QUICK LINKS: Preparing the nation for disasters
The Philippines is branded one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. Climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem. How is the country dealing with these issues? Links below provide more information on policies and programs for disaster readiness and climate change adaptation at the national level.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is the agency tasked to prepare for, and respond to, natural calamities, like typhoons and earthquakes. It also monitors human-induced emergencies, such as armed conflicts and maritime accidents.(Read Fast Facts: The NDRRMC)
Governing laws on disaster management and climate change adaptation
Updates on programs and policies
Hazard maps for planning and risk reduction - using various technologies, different government initiatives have been launched to map areas at risk for various natural hazards so as to enable communities to plan ways to mitigate risks in the face of such hazards.
Early warning mechanisms - a number of initiatives have also been launched so that the public may be warned of danges before a disaster strikes