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RPDEV, HSF, EU & GTZ to Hold Conference on the Environment

RPDEV, Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Commission and the German Technical Cooperation to Hold Conference on the Environment


RPDEV, in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), the European Commission (EC) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), will be holding a conference entitled "Investing in the Environment - the Role of the Business Sector in the Environment: The EU Experience" on December 05, 2006, Tuesday at the Ballroom of the Renaissance Makati City Hotel (formerly New World Hotel), Esperanza St. cor. Pasay Road, Makati City.

As the conference title suggests, issues and concerns to be taken up will be on the environment focusing on three main topics: climate change, solid waste and waste water management, and renewable energy

Keynote speaker for this one-day conference is Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo T. Reyes.  Other speakers include Marina T. Mallare, Project Coordinator, Capacity Development For Clean Development Mechanism (CD4CDM); Andreas Kanzler, Country Director, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ); Laurie B. Navarro, President, International Resources Group (IRG); Dr. Angel C. Alcala, Peter Keller, GTZ; DENR's Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio; Director Marcial C. Amaro Jr.,  OIC, Director, Forest Management Bureau, DENR; Mayor Hernani Braganza, Alaminos City, Pangasinan; and Director Ramon B. Alikpala, National Water Resources Board.  Other resource persons include:  Dr. Corazon PB. Claudio, President, Earth Institute Asia, Inc.; Dr. Antonio La Viña, Dean, Ateneo School of Government; Mayor Mary Jane C. Ortega, San Fernando, La Union; and Commodore (ret.) Carlos L. Agustin, Chairman & President, The Maritime League.

The organizers hope to draw on the insights to be shared by the speakers and participants from the business sector, the government and non-government organizations to be able to contribute to the protection and enhancement of the environment in the Philippines.


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