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8th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) Webinar 4: Environmental Resilience and Climate Change and Closing Program

The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. The 8th APPC will feature the theme “#CloseTheGap: Accelerate Post-pandemic Recovery through Social Justice” in a four-part webinar series.

This fourth and last webinar in the series happened on September 22, from 9:00 to 11:30 am, via Zoom, featured the topic “Environmental Resilience and Climate Change”. Through esteemed local and international speakers, this session answered the following questions:

  • How can we address the welfare of the most susceptible groups, including cultural minorities, to shocks?
  • How can we build safe and sustainable communities with reduced vulnerabilities among the poor and marginalized groups?
  • How can the government provide equitable access to safe and sustainable communities given vast differences in social, physical, and economic determinants?


Presentation of Ms. Floradema Eleazar, EnP, Team Leader, Climate Action Team, United Nations Development Programme Philippines

Presentation of Dr. Rodel Lasco, Executive Director, Oscar M. Lopez Center, and Former Country Manager, International Council for Research in Agroforestry

Presentation of Dr. Nathaniel Von Einsiedel, Fellow, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners