ppt presentations from the symposium – Renewable Energies in the Philippines and Germany

for those colleagues who requested 4d ppt presentations fr d recently held symposium – Renewable Energies in the Philippines and Germany, pls. click on d links bellow. kindly ask permission fr d authors b4 u use d mat’ls. 4other purposes than 2inform urself. i guess d authors will be glad 2b of help 2pple who r interested to prevent pollution thru d promotion of renewable energies. itz true that information is power but i believe that properly disseminated information regarding environmental protection is more powerful….. it can help us all participate in saving our planet!

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Vince Perez

International Workshop on “Futures of Low Carbon Society”

The APEC Center for Technology Foresight (APEC CTF), National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) will conduct an International Workshop on “Futures of Low Carbon Society: Scenarios for Asia-Pacific”, during 2-4 November 2009 at BanThai Beach Resort and SPA in Phuket, Thailand. The workshop aims to generate region-wide scenarios on the future society where low carbon economy and adaptive lifestyle becomes the principal driver governing trade and development.

This is an important part of the project “The Futures of Low Carbon Society: Climate Change and Adaptation Strategy for Economies in APEC Beyond 2050” whose ultimate goal is to provide policy options for the region.

The workshop will assess the likelihood of low-carbon society through a number of plausible scenarios describing adaptive lifestyle up to and beyond 2050. Approximately 40 selected experts mainly from the Asia-Pacific region are invited to participate in this international workshop. The program of the workshop is attached herewith.

LCS 2050_Scenario Workshop 2009(2)

porous asphalt pavement w/ recycled tires

According to the Philippine tire industry, the annual average volume of tires in the market is 6.7 million. Around 2.7 million are locally produced and 4 million are imported. Passenger tires account for 65% of the total tire market followed by truck tires at 30%. With very few recycling options, discarded tires will mostly end up on dumpsites.

Large scale recycling is the final step in the earth friendly disposal of scrap tires. Accordingly, the most promising way of recycling rubber is by turning them into ground rubber “crumbs” which can be added to asphalt. It then can be used for paving roads, running tracks, runways and playgrounds. Because of the mixture of rubber, the life of the asphalt pavement is expected to increase by four to five times. In 1989, 11 million kilograms of rubber (around 2.5 million tires) were converted into asphalt-rubber and used in 35 states in the US. This is a recycling process, which the Philippines can also explore.

here is a cool tire recycling technology that’s also good for a storm water management program coz it makes d asphalt pavement breathable..check out d video link bellow!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/podcasts/specialvideo/site/2008/12/22/marciano.green.asphalt.cnn?iref=videosearch

High Performance Green Building Materials

mathias gelber, 2008 greenest person in d planet winner talks about low carbon concrete products….

Apple resigns from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cites urgency of action on climate change

Apple is the latest in a series of high-profile companies to resign from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to disagreements on climate policy. “We would prefer that the Chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis… because the Chamber’s position differs so sharply with Apple’s, we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately,” wrote Catherine A. Novelli, Vice President of Apple’s worldwide government affairs, in a letter to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas J. Donahue.

Other companies to quit the Chamber for similar reasons include Exelon, PNM Resources and PG&E. Nike has also recently resigned from the chamber’s board of directors.

Read Apple’s letter here: http://bit.ly/Ex2w5

….itz good 2know that der r cool companies doin d right thing! way 2go apple & nike!

Bangkok Climate Change Talks

At a press conference held midway through the Talks in Bangkok, Yvo de Boer spoke of encouraging signals that the Talks can deliver the tools and rules essential to a successful climate change deal in Copenhagen.
Solid progress has been made already in some key areas of a global agreement, such as adaptation, technology and capacity-building in developing countries. However, there is lack of clarity on two issues that are key to success in Copenhagen: rich nation emission reduction targets and financial support for climate change action in developing countries.
De Boer stressed the importance of generating finance, stating that commitment from world leaders without the means to implement it would prevent the world from acting fast enough to beat dangerous climate change.
Negotiators are beginning to slim down the text and identify key options. Next week, he said, they must focus even harder on what must be in a Copenhagen text and what can be cut out or left till later.

symposium – Renewable Energies in the Philippines and Germany

“Renewable Energies in the Philippines and Germany – Business Opportunities in Climate Change Mitigation“

The Symposium is organized by GTZ – German Technical Cooperation and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fully Booked Store, Bonifacio High Street , Taguig City , Metro Manila

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European Offshore Wind 2009 Update

free energy fr d wind….pollution free electricity….towards a cleaner future!