Dr. Emma Porio named to expert panel on climate change

October 18, 2021

Dr.Emma Porio, a professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, joins 15 other people on the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC). The NPTE will serve as an advisory body on matters related to climate change, green technologies, and disaster risk reduction measures.

The multidisciplinary panel includes experts from the fields of environment and health, engineering, and economics. Created in 2009, it aims to consolidate disaster risk reduction measures into the country’s climate change, development, and poverty reduction plans.  The term of the new panel will end in 2023.

“They represent various regions of the country and are doing practical work on the ground, and thus aware of what is going on at the grassroots level,” said Carlos Dominguez, the commission’s chairperson- designate.

Porio is also the project leader and principal investigator of the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines project, co-director of the Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience, and a science research fellow at the Manila Observatory.  She is the president of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA) as well as of the International Sociological Association, Clinical/Sociology Division (2019-2023).


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