Mindoro Oriental Mindoro provincial government personnel attends a training session on climate change preparedness. Photo courtesy of Or. Mindoro PIO

Or. Mindoro ‘prepared’ for climate change challenges

June 15, 2022 Jojo C. Magsombol 295 views

ORIENTAL MINDORO – The province of Oriental Mindoro is now “prepared” after provincial government officials, staff, and representatives from various towns underwent a four-day training session to learn about the “Climate Vulnerability and Risk Information System” (CVRIS)

The CVRIS will provide more knowledge about the impending dangers in the province caused by climate change.

CVRIS is a digital tool that will help to plan “continuously and effectively” and provide reliable and timely planning data for the province’s preparedness for climate change.

At the training attended by hundreds of officials and staff of the concerned government agency, climate change factors were discussed, especially the environmental impact and how to prepare for it.

Also, the system of gathering the necessary data on the climate, social, economic, and agricultural (data) of the province is now highly prioritized to study the level of risk caused by climate change facing the province today.

These hazards include flooding and drought – which can be predicted or measured where they can happen.

The system developed by the Global Green Growth Institute Philippines in collaboration with an artificial intelligence company and data analysis experts funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), CVRIS aims to use geospatial analysis and mapping of various sets of data.

It is part of the multi-year “Climate Resilient and Inclusive Green Growth” project that was approved under the current administration of Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor.

“As a civil servant, CVRIS training is important to develop my knowledge of using modern methods of recording and inventorying data related to climate change,” said Pinamalayan MPDC Officer Virgilio King, one of the participants.