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Schools were closed for several days as temperatures soared to over 40 degrees Celsius in April and May. Now they are due to reopen after the holidays in July, rather than August, as authorities rework the education calendar to adapt to extreme weather.
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Man rebuilding structure in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan
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The Manobo indigenous community in the Agusan Marshlands of the Philippines live in floating homes able to withstand floods, rising water levels and typhoons. Their way of life could have answers for how to adapt to climate threats.
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Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines, is known for its high seismic activity, having experienced numerous moderate to major earthquakes throughout its history.
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This policy brief discusses the current state of disability representation in the climate negotiations based on observations from the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) held in 2023.
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This policy brief synthesizes the key findings of the Climate Vulnerability Assessment on the Filipino Deaf community conducted under Project SIGND, highlighting challenges faced by the Deaf in the context of climate change.
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This paper looks at the role social capital has played in the survival of an understudied and vulnerable group in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic - the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Typhoon Yolanda).
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This paper evaluates the impacts of compounded tropical cyclones hazards on household income and expenditure in the Philippines, with adjustments in vulnerability representation drawn from local information.
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As soaring temperatures drive thousands of Filipino schools to send pupils home, what is the cost to children's education?
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