Sustainable Economy


Search for a Just Model for Economic Sustainability

Search for a Just Model for Economic Sustainability

Global context: Continuing crisis of the dominant global model (Washington Consensus) since the 2008-2010 Global Financial Crisis Reflected in the rise of Donald Trump (“America First”) and other Trumps, Brexit crisis in Europe, unresolved crisis of Greece, failure of the World Trade Organization to conclude its Doha Round (2000), crisis of “shareholder capitalism”, etc. In short, crisis of neo-liberalism (nobody wants to be labeled “neo-liberal”), yet most policy makers stick to neo-liberal framework and apply neo-liberal policies....


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Coconut Oil the Tree of Life

Understanding Plant Oil What differentiates them is the profile of their fatty acid composition e.g. carbon chain. Plant oil is also referred to as Lipid Current usage of Coconut Oil based products Food Products Cosmetic & Personal Care Health Products Value-Adding Processes Coconut for Clean Air and Environment   Coconut has many more potential applications awaiting development. This presentation focuses on the new category in the use of coconut oil that is not well...


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Address of the Chair of Lopez Group of Companies, Oscar Lopez

Delivered by Mr. Richard B. Tantoco President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Development Corporation (EDC is the largest renewable energy developer in the country making the Philippines the no. 2 geothermal country in the world since 1983). Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and good afternoon Chief Justice. I’d like to begin by offering my congratulations to Green Convergence and to the visionary Dr. Angelina Galang for successfully organizing the First Philippine Environment Summit....


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Sustainable Economy for the Philippines

Hon. Joey Salceda  Governor, Province of Albay Good Morning! Unang-una salamat sa pagbibigay ng opportunidad sa akin upang maibahagi at matuto na rin ako sa mga ginagawa ng iba. Siguro naman kung may pipiliin kayong presidente para sa 2016, isa lang ang pamantayan: yung marunong makinig. At tignan ninyo na ang kanilang mga programa ay naka-base sa pakikinig sa mga ordinaryong masa. Pasasalamatan ko muna po yung mga talagang nagtaguyod sa akin: sa tulong...


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Sustainable Cities & Sustainable Schools

DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis presented the ASEAN Framework for Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) and Eco-schools. ESC are cities or urban areas that are environmentally sustainable while meeting the social and economic needs of the people as outlined in the ASCC Blueprint (2009 – 2015). The ESC Award aims to make ASEAN cities environmentally sustainable by recognizing exemplary efforts and sharing best indigenous practices to keep cities clean, green and liveable. The National Environmental...


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Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Governance

Early humans have enjoyed close relationship with nature as indicated by the knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous and local communities. The case study of the Ifugaos, entitled Community-based Monitoring System for Restoring Balance, described their traditional monitoring and management systems like the “do nothing” to minimal economic activities and resource sharing. Threats to indigenous way of life include land use change and media. The indigenous territory management and indigenous socio-political cultural systems embrace...


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Ecosystem Governance

The principles in ecosystem governance that Mayor Maquiabas employed in running their municipality’s activities include: – Strengthening leadership cognizant to better risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation initiatives – Building a culture that is committed to the preservation of the environment – Building people for peace and development, by way of people empowerment thru continuing education and community participation – Demonstrating local green action and political will


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SALt Lamp

The SALt Lamp is a lamp with 90 lumens equivalent to seven candlepower powered by saltwater thus it can light up those in the coastal communities and those in the remotest barrios in the hinterlands. With two tablespoons of salt in one glass of tap water, the lamp runs for eight (8) hours. It is cost effective, safe and environment-friendly. With the objective of lighting up sustainably the whole nation and to help the...


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