ISSN 2467-6926

A project of

Aims and Scope

The journal aims to publish double-blind peer-reviewed papers on all aspects and intersections of climate, disasters, and development, and their interaction.

As policy makers, development workers, and the general public become more keenly aware of the rising risks posed by climate hazards and disasters and their impacts on national development, the journal provides a forum for the presentation of recent research findings on these topics and their management implications. It is aimed not only for researchers, but at anyone concerned with national development amidst climate risks and disasters.

CDD Journal is a project of the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization based in the Philippines. The Center is dedicated to promoting a resilient society, able to cope and prosper in the midst of climate-related risks and disasters by generating science-based solutions in the area of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

Research areas include:

(Click major themes below to expand the list)
  • Advances in climate science
    • Climate dynamics and modelling
    • Climate prediction/weather forecasting
    • Atmospheric physics, oceanography
    • Hazards and hotspots mapping
    • Regional and downscaled scenarios for climate change variability
    • GIS and remote-sensing
  • Climate change and ecosystems
    • Climate change impacts in ecosystems
    • Ecosystem-based adaptation and mitigation
    • Integrated ecosystem-based management
    • Biodiversity and climate change
    • Climate dynamics and modelling
  • Climate-response sectors
    • Adaptation in sectors and systems
    • Adaptation strategies for policy and planning
    • Vulnerability of sectors to climate change
    • Climate-responsive sectors (e.g. forestry, agriculture, health and infrastructure)
    • Economics and financial studies
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment and management
    • Monitoring, assessments and early warning
    • Exposure, risk and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
    • Strategies on flood and watershed management
    • DRR/M and urban areas
    • Vulnerability, risk and adaptation assessment
    • DRR and emergency response
  • Capacity building and development
    • Capacity building strategies for adaptation
    • Understanding resilience and adaptation
    • Communication, knowledge management, policy advocacy
    • Strengthening capacities of vulnerable communities
    • Community-based DRR/M
    • Education and DRR
    • Capacity building and science-policy linkages

Message from the Editor-In-Chief

Editorial Staff

Perlyn Pulhin-Yoshida
Managing Editor

Ana Veronica S. Gabriel
Associate Managing Editor

Support Team

Perpilili Vivienne Tiongson
Editorial Adviser

Arianna Lim
Communications Support

Jan Daniel Belmonte
Layout Artist

Pool of Reviewers

Name Country
Abha Chhabra Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)


Agnes de Jesus
Analiza Solis Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) - Department of Science and Technology (DOST)


Andy Nelson
Anton Eitzinger International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT


Ariel Blanco Department of Geodetic Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman
Arnold Salvacion Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos


Arnold Elepano
Bas Amelung Environmental Systems Analysis group, Wageningen University, Netherlands


Canesio Predo
Carlos Primo David Environment Monitoring Laboratory, National Institute of Geological Sciences University of the Philippines Diliman


Carol Farbotko Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia


Daniel Scott


Dominique Cagalanan World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Philippines
Donald Nelson
Dulce Elazegui
Ebinezer Florano
Fredolin Tangang
Gerry Bagtasa


Glenn Q. Tabios III
Gwyneth Howell


Ilan Kelman
Irasema Alcantara-ayala
Jake Rom Cadag Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman


JC Gaillard
Jojene Santillan Caraga Center for Geo-informatics, Caraga State University, Butuan City
Jon Altamirano Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines


Juan Pulhin
Julian Gonsalves Senior Adviser, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Julie Otadoy
Karen McNamara


Karl Vergel
Krishna Shrestha
Laura David


Leo Kris Palao
Likun AI Director, International Programme Office(IPO), Third Pole Environment (TPE), Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


Lilibeth Acosta University of the Philippines Los Banos


Lisa Hiwasaki
Maria Ana Quimbo
Marie Danielle Guillen GIZ Transport and Climate Change and TRANSfer Projects/ Ateneo de Manila University
Mario Aurelio


Maurice Duka
Noralene Uy Asian Development Bank
Paul Desanker United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


Rachel Dodds Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University, Canada


Ralf Toumi Department of Physics Imperial College London
Rex Cruz
Richard Guthrie Senior Principal, Director Geohazards and Geomorphology Stantec


Rico Ancog
Rolando Cruz


Rosa Perez


Sandra Catane Professor, National Institute of Geological Sciences, College of Science, UP Diliman


Soora Naresh Kumar
Unni Eidsvig


Victoria Espaldon School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos
Vijith H Sr. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University Sarawak


Yue Gu


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