA was less detailed than the prescribed methodology. For example, our exposure database was at the barangay-level.
Top suggestions for LGU planners for this CLUP step
- Prioritize assessing the related hazards of past disasters and how climate change can affect these. There are web-based platforms for climate and disasters that can help you start.
- Share your exposure database among LGU offices. Acknowledge the influence of political differences.
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