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2009news Clip: Civil Society Meet Over Climate Change Concerns

Written by: Laure , Raniel Monday, 05 October 2009 ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) — Representatives of civil society here gathered last Friday to respond to growing concerns on climate change.
Mark Cervantes, program officer of Disaster Risk Reduction under Ecoweb Inc., said “civil society will be joining the worldwide call to prioritize the enforcement of environmental protection policies.”
Cervantes bared that Global Climate Risk Index ranks the Philippine archipelago as fourth in terms of risk and vulnerability to climate change impacts, thus its essential for us to be part in a global action though we will be drumbeating local movements.”
Cervantes added that 50 of our country’s 80 provinces are predicted by scientists to experience the effect of one-meter sea level rise based on research.
“The Asian Development Bank says that the Philippines, along with Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia will experience a decline in rice productivity by as much as 40 percent to 75 percent by th…