Climate Change is likely to adversely affect the
Philippines whose economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural
resources. Knowledge of possible future climate will enable
decision-making on adaptation measures and strategies both at national and
local level. It is therefore vital that we are able to determine future
climate change studies.
In this study, PAGASA used the PRECIS (Providing
Regional Climates for Impact Studies) Regional Climate Model for the main
dynamical downscaling technique to generate climate change scenarios for 43++
provinces. This model gives a better resolution of the local
land-surface properties, such as topography, coasts and vegetation through a
better resolution of atmospheric dynamics and processes.