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

Message from the Executive Director

Editorial Team

Darell S. Sison
Managing Editor

Maria Eliniesa A. Lucas
Editorial Assistant

Katherine Mae Sarmiento
Communications Support

Pool of Reviewers

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