Climate change & poverty are. “The two defining challenges of this century.”. There is hardly anything the Philippines can do to prevent climate change. Our survival chance is to focus on reducing poverty. 2. RP’s adaptive potential. Indicated by S&T performance and National progress.
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“The two defining challenges
of this century.”
There is hardly anything the Philippines can do to prevent climate change.
Our survival chance is to focus
on reducing poverty.
Indicated by S&T performance
and National progress
S&T performance is measured by number
of papers published in peer-reviewed international journals (valid publication).
Or ISI-indexed or covered in:
Science Citation Index(3,770 journals)
Social Sciences Citation Index (2,700)
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1,470)
of properly published studies
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008
of doing research
Project report or thesis
Newsletters & proceedings articles
Entire department is the unit of change.
For training faculty of other universities,
which in turn will provide better prepared teachers at secondary and primary levels.
Graduate degree: indicator of capability.
Valid publication: indicator ofperformance.
Other public expenditure can be postponed,
but delaying measures to mitigate climate impacts “is a high-risk, high-cost option.”
Decisions on appointments, funding, and performance should be based on objective assessment.
We should be prepared and do what must be done. We hardly have better alternatives.