Philippines, Donor Agencies Launch Disaster Risk, Climate Change Program

The National Economic and Development Authority of the Philippines, AusAID and the United Nations Development Program have launched a program worth 100 million Philippine pesos (USD2.16 million) to promote the inclusion of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation issues in the decision-making processes of local government units, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. The program also aims to bring greater awareness of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at the community level.

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