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)

India

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

Philippines

Andy Nelson University of Twente
Anton Eitzinger International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT

Colombia

Antonio Donato Nobre National Institute for Space Research

Brazil

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

Philippines

Arnold Elepano College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
Bas Amelung Environmental Systems Analysis group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Netherlands

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

Philippines

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

Australia

Célio Cardoso UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF SANTA CATARINA - UDESC

Brazil

Charlotte Kendra Gotangco Department of Environmental Science Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)

Philippines

Chenyang Lian Fair Isaac Corporation
Dakila Aquino Chow University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards Center

Philippines

Daniel Scott

Canada

Danilo Dy UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
David Tarboton
Dominique Cagalanan World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Philippines
Donald Nelson
Dulce Elazegui
Ebinezer Florano
Fredolin Tangang
Gerry Bagtasa

Philippines

Glenn Q. Tabios III
Gwyneth Howell

Australia

Ilan Kelman
Irasema Alcantara-ayala
Ivica Milevski Associate professor of the Faculty of Sciences in Skopje
Jake Rom Cadag Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman

Philippines

James Lambert University of Virginia
James Bonta United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service

United States

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

Philippines

José Miguel Azañón Hernández Full Professor in the Geodynamics Department of the Granada University.

Spain

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

Australia

Karl Vergel
Kenneth Crowther Research Fellow, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection Research Assistant Professor, Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia

United States

Krishna Shrestha
Laura David Chair, Technical Committee for Marine Science, Commission on Higher Education

Philippines

Lena Partzsch Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Leo Kris Palao International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Philippines

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

China

Lilibeth Acosta University of the Philippines Los Banos

Germany

Lisa Hiwasaki
Luz Adriana Cuartas National Institute for Space Research
Luz Adriana Cuartas CEMADEN
Luz Adriana Cuartas CEMADEN

Colombia

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

Philippines

Maurice Duka UP Los Banos

Philippines

Nathaniel Bantayan College of Forestry and Natural Resources University of the Philippines Los Baños

Philippines

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

Germany

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

Canada

Ralf Toumi Department of Physics Imperial College London
Raymond Rodolfo Ateneo De Manila University, Department of Environmental Science

Philippines

Rex Cruz
Richard Guthrie Senior Principal, Director Geohazards and Geomorphology Stantec

Canada

Rico Ancog
Rolando Cruz

Philippines

Romeo Gilbuena Woodlands Consultants Inc.

Philippines

Romeo Gilbuena Woodfields Consultants Inc.

Philippines

Rosa Perez

Philippines

Saro Lee Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea
Shervan Gharari Global Institute for Water Security
Soora Naresh Kumar
Unni Eidsvig

Norway

Victoria Espaldon School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos
Yacov Haimes Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

United States

Yue Gu

China

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