Emmanuel de Guzman was appointed Commissioner of the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) in September 2015. He is an international expert on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), a public health specialist, and an economist, with more than 30 years of experience in public policy and civil society, including over 20 years of professional work in the fields of DRR, CCA, and humanitarian action at national and international levels. De Guzman has worked in the Philippine Government under four administrations. He was director at the Department of National Defense and deputy administrator at the Office for Civil Defense-National Disaster Coordinating Council, 1998-2001. He was advisor on contingency planning at the National Security Council, 1997-1998. He was head executive assistant and national program manager at the Department of Health, 1986-1997.Outside the government, De Guzman advised national and local government agencies and international and regional organizations, including the United Nations system, on sustainable development, health emergency preparedness and crisis management, multihazard early warning and early action, gender mainstreaming, public-private partnership, and policy leadership and advocacy on DRR-CCA.As an international advisor on DRR-CCA, he had carried out work in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and Viet Nam. He was senior regional expert on disaster risk management of the ASEAN Secretariat in 2006 and 2013. He also served as senior advisor on disaster risk reduction of the World Meteorological Organization and the UNISDR (now UNDRR) in Geneva, Switzerland, and promoted high-level policy advocacy and action, and multistakeholder partnership on DRR-CCA, 2007-2015. As Climate Change Secretary, De Guzman has led the negotiations by the Philippines on the Paris Climate Change Agreement since COP21 of 2015.