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UP Manila calls for awareness on climate change issues

posted Aug 21, 2009, 4:06 AM by James Garrison
Manila, August 17, 2009 -- The University of the Philippines Manila College of Arts and Sciences is joining the call for an immediate and collective effort to mitigate the grave effects of global climate change as it holds its conference on Global Climate Change on October 22 to 23, 2009 at the Pearl Garden Hotel, Ermita, Manila.

With the theme β€œThe Science and Social Impact of Global Climate Change: A Philippine Setting,” the conference will highlight the effects of global climate change to different natural and social resources and development initiatives.

With renowned authorities as speakers on the environmental, social, legal and other aspects of global climate change, the conference will benefit individuals and organizations in the academe, research, development policy, environmental and natural sciences, and advocacy.

Aside from the plenary sessions, the conference has parallel sessions which will serve as a venue for presentation of research studies completed by various organizations. The parallel sessions will discuss Energy and Environment; Society; and Health.

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The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the liberal arts unit of UP Manila, the Health Sciences Center. CAS holds the distinction of being a Center of Development for its BS Biology program. The College also administers natural and social sciences programs and provides general education courses to the health science programs of the University. For more information about UP Manila, you may log on to