The Albay Sustainable Development Guidebook is the product of two-year research conducted by Manila Observatory scientists in partnership with Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings Inc. and the provincial government of Albay.
Analysis of land use and land use change, hazard & vulnerability mapping and climate change projections were completed in the municipalities of Tiwi and Malinao. Tiwi and Malinao are vulnerable to hazards such as ﬂooding, temperature increase and sea level rise.
The handbook details understandable guidelines, maps and tools for local government ofﬁcials for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation that Albay can use in its planning and development. Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, a United Nations Champion in Disaster Risk Reduction, hailed it as a tool in building the capacity of Albay in terms of managing the risks of disasters and climate change.